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Overview

Introduction to Goose Creek, South Carolina

Goose Creek, South Carolina, in Berkeley county, is 9 miles N of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center) and 162 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city is considered part of the Charleston - North Charleston metropolitan area.

Goose Creek History

Goose Creek was established in 1961. Some opine that the city derived its name from the gooseneck turns of the creek. Others believe it was named because of the prominence of geese in the creek. The area was originally inhabited by the Etiwan and Sewee Indians. The first European settlers arrived in the early 1670s. City of Goose Creek was incorporated on March 22, 1961. Hilton W. Bunch became the first mayor of the city.

Goose Creek and nearby Attractions

  • Wannamaker County Park
  • Cypress Gardens
  • Wannamaker County Park
  • Whirlin' Waters
  • Summerville - Dorchester Museum
  • Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Things To Do In Goose Creek

Goose Creek provides easy access to various museums and historic sites such as the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Berkeley Museum, Old Dorchester State Historic State, and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. The Berkeley Square Shopping Center and Goose Plaza Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. In addition, the city organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year.

Goose Creek Transportation

Flights can be availed from Charleston International Airport.

Goose Creek Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College, ECPI College of Technology-Charleston, and several other colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 39,408
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 19,667
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,797
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,100
Median House Value $167,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 14.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Goose Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of North Charleston, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Berkeley
Metro Area Charleston - North Charleston
Standard Zip Codes 29445
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.98
Longitude -80.032

Goose Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARLESTON INTL AP
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station SUMMERVILLE
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.4 inches
Station SULLIVANS ISLAND
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 72 F
Jul Temp 74 to 89 F
Oct Temp 58 to 76 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charleston 127,694 $77,816
Hanahan 19,707 $58,135
Lincolnville 1,299 $41,149
Moncks Corner 9,108 $63,915
North Charleston 104,146 $46,801
Summerville 46,200 $65,430

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Goose Creek High Schools

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STRATFORD HIGH
951 CROWFIELD BLVD.
843-553-4581
Serves 2,749 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

GOOSE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
1137 REDBANK ROAD
843-553-5300
A Title I School.
Serves 1,630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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