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Loris, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Loris is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Horry County at latitude 34.0575 and longitude -78.8884. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Loris, but most people and references simply refer to it as Loris, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Loris indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Loris: Lollise.

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


Total Population 2,420
Population in Households 2,344
Population in Familes 1,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 532
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 986
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $123,698
Average Home Value $142,075


Median Household Income $29,417
Average Household Income $40,158
Per Capita Income $16,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.95%
Households 0.46% 1.09%
Families 0.91% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


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, 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 # 157 61st
Population Density1 # 226 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 69 83rd
Median Household Income # 297 25th
Per Capita Income # 307 23rd

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