Murrells Inlet, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Murrells Inlet Census Designated Place had a population of 8,276 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Murrells Inlet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Murrells Inlet, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,276
Daytime Population: Workers 4,467
Daytime Population: Residents 4,656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,123
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 8,275
Population in Familes 6,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,124
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $51,219
Average Household Income $73,516
Per Capita Income $34,563


Total Housing Units 5,183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,204 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 697 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,281 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $263,944
Average Home Value $311,736


Total Households 3,902
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 2,487
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.27%
Households 1.3% 1.25%
Families 1.19% 1.15%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.36%

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, 2017 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 # 70 83rd
Population Density # 101 75th
Diversity Index # 369 7th
Median Household Income # 75 81st
Per Capita Income # 29 93rd

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