Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
496,299
3.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
50
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
6.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,296
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,600
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
211,191
4.52% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC had a population of 496k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $63,296. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew from 478,654 to 496,299, a 3.69% increase and its median household income grew from $57,489 to $63,296, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.9%).

None of the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Coastal Carolina University (2,195 degrees awarded in 2022), Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,602 degrees), and Brunswick Community College (454 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was $247,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 2 cars per household.

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC borders Georgetown, SC, Lumberton, NC, and Wilmington, NC.

Population & Diversity

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is home to a population of 496k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.53% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents were born outside of the country (27.4k people).

In 2022, there were 6.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (388k people) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    388k ± 1.22k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    55.6k ± 916
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15.8k ± 1.53k
5.94%
Hispanic Population
29.5k people

In 2022, there were 6.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (388k people) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.94% of the people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are hispanic (29.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for South Carolina and North Carolina.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    272,927 ± 17,154 people
  2. India
    98,209 ± 10,231 people
  3. Honduras
    53,603 ± 7,771 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina and North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 272,927 South Carolina and North Carolina residents, followed by India with 98,209 and Honduras with 53,603.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
27.4k people
5.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.3k people

As of 2022, 5.53% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents (27.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 5.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19,548 ± 924
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,712 ± 709
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,508 ± 638

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC employs 211k people. The largest industries in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Retail Trade (30,633 people), Accommodation & Food Services (27,539 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (25,392 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,464), Utilities ($61,972), and Information ($56,422).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

211k
2022 Value
± 4,073
4.52%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew at a rate of 4.52%, from 202k employees to 211k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (29,476 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,519 people), and Management Occupations (21,845 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

211k
2022 Value
± 4,073
4.52%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew at a rate of 4.52%, from 202k employees to 211k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, are Retail Trade (30,633 people), Accommodation & Food Services (27,539 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (25,392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, though some of these residents may live in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,786
Median earning men ± $1,264
$31,741
Median earning women ± $794

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($67,991), Wholesale Trade ($60,586), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,706).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,622), Information ($45,117), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,343).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,540
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,735
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,630
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina and South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 51.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.953%).

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Thom Tillis, and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina and North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina and North Carolina is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina and North Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Thom Tillis, and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing South Carolina and North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina and North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina and North Carolina

South Carolina and North Carolina is currently represented by 21 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC awarded 4,574 degrees. The student population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,153 male students and 12,578 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are White (3,146 and 69.5%), followed by Black or African American (759 and 16.8%), Hispanic or Latino (294 and 6.5%), and Two or More Races (176 and 3.89%).

The largest universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina University (2,195 and 48%), Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,602 and 35%), and Brunswick Community College (454 and 9.93%).

The most popular majors in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (631 and 13.8%), General Business Administration & Management (330 and 7.21%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (163 and 3.56%).

The median tuition cost in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC for a public four year colleges is $11,460 for in-state students and $28,310 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,731 (39.3% men and 60.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,731 students enrolled in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, 39.3% men and 60.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,774 records, of which 59.8% were women and 40.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 154 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,195 degrees awarded
  2. 1,602 degrees awarded
  3. 454 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina University with 2,195 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,907 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, which is 0.715 times less than the 2,667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,146 degrees mean that there were 4.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 759 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($36,480) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,749) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.907% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.766% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.34M), Some college (2.73M), and Bachelors Degree (2.34M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was $247,600 in 2022, which is 0.878 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $209,900 to $247,600, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is $63,296. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$247,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,091
$158,078
Median Property Taxes
±$3,136

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

The following map shows all of the counties in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,296
Median Household Income
± $1,438
203k
Number of Households
± 3,724

In 2022, the median household income of the 203k households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew to $63,296 from the previous year's value of $57,489.

The following chart displays the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is from South Carolina and North Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 and income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.27%)
  3. Carpooled (8.1%)

In 2022, 79.1% of workers in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.27%) and those who carpooled to work (8.1%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC (58.5k out of 489k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 20.6% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina
1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina and North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
20.6%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC declined by 4.08% from 12.8% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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