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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Murrells Inlet Census Designated Place had a population of 8,447 as of July 1, 2018. Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet is located at latitude 33.5573 and longitude -79.0572 in Georgetown County. The formal boundaries for the Murrells Inlet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Georgetown County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Murrells Inlet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403321) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Murrells Inlet Census Designated Place is located within Waccamaw Neck Division of Georgetown County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murrells Inlet: Morrall Inlet, Murrels Inlet.

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Murrells Inlet, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,447
Population in Households 8,446
Population in Familes 6,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,147
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,974
Average Household Income $76,872
Per Capita Income $36,114


Total Housing Units 5,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,359 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,319 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $294,843
Average Home Value $351,600


Total Households 3,979
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,528
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.37% 1.38%
Households 1.38% 1.37%
Families 1.24% 1.26%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Murrells Inlet, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murrells Inlet to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 66 84th
Population Density # 98 76th
Diversity Index # 371 7th
Median Household Income # 88 78th
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

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