Goose Creek, South Carolina

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Goose Creek is a city in Berkeley county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 29,208 at the 2000 census. Most of the Naval Weapons Station Charleston is in Goose Creek. As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Goose Creek is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area and the Charleston-North Charleston Urbanized Area.

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Geography

Goose Creek is located at 32°59′44″N 80°1′44″W / 32.99556°N 80.02889°W / 32.99556; -80.02889 (32.995522, -80.028915).[3]

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

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 29,208 people, 8,947 households, and 7,443 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.6 people per square mile (355.9/km²). There were 9,482 housing units at an average density of 299.2/sq mi (115.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.

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