Myrtle Beach, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 22,759. Estimated population in 2021: 26,593 (+16.8% change)
Males: 11,547 (50.7%), Females: 11,212 (49.3%)

Horry County

Zip codes: 29572, 29575, 29577, 29579.

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

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%).

Elevation: 30 feet

Land area: 16.8 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Myrtle Beach:

Other public-use airports nearest to Myrtle Beach:

  • GRAND STRAND (about 13 miles; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Abbreviation: CRE)
  • CONWAY-HORRY COUNTY (about 19 miles; CONWAY, SC; Abbreviation: HYW)
  • TWIN CITY (about 27 miles; LORIS, SC; Abbreviation: 5J9)
Amtrak station:
MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 86; Location: 803 HOWARD PKY MYRTLE BEACH AFB; Private, not-for-profit; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • STRAND COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 58; Location: 423 79TH AVE N; Private, for-profit)
  • FORTUNE SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE (Location: PO BOX 3845; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 72 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 73 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 75 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,550)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-WILMINGTON (about 78 miles; WILMINGTON, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,996)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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