Goose Creek, South Carolina Population 2020

44,227

Goose Creek is a city located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 44,227, it is the 8th largest city in South Carolina and the 885th largest city in the United States. Goose Creek is currently growing at a rate of 1.59% annually and its population has increased by 23.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,938 in 2010. Spanning over 42 miles, Goose Creek has a population density of 1,073 people per square mile.

The average household income in Goose Creek is $78,970 with a poverty rate of 10.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,238 per month, and the median house value is $178,500. The median age in Goose Creek is 32 years, 30.3 years for males, and 34.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males.

Goose Creek Sc Demographics

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

  • White: 69.08%
  • Black or African American: 19.76%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Asian: 3.44%
  • Other race: 3.06%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Goose Creek, South Carolina is 44,227, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,841. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,938.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,55569.08%
Black or African American8,16919.76%
Two or More Races1,7984.35%
Asian1,4203.44%
Some Other Race1,2653.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.02%

Goose Creek Sc Population Pyramid 2020

Goose Creek Sc Median Age

32


Total

30.3


Male

34.5


Female

Goose Creek Sc Adults

There are 31,624 adults, (4,203 of whom are seniors) in Goose Creek Sc.

Goose Creek Sc Age Dependency

50.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Goose Creek Sc Sex Ratio

Female

20,659

49.97%

Male

20,680

50.03%

Goose Creek Sc Households and Families

Goose Creek Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Goose Creek Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.1%20.9%
All70.8%29.2%
Female62.3%37.7%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Male55.8%44.2%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,7702.8470.8
Married7,5583.3879.1
Non Family3,6571.2660.8
Female1,9053.5762.3
Male6503.2655.8

3.3

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Goose Creek Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6512.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,4305.57%
High School Graduate6,51725.39%
Some College7,53729.36%
Associates Degree2,85011.10%
Bachelors Degree4,55717.75%
Graduate Degree2,1268.28%

Goose Creek Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,31016,1804,466
Black5,1504,6381,277
Hispanic1,6551,309303
Asian1,047976510
Other Race637393110
Multiple Races498476129
Native American888822

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,072$50,442$31,323
Less Than High School$21,673$32,120$14,833
High School Grad$32,118$48,081$26,050
Some College$40,090$46,354$29,294
Bachelors Degree$50,833$60,510$40,625
Graduate Degree$61,840$71,667$49,531

$41,072

Average Earnings

$50,442

Average Male

$31,323

Average Female

Goose Creek Sc Language

Goose Creek Sc Language by Age

Goose Creek Sc Language

90.25% of Goose Creek Sc residents speak only English, while 9.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.17% of the population.

Goose Creek Sc Poverty

Goose Creek Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,9671,6676.68%
Black8,0641,38717.20%
Hispanic3,10969022.19%
Other1,26553942.61%
Multiple1,53217611.49%
Asian1,332130.98%
Native1221310.66%

10.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

12.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Goose Creek Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek Sc is Other, with 42.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Goose Creek Sc is Asian, with 0.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.22%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.90%
High School8.68%
Some College7.98%
Bachelors or Greater3.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.32%
Male Unemployed25.17%
Female Employed6.45%
Male Employed3.44%

Goose Creek Sc Income

Goose Creek Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,884$78,970
Families$75,156$85,220
Married Families$86,017-
Non Families$48,264$56,310

Goose Creek Sc Marital Status

Goose Creek Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Goose Creek Sc Married by Age and Sex

Goose Creek Sc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Goose Creek Sc Marital Status by Race

Goose Creek Sc Veterans

4,642

Number of Veterans

3,969

Male Veterans

673

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,999
Second Gulf War1,696
Vietnam1,290
Korea186
World War II36
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,54217.78%
Black87414.95%
Hispanic19210.33%
Asian12011.33%
2 or More8413.48%
Other182.42%
Indian44.35%

$Goose Creek Sc Veterans by Education

2.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Goose Creek Sc Employment Status

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Goose Creek Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

42.15%

Born in South Carolina

93.43%

Native Born

6.57%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.43% of Goose Creek Sc residents were born in the United States, with 42.15% having been born in South Carolina. 3.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202044,2276931.59%
201943,5346931.62%
201842,8411,0132.42%
201741,8286931.68%
201641,1355421.34%
201540,5932710.67%
201440,3226531.65%
201339,6698652.23%
201238,8041,1533.06%
201137,6519832.68%
201036,6687,4602.30%
200029,2084,5161.69%
199024,6926,8813.32%
198017,81114,15517.16%
19703,6560.00%