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Facts About the Myrtle Beach Area

Key Demographics

As of the census of 2010, the racial makeup of Horry County was:
79.9% White
13.4% Black
1.5% Asian/American Indian
.1% from other races
2.0% from two or more races
6.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino

The median age was 41 years old.

Resident Population  

Horry County
(1,134 sq. miles)
City of Myrtle Beach 31,035
Georgetown County
(815 sq. miles)
City of Georgetown 9,062
*Based on the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data estimates

Income Demographics 

  Per Capita Personal Income Median Family
Georgetown $24,513 $54,969
Horry $24,002 $42,431
*Based on the 2009-2013 U.S.Census Bureau data estimates

Age Composition of Horry and Georgetown Counties (estimates) 

  Under 5 5-19 20-64 65+
Georgetown 3,176 10,737 33,649 12,718
Horry 15,371 46,888 164,830 49,599
*Based on the 2009-2013 U.S. Census Bureau data estimates

Fast Facts

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Myrtle Beach area of
South Carolina.

How many annual visitors?
17.2 million (2014 estimate per D.K Shifflet)

How many golf courses?
90 (2015)

How many rounds of golf played annually?
Approximately 3.2 million (2015 estimate)

How many miniature golf courses?

How many full-service restaurants?
Approximately 1,800
(in Horry & Georgetown counties)

How many live entertainment theaters?
8, with a total of more than 11,577 seats

How many hotels?
Approximately 425

How many rooms?
Approximately 98,600 accommodations
(approx. 53,000 represent hotel/motel only)

How many outlet stores?
Over 300

Population of Horry County?
2013 estimate 289,650

Population of Myrtle Beach?
2013 estimate 29,175

Population of the Grand Strand?
Approximately 293,000

Square miles in Horry County?
(largest in South Carolina)