Myrtle Beach, SC - Demographics

2012 Population Growth and Population Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Total Population 27,539 4,703,928 312,796,426
Square Miles 24.07 32,678.58 N / A
Population Density 1,144.30 156.5 88.6
1990 Population 23,359 3,488,908 248,704,247
2000 Population 23,680 4,012,001 281,421,535
2010 Population 26,629 4,625,364 308,745,538
5 Year Population Projection (2017) 30,610 4,965,738 324,478,770
Population Change Since 1990 17.90% 34.83% 25.77%
Population Change Since 2000 16.29% 17.25% 11.15%
Population Change Since 2010 3.42% 1.70% 1.31%
Forecasted Population Change by 2017 11.15% 5.57% 3.73%
Population Male 50.53% 48.62% 49.00%
Population Female 49.47% 51.38% 51.00%
Median Age 40.3 38.3 37.5
2012 Population Statistics by Marital Status (Age 15+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Males Never Married 39.17% 33.14% 34.10%
Males Married 49.11% 55.02% 53.97%
Males Widowed 3.11% 2.67% 2.52%
Males Divorced 8.61% 9.17% 9.41%
Females Never Married 29.67% 29.01% 28.42%
Females Married 47.58% 50.58% 51.02%
Females Widowed 10.36% 9.42% 8.76%
Females Divorced 12.40% 10.99% 11.80%
2012 Population by Age Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Median Age 40.3 38.3 37.5
Age 0 to 5 6.50% 7.59% 7.55%
Age 6 to 11 5.89% 7.64% 7.94%
Age 12 to 17 5.63% 7.75% 8.26%
Age 18 to 24 10.74% 10.43% 9.99%
Age 25 to 34 15.33% 12.47% 13.08%
Age 35 to 44 13.03% 12.67% 12.94%
Age 45 to 54 14.81% 14.40% 14.64%
Age 55 to 64 13.11% 13.24% 12.43%
Age 65 to 74 8.51% 8.47% 7.29%
Age 75 to 84 4.49% 3.87% 4.11%
Age 85+ 1.96% 1.48% 1.77%
2012 Male Population by Age Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Male Median Age 39.2 37 36.2
Aged 0 to 5 Years 6.31% 7.87% 7.87%
Aged 6 to 11 Years 6.03% 7.92% 8.26%
Aged 12 to 17 Years 5.66% 8.16% 8.65%
Aged 18 to 24 Years 11.22% 10.79% 10.35%
Aged 25 to 34 Years 16.43% 12.71% 13.24%
Aged 35 to 44 Years 6.31% 7.87% 7.87%
Aged 45 to 54 Years 14.58% 14.41% 14.65%
Aged 55 to 64 Years 12.46% 12.82% 12.23%
Aged 65 to 74 Years 8.41% 8.22% 6.95%
Aged 75 to 84 Years 3.70% 3.32% 3.57%
2012 Female Population by Age Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Female Median Age 41.5 39.5 38.6
Aged 0 to 5 Years 6.76% 7.32% 7.25%
Aged 6 to 11 Years 5.76% 7.38% 7.63%
Aged 12 to 17 Years 5.61% 7.36% 7.89%
Aged 18 to 24 Years 10.23% 10.09% 9.64%
Aged 25 to 34 Years 14.17% 12.24% 12.91%
Aged 35 to 44 Years 6.76% 7.32% 7.25%
Aged 45 to 54 Years 15.06% 14.40% 14.64%
Aged 55 to 64 Years 13.78% 13.63% 12.63%
Aged 65 to 74 Years 8.63% 8.71% 7.61%
Aged 75 to 84 Years 5.26% 4.39% 4.63%
Aged 85 Years and Older 2.44% 1.98% 2.32%
2012 Population by Race and Ethnicity Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
White Population 72.57% 66.20% 71.71%
Black or African American Population 12.82% 27.68% 12.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native Population 0.77% 0.43% 0.96%
Asian Population 1.90% 1.36% 5.30%
Multi-racial Population 2.93% 1.85% 3.13%
Other Population 9.01% 2.49% 6.05%
Population Hispanic 13.99% 5.43% 16.91%
Population Non Hispanic 86.01% 94.57% 83.09%
2012 Highest Education Level Attained (Population Age 25+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Did Not Complete High School 12.44% 15.13% 13.90%
Completed High School 33.94% 30.26% 27.74%
Some College 21.15% 20.59% 21.45%
