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Conway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Conway is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Conway.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Horry County at latitude 33.836 and longitude -79.0478. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Conway (see map) encompass a land area of 21.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles.

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

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


Total Population 17,963
Population in Households 17,266
Population in Familes 12,797
Population in Group Qrtrs 697
Population Density1 819
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 6,585
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 4,137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,770 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,815 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,110 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $136,022
Average Home Value $150,391


Median Household Income $31,751
Average Household Income $46,744
Per Capita Income $18,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.16% 1.59%
Households 1.35% 1.67%
Families 2.65% 1.5%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 158 60th
Diversity Index2 # 95 76th
Median Household Income # 266 33rd
Per Capita Income # 201 49th

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