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Loris, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Loris had a population of 2,446 as of July 1, 2015. Loris ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Loris is located at latitude 34.0575 and longitude -78.8884 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Loris (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Loris (GNIS ID: 2404958) 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 Loris 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 Loris: Lollise.

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


Total Population 2,446
Population in Households 2,370
Population in Familes 1,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 538
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 996
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,157 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $129,506
Average Home Value $150,941


Median Household Income $30,059
Average Household Income $41,982
Per Capita Income $17,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.88%
Households 0.56% 1.04%
Families 0.92% 0.98%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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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Loris, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Loris 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 # 154 61st
Population Density1 # 226 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 73 82nd
Median Household Income # 296 25th
Per Capita Income # 281 29th

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