Completed Associate Degree 7.14% 8.65% 7.76%
Completed Bachelors Degree 16.80% 16.23% 18.25%
Completed Graduate Degree 5.33% 6.75% 7.67%
2012 Education Enrollment (Population Age 3+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Education Index 107 54 100
Public Pre-school 0.80% 0.84% 0.89%
Private Pre-school 0.77% 0.73% 0.71%
Public School Kindergarten 1.44% 1.34% 1.23%
Private School Kindergarten 0.17% 0.22% 0.18%
Public School Grades 1 through 4 4.45% 4.91% 4.93%
Private School Grades 1 through 4 0.63% 0.52% 0.56%
Public School Grades 5 through 8 3.11% 4.70% 4.91%
Private School Grades 5 through 8 0.52% 0.54% 0.56%
Public School Grades 9 through 12 2.79% 5.14% 5.51%
Private School Grades 9 through 12 0.03% 0.50% 0.55%
Public Undergraduate College 3.06% 4.74% 4.91%
Private Undergraduate College 0.24% 1.30% 1.40%
Public Graduate or Professional School 3.06% 0.82% 0.83%
Private Graduate or Professional School 0.24% 0.32% 0.59%
Not Enrolled in School 81.54% 73.39% 72.24%
2012 Household Family Makeup Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Family HH 53.61% 67.56% 66.51%
Non-Family HH 46.39% 32.44% 33.49%
Married Family HH 34.61% 46.94% 48.14%
Other Family HH 19.00% 20.62% 18.37%
Male Householder, No Wife Present 5.72% 4.86% 4.98%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 13.28% 15.76% 13.39%
with Children Under 18 12.65% 19.34% 21.18%
with No Children Under 18 21.97% 27.60% 26.96%
Male Householder, No Wife Present with Children Under 18 2.94% 2.64% 2.85%
Male Householder, No Wife Present with No Children 2.78% 2.22% 2.14%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with Children Under 18 8.50% 10.37% 8.65%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with No Children 4.78% 5.39% 4.74%
Male Householder 23.08% 15.14% 15.74%
Female Householder 23.31% 17.30% 17.75%
2012 Household Size Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Households 2010 11,941 1,801,181 116,716,292
Households 2000 10,857 1,533,865 105,479,959
Households 1990 9,466 1,259,355 91,986,210
5 Year Households Projection (2017) 13,534 1,936,242 123,901,241
Household Growth Since 2010 3.26% 1.57% 1.12%
Household Growth Since 2000 13.57% 19.27% 11.89%
Household Growth Since 1990 30.27% 45.27% 28.31%
Average Household Size 2.21 2.5 2.58
Median Household Size 2.48 2.68 2.71
1 Person 34.08% 26.50% 26.63%
2 Person 35.63% 34.49% 32.86%
3 Person 13.86% 16.90% 16.08%
4 Person 9.11% 13.02% 13.27%
5 Person 4.26% 5.56% 6.46%
6 Person 1.72% 2.18% 2.69%
7 or More Person 1.33% 1.35% 2.01%
2012 Number of Vehicles per Household Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Households, Median Vehicles 2.1 2.3 2.2
No Vehicles 7.78% 6.88% 9.08%
1 Vehicle 39.62% 32.88% 33.50%
2 Vehicle 38.37% 38.81% 37.45%
3 Vehicle 10.17% 15.12% 13.98%
4+ Vehicle 4.07% 6.31% 5.99%
2012 Move In Date by Year Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Households 12,331 1,829,493 118,025,427
Household, Median Length of Residence in Years 11 11 11
Moved in 2005 or Later 56.13% 42.12% 41.51%
Moved in 2000 to 2004 18.15% 19.17% 20.15%
Moved in 1990 to 1999 13.70% 18.14% 18.66%
Moved in 1980 to 1989 6.41% 8.76% 8.86%
Moved in 1970 to 1979 3.06% 6.48% 5.92%
Moved in 1969 or Earlier 2.55% 5.33% 4.91%
2012 Housing Occupancy Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Total Units 24,275 2,180,433 133,667,681
Occupied Units 50.80% 83.91% 88.30%
