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Population (year 2000): 22,759. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,593 (+16.8% change)
Males: 11,547 (50.7%), Females: 11,212 (49.3%)

Horry County

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Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $35,498 (year 2000)
Median house value: $135,400 (year 2000)

Myrtle Beach, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Myrtle Beach:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.2%)
  • Black (12.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: English (12.8%), Irish (11.8%), German (11.0%), United States (10.0%), Italian (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

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Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Myrtle Beach

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Myrtle Beach city

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

8.4% Foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 1.9% Europe, 1.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,577 (-10.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Wilmington, (75.3 miles www.oceaninvestments.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Raleigh, (147.1 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (505.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (6.3 miles Forestbrook, SC (8.1 miles Socastee, Beach, SC Surfside (9.6 miles Acres, SC (10.6 miles Briarcliffe Hill, SC (11.1 miles Red City, SC Garden (12.0 miles Beach, SC (12.8 miles Atlantic SC Conway, (15.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 67 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 1999: 119 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2001: 98 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2002: 97 buildings, average cost: $382,500
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $320,600
  • 2004: 147 buildings, average cost: $301,500
  • 2005: 323 buildings, average cost: $245,300

Latitude: 33.70 N, Longitude: 78.88 W

Area code: 843


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (29.6%), Retail trade (15.9%), Educational,health and social services (12.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,730 (+99.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,855 (63.2%)


 

Crime in Myrtle Beach by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 4 3
    per 100,000 8.8 17.6 13.2
Rapes 42 63 42
    per 100,000 184.5 276.8 184.5
Robberies 158 195 179
    per 100,000 694.2 856.8 786.5
Assaults 273 346 238
    per 100,000 1199.5 1520.3 1045.7
Burglaries 835 773 930
    per 100,000 3668.9 3396.5 4086.3
Thefts 3,106 3,547 4,052
    per 100,000 13647.3 15585.0 17803.9
Auto thefts 453 515 547
    per 100,000 1990.4 2262.8 2403.4
1492.7 1731.6 1722.6


Average climate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Myrtle Beach-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Myrtle Beach city center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Nick D'Antoni - College basketball player (William & Mary Tribe), Ramon Sessions - College basketball player (Nevada Wolf Pack).


Main business address for: COASTAL FINANCIAL CORP /DE (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED), AVX CORP (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES).


Hospital/medical center in Myrtle Beach:
  • GRAND STRAND REG MED CENTER (809 82ND PARKWAY BOX 7500)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Myrtle Beach:
  • CONWAY HOSPITAL INC (about 15 miles; CONWAY, SC)
  • LORIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; LORIS, SC)
  • GEORGETOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; GEORGETOWN, SC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Myrtle Beach:
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 4 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: MYR)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 67 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • WILMINGTON INTL (about 78 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; ID: ILM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Myrtle Beach:
  • GRAND STRAND (about 13 miles; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; ID: CRE)
  • CONWAY-HORRY COUNTY (about 19 miles; CONWAY, SC; ID: HYW)
  • TWIN CITY (about 27 miles; LORIS, SC; ID: 5J9)

Amtrak station:
MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) - Bus Station

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 42 $121,859 $34,816 24 $18,159
Local Libraries 12 $41,738 $41,738 0 $0
Sewerage 50 $135,052 $32,412 0 $0
Water Supply 55 $164,799 $35,956 3 $4,995
Streets and Highways 47 $166,960 $42,628 0 $0
Firefighters 118 $374,173 $38,051 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 177 $645,861 $43,787 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 21 $77,060 $44,034 0 $0
Other Government Administration 39 $170,015 $52,312 9 $10,009
Financial Administration 37 $126,070 $40,887 1 $1,016
Parks and Recreation 83 $216,832 $31,349 27 $32,431
Police - Other 60 $161,133 $32,226 1 $808
Solid Waste Management 29 $72,942 $30,182 0 $0
Totals for Government 770 $2,474,494 $38,563 65 $67,418


Colleges/Universities in Myrtle Beach:
  • GOLF ACADEMY OF THE CAROLINAS (Full-time enrollment: 154; Location: 3361 WACCAMAW BLVD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sdgagolf.com)
  • CATHEDRAL BIBLE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 86; Location: 803 HOWARD PKY MYRTLE BEACH AFB; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • STRAND COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 423 79TH AVE N; Private, for-profit)
  • FORTUNE SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE (Location: PO BOX 3845; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Myrtle Beach:
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 72 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 73 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 3,550)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 78 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; FT enrollment: 8,996)
Public high schools in Myrtle Beach:
  • SOCASTEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,448; Location: 4900 SOCASTEE BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,387; Location: 700 GARDNER LACY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MYRTLE BEACH HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,157; Location: 3300 CENTRAL PARKWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACADEMY FOR ARTS SCIENCE & TEC (Location: 900 79TH AVE NORTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Myrtle Beach:
  • CAROLINA FOREST MIDDLE (Students: 1,201; Location: 700 GARDNER LACY RD.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CAROLINA FOREST ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,024; Location: 285 EAST PERRY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FORESTBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,013; Location: 4430 GATOR LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MYRTLE BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 919; Location: 950 SEAHAWK WAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ST. JAMES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 811; Location: 9775 ST. JAMES ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ST. JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 779; Location: 9711 ST. JAMES ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MYRTLE BEACH PRIMARY (Students: 658; Location: 612 29TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: PK - 01)
  • LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 653; Location: 1675 HWY 396; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FORESTBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: 4000 PANTHERS PKWY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 3301 OAK STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Myrtle Beach:
  • ST ANDREWS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 3601 N KINGS HWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHABAD ACADEMY (Students: 124; Location: 2803 N OAK MB; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE PEOPLES COLLEGE (Students: 105; Location: 316 BUSH DRIVE; Grades: PK - 4)
  • RISEN CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 10595 NORTH HIGHWAY 17; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 76; Location: 701 65TH AVE N; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TINKER BELL KIND OF 1ST BAP CH (Students: 61; Location: 500 4TH AV N HWY 17; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST PHILIPS LUTHERAN KINDERGART (Students: 42; Location: 6200 N KINGS HWY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 35; Location: 1213 CARVER ST PO BOX 8404; Grades: PK - 9)
Library in Myrtle Beach:
  • CHAPIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $838,799; Location: 400 14TH AVE. N.; 90,295 books; 2,269 audio materials; 2,435 video materials; 171 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Myrtle Beach: Pine Lakes Country Club (A), Shady Grove Campground (B), Seaboard Industrial Park (C), Whispering Pines Golf Course (D), Chapin Memorial Library (E), Myrtle Beach City Hall (F).

Shopping Centers: Sixth Avenue South Shopping Center (1), Myrtle Square Mall Shopping Center (2), Grand Strand Plaza Shopping Center (3), Seventieth Avenue North Shopping Center (4), Dunes Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Myrtle Beach include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Pine Lakes Church (B), Phillips Church (C), Ocean View Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Coastal Community Church (F), Kingway Pentecostal Holiness Church (G), Midway Church (H).

Cemetery: Ocean Woods Memorial Park (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Branch (A).

Parks in Myrtle Beach include: Myrtle Beach State Park (1), Sea Hawk Memorial Stadium (2), Chapin Memorial Park (3), Midway Park (4).

Beaches: Withers Swash (A), Canepatch Swash (B), Deephead Swash (C).

Post office: (A).  


Myrtle Beach compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Myrtle Beach:
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNMB (900 AM; 1 kW; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Myrtle Beach:
  • W208BA (89.5 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W244AY (96.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Myrtle Beach:
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

 

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