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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,553
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+20,636
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,130
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,522
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,135

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,822
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.9%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,144
Median House Value$169,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.2%
German14%
Irish14%
English7.2%
Italian4.8%
French Except Basque2.9%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1%
Portuguese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
African0.3%
Greek0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Russian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Goose Creek Almanac

CategoryValue
County Berkeley County
Standard Zip Codes29445
Phone Area Codes843
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.98
Approximate Longitude-79.99

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)

StationCHARLESTON INTL AP
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationSUMMERVILLE
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches
StationSULLIVANS ISLAND
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 72 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charleston129,888$83,962
Hanahan20,710$66,429
Lincolnville1,053$41,792
Moncks Corner9,300$67,089
North Charleston106,113$47,940
Summerville47,919$69,336

Goose Creek Public Schools

Boulder Bluff Elementary
400 Judy Drive
ZIP: 29445
(843) 553-1223
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Devon Forest Elementary
1127 Dorothy Street
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 938
Goose Creek High
1137 Redbank Road
ZIP: 29445
(843) 553-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1872
Goose Creek Primary
200 Foster Creek Road
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-8008
Primary
Total Enrollment 1125
Howe Hall Aims Elementary
115 Howe Hall Road
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-3899
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Marrington Elementary
101 Gearing Street
ZIP: 29445
(843) 572-3373
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Marrington Middle School Of The Arts
109 Gearing Street
ZIP: 29445
(843) 572-0313
Middle
Total Enrollment 373
Sedgefield Intermediate
225 Garwood Drive
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-4090
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Sedgefield Middle
131 Charles B. Gibson Blvd
ZIP: 29445
(843) 797-2620
Middle
Total Enrollment 1070
Stratford High
951 Crowfield Boulevard
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1841
Westview Elementary
100 Westview Boulevard
ZIP: 29445
(843) 797-2992
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Westview Middle
101 Westview Boulevard
ZIP: 29445
(843) 572-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 864
Westview Primary
98 Westview Boulevard
ZIP: 29445
(843) 820-4082
Primary
Total Enrollment 689

Goose Creek Private Schools

Crowfield Academy
240 Westview Blvd
ZIP: 29445
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Londonderry Christian Montessori
174 Londonderry Rd
ZIP: 29445
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
New Life Christian Academy
Po Box 201
ZIP: 29445
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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