Vacant Units 49.20% 16.09% 11.70%
Total Housing Units
Owner Occupied Units 24.64% 57.57% 57.08%
Renter Occupied Units 26.16% 26.33% 31.22%
Vacant Units 49.20% 16.09% 11.70%
Vacant Housing Units
Vacant Units For Rent 16.83% 27.32% 27.35%
Vacant Units For Sale 4.12% 10.80% 12.74%
Vacant Units Seasonal 76.43% 34.60% 31.14%
Vacant Units Vacant Other 1.87% 23.67% 24.61%
2012 Housing Statistic Year Built Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Housing, Units 24,275 2,180,433 133,667,681
Housing, Median Year Built 1983 1984 1974
Built 2005 or Later 5.05% 7.79% 5.25%
Built 2000 to 2004 14.40% 12.43% 9.12%
Built 1990 to 1999 17.00% 20.68% 14.08%
Built 1980 to 1989 24.89% 16.94% 14.10%
Built 1970 to 1979 19.61% 16.46% 16.11%
Built 1960 to 1969 8.72% 9.57% 11.20%
Built 1950 to 1959 6.89% 7.46% 11.04%
Built 1940 to 1949 1.11% 3.55% 5.63%
Built 1939 or Earlier 2.34% 5.11% 13.47%
2012 Homeowner Statistics and Home Values Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Owner Occupied Units 5,981 1,255,319 76,294,472
Owner Households, With Mortgage Any 64.72% 66.26% 69.50%
Owner Households, With No Mortgage 35.28% 33.74% 30.50%
Housing, Median Value Owner Households $209,452 $141,645 $191,717
Home Valued at Less than $10,000 1.73% 2.34% 1.33%
Home Valued at $10,000-$14,999 1.15% 1.83% 0.93%
Home Valued at $15,000-$19,999 1.43% 1.49% 0.84%
Home Valued at $20,000-$24,999 0.16% 1.46% 0.85%
Home Valued at $25,000-$29,999 1.16% 1.25% 0.79%
Home Valued at $30,000-$34,999 2.01% 1.55% 0.92%
Home Valued at $35,000-$39,999 0.62% 1.24% 0.72%
Home Valued at $40,000-$49,999 1.70% 2.63% 1.76%
Home Valued at $50,000-$59,999 1.35% 3.36% 2.13%
Home Valued at $60,000-$69,999 0.81% 3.54% 2.46%
Home Valued at $70,000-$79,999 3.84% 4.05% 2.90%
Home Valued at $80,000-$89,999 2.11% 4.72% 3.46%
Home Valued at $90,000-$99,999 1.99% 4.43% 3.20%
Home Valued at $100,000-$124,999 10.54% 10.13% 7.92%
Home Valued at $125,000-$149,999 5.81% 8.97% 7.08%
Home Valued at $150,000-$174,999 13.92% 9.56% 8.65%
Home Valued at $175,000-$199,999 5.35% 6.15% 6.07%
Home Valued at $200,000-$249,999 9.90% 9.49% 10.69%
Home Valued at $250,000-$299,999 8.15% 6.08% 8.07%
Home Valued at $300,000-$399,999 11.10% 6.79% 10.91%
Home Valued at $400,000-$499,999 4.07% 3.15% 6.10%
Home Valued at $500,000-$749,999 6.73% 3.22% 7.20%
Home Valued at $750,000-$999,999 1.64% 1.09% 2.60%
Home Valued at More than $1,000,000 2.73% 1.46% 2.43%
2012 Housing Rental Rates Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Rental Occupied Units 6,350 574,174 41,730,955
Median Rent $689 $571 $730
Housing Rent less than $250 3.93% 8.71% 6.36%
Housing Rent $250-$499 13.27% 27.24% 16.47%
Housing Rent $500-$749 46.09% 30.81% 26.42%
Housing Rent $750-$999 23.54% 13.98% 19.50%
Housing Rent $1,000-$1,249 6.26% 4.79% 10.88%
Housing Rent $1,250-$1,499 2.11% 1.80% 5.89%
Housing Rent $1,500-$1,999 0.34% 1.31% 5.60%
Housing Rent $2,000+ 1.31% 0.86% 3.23%
No Cash Rent 3.17% 10.51% 5.66%
2012 Employment Statistics for Potential Employees (Age 16+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Employed Civilian Males 35.89% 27.88% 29.71%
Employed Civilian Females 26.58% 27.29% 28.71%
Armed Forces Male 0.11% 0.81% 0.39%
Armed Forces Female 0.03% 0.23% 0.07%
Unemployed Males 2.33% 3.47% 3.27%
Unemployed Females 4.08% 3.18% 2.67%
Not in the Labor Force Male 2.33% 15.66% 14.49%
