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Goose Creek, South Carolina

Goose Creek is a city located in South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,208.

Geography Goose Creek is located at 32°59'44" North, 80°1'44" West (32.995522, -80.028915)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 84.1 km² (32.5 mi²). 82.1 km² (31.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.37% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 29,208 people, 8,947 households, and 7,443 families residing in the city. The population density is 355.9/km² (921.6/mi²). There are 9,482 housing units at an average density of 115.5/km² (299.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.50% White, 14.22% African American, 0.59% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 4.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,947 households out of which 49.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% are married couples living together, 10.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% are non-families. 12.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 2.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.94 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 18.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 115.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 120.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $45,919, and the median income for a family is $47,937. Males have a median income of $31,965 versus $23,754 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,905. 6.8% of the population and 5.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.0% are under the age of 18 and 7.3% are 65 or older.

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