Horry County SC Information


Horry County Subdivisions

Horry County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 327,500
Daytime Population: Workers 151,867
Daytime Population: Residents 177,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 328,879
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 324,548
Population in Familes 248,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,952
Population Density2 289
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $46,267
Average Household Income $62,813
Per Capita Income $26,377


Total Housing Units 218,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92,901 (42.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,618 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 82,022 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $187,262
Average Home Value $231,793


Total Households 136,519
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 86,628
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 2.74% 2.76%
Households 2.74% 2.77%
Families 2.53% 2.65%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.9%


Horry County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horry County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents 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 # 4 93rd
Population Density # 8 85th
Diversity Index # 39 17th
Median Household Income # 15 70th
Per Capita Income # 9 83rd

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