Horry County SC Information


Horry County Subdivisions

Horry County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 296,443
Population in Households 293,491
Population in Familes 224,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,952
Population Density1 261
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 123,855
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 78,972
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 206,502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81,998 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,857 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 82,647 (40.0%)
Median Home Value $173,142
Average Home Value $208,123


Median Household Income $40,853
Average Household Income $55,532
Per Capita Income $23,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 2.13%
Households 1.9% 2.18%
Families 1.71% 2.07%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Horry County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horry County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 93rd
Population Density1 # 9 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 43 9th
Median Household Income # 19 61st
Per Capita Income # 12 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.