Not in the Labor Force Female 4.08% 21.49% 20.68%
2012 Employment by Job Type for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
White Collar 74.95% 71.71% 75.24%
Blue Collar 25.05% 28.29% 24.76%
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 10.99% 13.50% 15.41%
Professional and Related 14.43% 19.74% 21.58%
Sales and Office 27.83% 24.76% 24.37%
Service 28.91% 18.55% 17.72%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.04% 0.56% 0.73%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 12.54% 9.56% 8.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 5.26% 13.32% 11.90%
2012 Employment by Type of Employer Total Civilian Population
(Age 16+)
Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Private for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 75.11% 68.08% 66.07%
Private for-Profit Self Employed 8.44% 3.70% 3.68%
Private Not-for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 4.50% 6.11% 8.20%
Local Government Workers 4.96% 6.70% 7.88%
State Government Workers 2.32% 7.27% 4.81%
Federal Government Workers 0.38% 2.51% 2.79%
Self-Employed Workers in Own Not Incorporated Business 4.28% 5.48% 6.39%
Unpaid Family Workers 0.02% 0.16% 0.18%
2012 Employment by Industry for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.00% 0.99% 1.35%
Mining 0.00% 0.06% 0.52%
Construction 11.24% 7.42% 6.45%
Manufacturing 2.19% 12.91% 10.25%
Wholesale Trade 1.49% 2.76% 2.82%
Retail Trade 13.87% 12.13% 11.28%
Transportation and Warehousing 1.96% 3.56% 4.14%
Utilities 0.09% 1.21% 0.88%
Information 1.53% 1.73% 2.26%
Finance and Insurance 3.28% 4.21% 4.84%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3.12% 2.05% 1.97%
Professional and Scientific 7.11% 4.98% 6.53%
Management 0.01% 0.06% 0.11%
Administration 5.51% 4.46% 4.11%
Educational Services 5.82% 9.44% 9.70%
Health Care and Social Assistance 6.83% 12.40% 13.86%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3.03% 1.59% 2.06%
Accommodation and Food Services 25.77% 8.22% 6.91%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 5.42% 4.83% 4.92%
Public Administration 1.73% 4.96% 5.05%
2012 Travel Time to Work Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Travel Time Less than 15 Min 49% 28% 28%
Travel Time 15-29 Min 36% 40% 37%
Travel Time 30-59 Min 13% 26% 28%
Travel Time 60-89 Min 1% 3% 6%
Travel Time 90+ Min 1% 2% 3%
2012 Mode of Transportation to Work Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Car to Work 90.78% 92.48% 85.93%
Motorcycle to Work 0.75% 0.19% 0.22%
Bicycle to Work 1.46% 0.29% 0.55%
Walk to Work 1.97% 1.74% 2.85%
Public Transportation to Work 0.56% 0.66% 5.12%
Other Transportation to Work 1.26% 1.03% 0.88%
Work at Home 3.22% 3.60% 4.45%
2012 Employee Statistics by NAICS Code Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Employees, Total (by Place of Work) 34,113 1,521,827 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.00% 0.28% 0.14%
Mining 0.00% 0.07% 0.45%
Utilities 0.07% 0.90% 0.58%
Construction 3.94% 5.67% 5.44%
Manufacturing 2.49% 14.72% 10.30%
Wholesale Trade 1.82% 4.01% 5.10%
Retail Trade 22.30% 14.50% 13.07%
Transportation and Warehousing 1.60% 3.50% 3.64%
Information 2.15% 2.60% 2.97%
Finance and Insurance 3.02% 4.66% 5.61%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8.00% 1.81% 1.90%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 4.07% 4.89% 6.96%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.20% 1.59% 2.53%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 3.67% 6.64% 6.42%
