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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

Population

Total population 59,233
Male population 30,970
Female population 28,263
Median age 33.40
Median age (male) 30.60
Median age (female) 37.10

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

Never married 16,432
Married 23,951
Separated 1,384
Widowed 1,945
Divorced 4,925

Population by age

Under 15 11,980
Age 15 to 24 9,681
Ages 25 to 44 16,540
Ages 45 to 64 13,729
Age 65 and over 7,303

Population mobility

Live in the same house as 1 year ago 47,268
Moved from abroad 343
Moved from a different state 4,607
Moved from the same county 2,712
Moved from the same state 3,337

Population by poverty level

Above poverty level 50,493
Below poverty level (daily income under $1.90/day) 5,383

Employment

White collar 19,814
Blue collar 7,388

Class of worker

Self employed 2,325
Private company 18,695
Not for profit company 1,028
Government workers 5,154

Households

Total households 20,533
Family households 14,838
Non-family households 5,695
Households with children 7,200
Households without children 13,333
Average people per household 2.77

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

No high school 1,271
Some high school 17,825
Some college 13,408
Associate degree 4,772
Bachelors degree 6,508
Graduate degree 2,984

Income/Financial

Average household income $80,495
Median household income $65,039
Median income under 25 $52,866
Median income 25-44 $63,207
Median income 45-64 $75,557
Median income over 65 $58,374

Housing occupancy

Housing units 21,901
Occupied housing units 20,533
Owner occupied units 14,189
Renter occupied units 6,344
Median housing costs per month $1,140
Median gross rent per month $1,224

Housing by year built

Year built median 1990
Built before 1939 175
Built between 1940 and 1949 243
Built between 1950 and 1959 425
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,495
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,232
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,412
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,889
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,722
Built after 2010 2,308

Housing mortgage situation

Houses with mortgage 10,386
Houses without mortgage 3,803
Median value with mortgage $187,300
Median value without mortgage $171,100
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.