Atlantic Beach, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Atlantic Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Atlantic Beach had a population of 358 as of July 1, 2018. Atlantic Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Atlantic Beach is located at latitude 33.8036 and longitude -78.7177 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Atlantic Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Town of Atlantic Beach (GNIS ID: 2405179) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Atlantic Beach is located within Little River Division of Horry County.

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Atlantic Beach, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 358
Population in Households 357
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,215
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,495
Average Household Income $58,459
Per Capita Income $27,880


Total Housing Units 416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (21.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 262 (63.0%)
Median Home Value $222,500
Average Home Value $238,736


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 80
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 0.84% 2.8%
Households 0.48% 2.82%
Families 2.17% 2.61%
Median Household Income   4.72%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Atlantic Beach, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic Beach 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 # 314 21st
Population Density # 21 95th
Diversity Index # 88 78th
Median Household Income # 226 43rd
Per Capita Income # 80 80th

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