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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of North Myrtle Beach had a population of 16,770 as of July 1, 2016. North Myrtle Beach ranks in the lower 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 North Myrtle Beach is located at latitude 33.8029 and longitude -78.7513 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Myrtle Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of North Myrtle Beach (GNIS ID: 2404397) 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 North Myrtle Beach is located within Conway East Division of Horry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Myrtle Beach 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 North Myrtle Beach: Chicora, Palmetto, Windy Hill Beach.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,770
Population in Households 16,768
Population in Familes 11,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 834
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 8,227
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 4,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,516 (16.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,712 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,536 (74.9%)
Median Home Value $285,741
Average Home Value $321,148


Median Household Income $46,704
Average Household Income $67,172
Per Capita Income $32,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.13% 3.01%
Households 3.17% 3.0%
Families 2.77% 2.81%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

North Myrtle Beach, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Myrtle Beach 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density1 # 159 60th
Diversity Index2 # 332 16th
Median Household Income # 94 77th
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

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