Surfside Beach, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Surfside Beach Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Surfside Beach Content

Also See: Surfside Beach, SC ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Surfside Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Surfside Beach had a population of 4,331 as of July 1, 2016. Surfside Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Surfside Beach is located at latitude 33.6096 and longitude -78.9775 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Surfside Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Surfside Beach (GNIS ID: 2406696) 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 Town of Surfside Beach is located within Myrtle Beach Division of Horry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surfside 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 Surfside Beach: Floral Beach.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Town of Surfside Beach, SC Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | SC Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Myrtle Beach Division | Horry County | South Carolina Counties

Search the map for:

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


Total Population 4,331
Population in Households 4,331
Population in Familes 3,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,242
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,111
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,288 (26.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,688 (56.0%)
Median Home Value $297,273
Average Home Value $313,684


Median Household Income $45,216
Average Household Income $57,941
Per Capita Income $28,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.96% 2.34%
Households 1.99% 2.32%
Families 1.72% 2.11%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Surfside Beach, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surfside 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 # 108 73rd
Population Density1 # 19 95th
Diversity Index2 # 386 3rd
Median Household Income # 110 72nd
Per Capita Income # 48 88th

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

South Carolina Research Tools

South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare South Carolina Census Data
Highest or Lowest: