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Little River, South Carolina - Basic Facts

Little River is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Little River Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Horry County at latitude 33.8732 and longitude -78.6142. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Little River Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 10.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles.

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Little River, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little River 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 # 55 86th
Population Density1 # 143 64th
Diversity Index2 # 340 14th
Median Household Income # 78 81st
Per Capita Income # 32 92nd

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

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

POPULATION

Total Population 9,450
Population in Households 9,448
Population in Familes 6,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 902
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,696
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 2,766
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,376 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,320 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,696 (36.5%)
Median Home Value $183,235
Average Home Value $206,554
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,724
Average Household Income $59,840
Per Capita Income $29,386
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.26% 1.89%
Households 1.38% 1.86%
Families 1.61% 1.71%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 1,126 South Carolina cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: November 1, 2014.

The information on the 37,286 South Carolina Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: December 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 926 South Carolina public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.