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Demographic Profile

One of the unique qualities about Horry County is its eclectic and diverse mix of people. People from around the world move to the Myrtle Beach area to live, work, study and enjoy the superior quality of life.  This "melting pot" of the Southeast is made up of people from a variety of different backgrounds, work experience, ages, races and more.

 

Demographics

Value  Percent
  Total Population 309,199 _
  Population Average Growth _ 14.8%
  Age    
  Median Age 42.5 _
  Under 18 Years 54,242 19.1%
  18 to 24 Years 26,079 9.7%
  25 to 34 Years 33,834 12.6%
  35 to 44 Years 33,463 12.4%
  45 to 54 Years 37,077 13.8%
  55 to 64 Years 38,526 14.3%
  65 to 74 Years  28,382 10.5%
  75 + Years 17,688 6.6%
  Race    
  White 215,071 79.4%
  Black, African American 36,202 13.6%
  American Indian | Alaskan Native 1,279 0.6%
  Asian 2,816 1.3%
  Native Hawaiina or Pacific Islander 305 0.1%
  HIspanic, Latino 16,683 6.1%
  Other 8,366 3.1%
  Two or more other  5,252 1.9%
  Economic    
  Labor Force Participation Rate (16 + years of age) 136,643 61.4%
  Armed Forces Labor Force 157 0.1%
  Median Household Income $42,322 _
  Poverty Level  48,091 17.6%
  Mean Commute Time (minutes) 21.5 _
  Union Membership  _ 1.4%
  Education    
  Postgraduate Degree 10,342 7.2%
  Bachelor's Degree 22,388 15.6%
  Associate's Degree 15,161 10.5%
  Some College 33,114 23%
  High School Graduate 45,927 31.9%

 

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Horry County Demographics

Horry County Community Profile (Demographics)

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