Educational Services 0.33% 1.89% 2.57%
Health Care and Social Assistance 7.55% 13.66% 15.46%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4.07% 1.58% 1.84%
Accommodation and Food Services 29.92% 11.94% 10.29%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 3.81% 5.09% 4.73%
2012 Establishments by NAICS Code Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Establishments, Total (by Place of Work) 34,113 1,521,827 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.04% 0.51% 0.29%
Mining 0.00% 0.08% 0.35%
Utilities 0.04% 0.32% 0.23%
Construction 5.78% 10.25% 9.64%
Manufacturing 1.83% 4.01% 4.16%
Wholesale Trade 3.27% 4.74% 5.62%
Retail Trade 22.86% 17.43% 14.54%
Transportation and Warehousing 1.57% 2.42% 2.83%
Information 1.71% 1.31% 1.81%
Finance and Insurance 5.59% 7.42% 6.56%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 8.23% 4.72% 4.75%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 9.11% 9.35% 11.36%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0.49% 0.58% 0.69%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 4.23% 5.23% 5.15%
Educational Services 0.57% 1.00% 1.20%
Health Care and Social Assistance 7.80% 9.25% 10.80%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2.57% 1.47% 1.66%
Accommodation and Food Services 17.66% 9.15% 8.59%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 6.67% 10.75% 9.78%
2012 Household Income Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Total Area Household Income $51,915,843 $118,643,764,744 $9,110,376,126,223
Median Household Income $45,135 $48,712 $57,639
Average Household Income $66,485 $64,851 $77,190
Per Capita Household Income $30,942 $25,222 $29,126
Income Less than $15,000 14.53% 14.41% 11.77%
Income $15,000 to $24,999 13.41% 11.32% 9.67%
Income $25,000 to $34,999 14.56% 11.08% 9.73%
Income $35,000 to $49,999 16.33% 14.43% 13.33%
Income $50,000 to $74,999 16.17% 18.15% 18.03%
Income $75,000 to $99,999 9.52% 12.24% 12.97%
Income $100,000 to $124,999 5.27% 7.49% 8.65%
Income $125,000 to $149,999 3.06% 4.18% 5.40%
Income $150,000 to $199,999 2.58% 3.48% 5.12%
Income $200,000 and Over 4.57% 3.24% 5.34%
2012 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
All Items - CPI 211 211 213
Education and Communications CPI 124 124 125
Food and Beverages CPI 220 220 219
Housing CPI 215 215 218
Medical Care CPI 368 368 367
Other Goods and Services CPI 354 354 349
Recreation CPI 114 114 114
Transportation CPI 169 169 175
2012 Retail Sales Statistics Myrtle Beach, SC South Carolina United States
Total Retail Sales (including Food Services) $2,057,273,000 $65,319,633,000 $4,690,741,823,000
Building Materials and Garden Store Sales 5.23% 7.56% 6.40%
Clothing and Accessories Store Sales 12.93% 4.80% 4.81%
Electrical and Appliances Store Sales 2.80% 1.78% 2.15%
Food and Beverage Store Sales 5.21% 12.44% 13.07%
Food Services 17.69% 11.02% 10.71%
Gasoline Stations Store Sales 6.17% 15.83% 11.22%
General Merchandise Store Sales 22.16% 14.77% 13.54%
Health and Personal Care Store Sales 4.58% 6.05% 5.77%
Home Furnishings Store Sales 3.18% 1.95% 1.94%
Miscellaneous Store Sales 3.36% 2.59% 2.60%
1.39% 2.44% 8.50%
Sporting Goods Store Sales 3.88% 1.53% 1.91%

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