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Goose Creek

Goose Creek began as a Lowcountry settlement in the late 1600s. Located in the southern end of Berkeley County, South Carolina, the City of Goose Creek was established in 1961.

The source of the name "Goose Creek" has been lost to history. Some have theorized that the area was named after the gooseneck turns in the creek that extended off the Cooper River. Others say the name came from the prominence of geese in the waterway. It is possible that the name Goose Creek has Native American origins.


Most early Goose Creek settlers were from Barbados. As early as 1672-1673 these white Europeans were settling the land along Goose Creek. Notable Goose Creek Plantations included Medway, Yeamans Hall, Windsor Hill, The Elms, Otranto, The Oaks, Crowfield, Liberty Hall, Howe Hall and Brick Hope. Many of these areas are now home to Goose Creek suburban developments. No Civil War battles were fought in Goose Creek, but residents felt the impact of the war. The end of slavery meant the end of the plantation system, shattering the Goose Creek economy. By the late 1800s, most plantations in the Goose Creek area were abandoned.


Goose Creek stayed undeveloped until after World War II, when the military began to occupy and invest in the area. The influx of new military and civilian personnel led to a re-birth of the area, and was the beginning of a new Goose Creek.


Today over 40,000 people proudly call Goose Creek home. You can get nearly anywhere is this 35 sq mile city in 10 to 20 minutes. Residents enjoy the sense of community that has emerged over the area's long history, and appreciate the natural beauty that drew early settlers to Goose Creek. The Goose Creek school system is served by the highly acclaimed Berkeley County School district.


The Goose Creek Municipal Complex built in 1999 is home to City Hall, the Police Department and the Municipal Court. The annual free concert festival, “Symphony Under the Stars” is held at the Municipal Center each spring. The Goose Creek Recreation Department is a favorite for locals, and widely known for its wonderful facilities. The Felkel Field Sports Complex, located in the Beverly Hills subdivision, has 7 lighted ball fields, a concession stand and press boxes that stay packed during the softball/baseball season.

Crowfield Plantation is one of the more popular Goose Creek neighborhoods, and boasts a well respected golf course community.

The historic area surrounding Liberty Hall is one of the newest residential communities in the City of Goose Creek. During the construction phase, The City of Goose Creek dedicated preserving the history of Liberty Hall, and the archeologically valuable sites were protected. 


Goose Creek SC Real Estate
In the year 2018, almost 900 homes sold in Goose Creek.  This is close to a 30% increase in sales over the previous year.  New construction, as well as the robust job market is attributed to the increase.

For more information regarding specific neighborhoods in the Goose Creek area, contact Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.  Home sales include condominiums, investment properties, and fix and flips. Information provided by Behren Kittrell, BIC Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate.

Goose Creek Census Information


Total population 59,342
Male population 30,696
Female population 28,646
Median age 33.60
Median age (male) 30.80
Median age (female) 36.40

Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)

Never married 15,551
Married 24,509
Separated 1,748
Widowed 2,093
Divorced 5,104

Population by age

Under 15 12,085
Age 15 to 24 9,843
Ages 25 to 44 16,547
Ages 45 to 64 13,830
Age 65 and over 7,037

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 46,949
Moved from abroad 365
Moved from a different state 4,592
Moved from the same county 3,384
Moved from the same state 3,083

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 48,789
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 7,073


White collar 19,881
Blue collar 7,572

Class of worker

Self employed 2,380
Private company 18,495
Not for profit company 974
Government workers 5,604


Total households 20,402
Family households 14,724
Non-family households 5,678
Households with children 7,315
Households without children 13,087
Average people per household 2.79

Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

No high school 1,470
Some high school 16,578
Some college 14,214
Associate degree 4,623
Bachelors degree 6,555
Graduate degree Not available


Average household income $74,532
Median household income $62,208
Median income under 25 $38,493
Median income 25-44 $61,931
Median income 45-64 $70,076
Median income over 65 $56,340

Housing occupancy

Housing units 21,871
Occupied housing units 20,402
Owner occupied units 13,796
Renter occupied units 6,606
Median housing costs per month $1,128
Median gross rent per month $1,161

Housing by year built

Year built median 1990
Built before 1939 158
Built between 1940 and 1949 110
Built between 1950 and 1959 574
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,173
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,522
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,541
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,991
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,104
Built after 2010 1,698

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 10,288
Houses without mortgage 3,508
Median value with mortgage $173,400
Median value without mortgage $160,600
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2020 American Community Survey and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.