Goose Creek 76 Exceptional
Goose Creek Livability #35 ranked city in South Carolina#6,346 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas

Livability Awards

A Goose Creek Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Goose Creek Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than South Carolina
Goose Creek
100same as the US average
South Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Goose Creek cost of living
B- Goose Creek Crime Total crime is 31% lower than South Carolina
Total crime
2,4346% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 426% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Goose Creek crime
C- Goose Creek Employment Household income is 31% higher than South Carolina
Median household income
$61,54211% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,89310% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%9% lower than the US average
Goose Creek employment
B Goose Creek Housing Home value is 18% higher than South Carolina
Median home value
$169,8008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14421% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Goose Creek real estate or Goose Creek rentals
C+ Goose Creek Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Goose Creek K-12 schools
C- Goose Creek User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in Goose Creek
Overall user rating
60% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
82% 1 total surveys
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Living in Goose Creek, SC

Goose Creek is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. The city has a population of 40,553 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Goose Creek is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Goose Creek residents is 31. Goose Creek has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 75% of the population is classified as married and 59% have kids.

Living in Goose Creek can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of South Carolina, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Goose Creek and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the South Carolina and national averages.

Goose Creek has a livability score of 77/100 and is ranked #26 in South Carolina and #3,808 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Goose Creek ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Goose Creek ranks well for amenities (A), weather (B+) and housing (B).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Goose Creek has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Goose Creek has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Goose Creek is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Goose Creek come in at $169,800, which is 18.2% higher than the South Carolina average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Goose Creek, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 9.7% lower than the South Carolina average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Goose Creek will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Goose Creek, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.2%.

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      Source: The Goose Creek, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).