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Facts About the Myrtle Beach Area

Key Demographics

As of the census estimates of 2010, the racial makeup of Horry County was:
79.9% White
13.4% Black
1.0% Asian/American Indian
3.5% 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
(1134 sq. miles)
282,285
City of Myrtle Beach 28,292
Georgetown County
(815 sq. miles)
60,158
City of Georgetown 9,092
*Based on the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data


Income Demographics 

  Per Capita Median Family
Georgetown $48,487 $52,937
Horry $44,339 $50,712
*Based on the 2012 U.S.Census Bureau Fact Sheet


Age Composition of Horry and Georgetown Counties (estimates) 

  Under 5 5-19 20-64 65+
Georgetown 3,392 11,115 34,082 11,691
Horry 15,305 46,586 161,332 46,070
*Based on the 2008-2010 U.S. Census Bureau Fact Sheet


Fast Facts

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

How many annual visitors?
15.2 million (2012 estimate)

How many golf courses?
102

How many rounds of golf played annually?
Approximately 3.4 million (2011 estimate)

How many miniature golf courses?
30

How many full-service restaurants?
Approximately 1,700
(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?
2012 estimate 282,285

Population of Myrtle Beach?
2012 estimate 28,292

Population of the Grand Strand?
Approximately 293,000

Square miles in Horry County?
1,134
(largest in South Carolina)