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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 60,033
Male population 30,686
Female population 29,347
Median age 33.30
Median age (male) 30.70
Median age (female) 36.20
Marital status (Number of people who have the following marital status)
Never married 15,967
Married 24,128
Separated 1,875
Widowed 2,307
Divorced 5,492
Population by age
Under 15 12,139
Age 15 to 24 9,949
Ages 25 to 44 17,278
Ages 45 to 64 13,918
Age 65 and over 6,749
Population mobility
Live in the same house as 1 year ago 47,779
Moved from abroad 373
Moved from a different state 5,032
Moved from the same county 3,323
Moved from the same state 2,595
Population by poverty level
Above poverty level 49,232
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 7,447
White collar 19,950
Blue collar 7,258
Class of worker
Self employed 2,197
Private company 18,635
Not for profit company 895
Government workers 5,481
Total households 20,771
Family households 14,678
Non-family households 6,093
Households with children 7,542
Households without children 13,229
Average people per household 2.78
Education (Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)
No high school 1,355
Some high school 16,441
Some college 14,711
Associate degree 4,426
Bachelors degree 6,706
Graduate degree Not available
Average household income $72,054
Median household income $58,595
Median income under 25 $39,975
Median income 25-44 $59,504
Median income 45-64 $67,403
Median income over 65 $49,525
Housing occupancy
Housing units 21,935
Occupied housing units 20,771
Owner occupied units 13,829
Renter occupied units 6,942
Median housing costs per month $1,101
Median gross rent per month $1,094
Housing by year built
Year built median 1989
Built before 1939 167
Built between 1940 and 1949 83
Built between 1950 and 1959 603
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,162
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,659
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,646
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,837
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,259
Built after 2010 1,519
Housing mortgage situation
Houses with mortgage 10,500
Houses without mortgage 3,329
Median value with mortgage $169,300
Median value without mortgage $141,800
Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the 2019 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.