Horry County SC Information


Horry County Subdivisions

Horry County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 289,852
Population in Households 286,900
Population in Familes 219,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,952
Population Density1 256
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 121,201
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 77,207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 201,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80,784 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40,417 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80,629 (39.9%)
Median Home Value $166,976
Average Home Value $196,579


Median Household Income $40,024
Average Household Income $55,320
Per Capita Income $23,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.75% 2.1%
Households 1.83% 2.11%
Families 1.57% 1.96%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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, 2014 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 # 5 91st
Population Density1 # 9 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 43 9th
Median Household Income # 17 65th
Per Capita Income # 12 76th

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