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Goose Creek
  • Suburb of Charleston, SC

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Goose Creek is a suburb of Charleston with a population of 42,944. Goose Creek is in Berkeley County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Goose Creek offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Goose Creek and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Goose Creek are above average.

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About Goose Creek...
Population
42,944

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,353
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    176.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    39
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    25.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    349.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,697.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

Working in Goose Creek

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,730
National
$64,994

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