Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29588: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,146
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,458
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,678
  • County: Horry County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.677, Longitude -79.014
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,213
Population in Households 41,128
Population in Familes 32,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 906
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 16,519
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 11,151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,206 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,313 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,195 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $179,202
Average Home Value $208,491


Median Household Income $44,011
Average Household Income $57,812
Per Capita Income $23,226
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.24% 2.47%
Households 2.21% 2.46%
Families 2.05% 2.37%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29588 to the other 393 ZIP Codes 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 # 19 95th
Population Density1 # 56 86th
Diversity Index2 # 276 30th
Median Household Income # 129 67th
Per Capita Income # 125 68th

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