Horry County SC Information


Horry County Subdivisions

Horry County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 335,230
Population in Households 331,505
Population in Familes 254,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,725
Population Density1 296
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $49,147
Average Household Income $66,904
Per Capita Income $28,037


Total Housing Units 223,434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95,970 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 43,318 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 84,146 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $192,497
Average Home Value $236,972


Total Households 139,288
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 88,077
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 2.69% 2.69%
Households 2.65% 2.7%
Families 2.43% 2.56%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


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, 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 # 4 93rd
Population Density # 8 85th
Diversity Index # 40 15th
Median Household Income # 13 74th
Per Capita Income # 8 85th

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