Goose Creek, South Carolina Population 2024

48,996

Goose Creek is a city located in Berkeley County, Charleston County, and Dorchester County South Carolina. Goose Creek has a 2024 population of 48,996. Goose Creek is currently growing at a rate of 1.43% annually and its population has increased by 5.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,240 in 2020.

The average household income in Goose Creek is $98,373 with a poverty rate of 7.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Goose Creek is 32 years, 29.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Goose Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Goose Creek was:

  • White: 64.32%
  • Black or African American: 20.87%
  • Two or more races: 6.57%
  • Other race: 4.25%
  • Asian: 3.62%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
42.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,154.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.96% (2,756)
The current population of Goose Creek, South Carolina is 48,996 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 46,240.

Goose Creek, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White29,49664.32%
Black or African American9,57020.87%
Two or more races3,0146.57%
Other race1,9474.25%
Asian1,6613.62%
Native American1450.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.05%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Goose Creek Population by Race

Goose Creek Population Pyramid 2024

Goose Creek Median Age

32

Total

29.6

Male

35.5

Female

Goose Creek Adults

There are 35,440 adults, (5,311 of whom are seniors) in Goose Creek.

Goose Creek Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Goose Creek Sex Ratio

Female22,15848.32%
Male23,70051.68%

Goose Creek Population by Age

Goose Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,9642.7270.429.6
Married8,4313.279.420.6
Non Family4,2441.462.237.8
Female2,4903.1355.144.9
Male7993.3865.834.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Goose Creek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6272.23%
9th to 12th Grade1,3884.93%
High School Graduate7,62427.11%
Some College7,43626.44%
Associates Degree3,31811.8%
Bachelors Degree4,87817.34%
Graduate Degree2,85510.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17,77016,8525,041
Black5,8665,4181,398
Hispanic1,9361,603568
2+ Races1,4161,225335
Asian1,2911,161565
Other Race1,019727246
Native American81819
Islander11110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.76%.

Goose Creek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$50,813$62,218$41,816
Less Than 9th Grade$38,887$38,661$0
High School Graduate$46,375$55,884$34,705
Some College$49,158$59,604$39,403
Bachelors Degree$56,746$71,129$43,048
Graduate Degree$71,569$100,234$60,426

$50,813

Average Earnings

$62,218

Average Male

$41,816

Average Female

Goose Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Goose Creek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Goose Creek Language

88.71% of Goose Creek residents speak only English, while 11.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.44% of the population.

Goose Creek Language

Goose Creek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,2991,4705.59%
Black9,4511,04411.05%
Hispanic3,37341412.27%
Other1,93326513.71%
Multiple2,716562.06%
Islander1111100%
Asian1,56930.19%

7.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.01%

Male Poverty Rate

9.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goose Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek is Asian, with 0.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.92%.

Goose Creek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.06%
High School9.01%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater1.5%

Goose Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.3%
Male Unemployed20.12%
Female Employed4.11%
Male Employed1.87%

Goose Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Goose Creek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,041$98,373
Families$98,859$110,874
Married Families$109,856$124,999
Non Families$56,805$59,337

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Goose Creek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Goose Creek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Goose Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Goose Creek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Goose Creek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,045

Number of Veterans

4,149

Male Veterans

896

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War1,930
Second Gulf War1,739
Vietnam1,331
Korea103
World War II11

Goose Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,672
55 to 641,201
65 to 741,060
75+560
18 to 34552

Goose Creek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,77618.95%
Black90413.18%
Hispanic23110.18%
Other Race21617.63%
2+ Races996.35%
Asian443.36%
Native American67.41%

Goose Creek Veterans by Race

Goose Creek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goose Creek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Goose Creek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Goose Creek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Goose Creek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.19%

Born in Goose Creek

93.45%

Native Born

6.55%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

4.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.45% of Goose Creek residents were born in the United States, with 41.19% having been born in South Carolina. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Goose Creek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202952,4416891.33%
202851,7526891.35%
202751,0636891.37%
202650,3746891.39%
202549,6856891.41%
202448,9966891.43%
202348,3076891.45%
202247,6189111.95%
202146,7074671.01%
202046,2402,3985.47%
201943,8429062.11%
201842,9361,0572.52%
201741,8797221.75%
201641,1575431.34%
201540,6142740.68%
201440,3406601.66%
201339,6808632.22%
201238,8171,1533.06%
201137,6649982.72%
201036,6667,45825.53%
200029,2084,51618.29%
199024,6926,88138.63%
198017,81114,155387.17%
19703,65600%

Goose Creek Population by Year