Goose Creek, South Carolina
Cost of Living
The price of a Retirement community is determined by the city in which it is located. The rent burden for Goose Creek is around 18.4% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Goose Creek is about $1,174 per month and the median home value in Goose Creek is about $174,509.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Goose Creek 7.9% have a graduate degree, 26.3% have a college degree, and 24.5% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Goose Creek is 8.2% Hispanic, 4.4% mixed race, 2.6% other or not specified, 20.7% black, 0.3% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 68.7% white, and 3.3% Asian. Based on gender, 49.7% are female and 50.3% are male. The median age of Goose Creek is 32 years old. In Goose Creek, 12.3% have some form of disability, 4.3% consider themselves widows, 71.3% participate in the labor force, and 10.2% live in poverty. Goose Creek has a population density of 397 people per square mile. The total population of Goose Creek consists of 42,619 people. In Goose Creek, 17.6% of the people are veterans.
An overview of South Carolina
In total, South Carolina has 71 general hospitals and 189 health centers that provide care for 5,147,823 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in South Carolina are Gus Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital. In terms of resources, South Carolina has a cost of living index of 98.3, a grocery index rating of 101.9, and a housing index rating of 85.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Carolina citizen is ranked 42nd nation-wide. Additionally, South Carolina is ranked 36th by standards of healthcare. Based on natural beauty, South Carolina ranks 34th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, South Carolina ranks 24th in the nation. In terms of religion, 47% of South Carolina residents attend religious services among the 8,051 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 40, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 41% of South Carolina residents voted Democrat and 55% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in South Carolina is around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 59F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 66F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 26F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for South Carolina is around 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of August. On average, the state receives 4.10 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 42.6 AQI. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.
Wildlife to be found in South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of devil's walking stick, sweet birch, shadblow serviceberry, and common leopard bane. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the manatee, the southern fox squirrel, or the wild hog. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.