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Conway, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Conway had a population of 21,590 as of July 1, 2018. Conway ranks in the upper 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 Conway is located at latitude 33.8481 and longitude -79.0349 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Conway (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Conway (GNIS ID: 2404120) 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 City of Conway is located within Conway Division of Horry County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Conway: Conway Boro, Conwayboro, Conwayborough, Kingston.

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


Total Population 21,590
Population in Households 20,427
Population in Familes 15,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,163
Population Density2 993
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $39,497
Average Household Income $57,925
Per Capita Income $23,297


Total Housing Units 9,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,764 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,119 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,342 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $175,687
Average Home Value $209,911


Total Households 7,883
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 4,869
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 2.48% 2.3%
Households 2.39% 2.42%
Families 3.1% 2.29%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Conway, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Conway 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 # 23 94th
Population Density # 135 66th
Diversity Index # 84 79th
Median Household Income # 211 47th
Per Capita Income # 150 62nd

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