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Welcome to Goose Creek ...

The city of Goose Creek is primarily located in Berkeley County. A portion of Goose Creek extends into Charleston County.

A typical abbreviation for Goose Creek: Goose Crk. (or less commonly used: Goose Ck. or Goose Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Goose Creek has a population of 42,619 people<1> (see below for details).

Goose Creek is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Goose Creek lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Goose Creek: (843)

The ZIP code for Goose Creek: 29445<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Goose Creek had a population of 35,938 people (which is 20.21% of the total population of Berkeley County). This makes Goose Creek the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Goose Creek represents 0.78% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,938 people, the population of Goose Creek increased 23.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,208 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Goose Creek had an population of 42,619 people. This is an increase of 18.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.92% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Goose Creek.

Communities near Goose Creek ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017
Charleston   [Map]   134,875   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
James Island   [Map]   12,083   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lincolnville   [Map]   2,475   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moncks Corner   [Map]   10,933   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mount Pleasant   [Map]   86,668   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
North Charleston   [Map]   110,861   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Goose Creek.

Communities Also Named Goose Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Goose Creek - they are located in Kentucky, Manitoba, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Goose Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Goose Creek. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Goose Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Goose Creek.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Goose Creek:

Websites for Goose Creek ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goose Creek ...

Looking for more information about Goose Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Goose Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Goose Creek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goose Creek.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Goose Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Goose Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Goose Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goose Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goose Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goose Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goose Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9798, Longitude: -80.0298     [Map].

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