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Conway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Conway had a population of 18,422 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Conway is located at latitude 33.8481 and longitude -79.0349 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Conway (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Conway (GNIS ID: 2404120) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Conway population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Conway: Conway Boro, Conwayboro, Conwayborough, Kingston.

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


Total Population 18,422
Population in Households 17,725
Population in Familes 13,177
Population in Group Qrtrs 697
Population Density1 840
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 6,760
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 4,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,827 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,933 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,139 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $140,246
Average Home Value $157,850


Median Household Income $33,521
Average Household Income $47,658
Per Capita Income $18,945
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.8%
Households 1.6% 1.92%
Families 2.71% 1.82%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

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Conway, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Conway to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 157 61st
Diversity Index2 # 109 73rd
Median Household Income # 246 38th
Per Capita Income # 197 50th

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