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Conway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Conway had a population of 19,815 as of July 1, 2016.

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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Conway is located within Conway Division of Horry County.

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, 2016.

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

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Conway, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,815
Population in Households 18,926
Population in Familes 13,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 889
Population Density1 911
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 7,357
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 4,555
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,176 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,182 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,197 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $166,979
Average Home Value $200,072


Median Household Income $34,689
Average Household Income $50,827
Per Capita Income $20,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.88% 2.17%
Households 2.03% 2.27%
Families 3.01% 2.14%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Conway, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Conway to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 27 93rd
Population Density1 # 144 64th
Diversity Index2 # 118 70th
Median Household Income # 249 37th
Per Capita Income # 175 56th

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