Horry County SC Information

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Horry County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Horry County SC Housing Affordability Index is 126
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Horry County SC Wealth Index is 71
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 348,003
Population in Households 342,951
Population in Familes 262,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,052
Population Density 307
Diversity Index1 48
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,899
Average Household Income $64,017
Per Capita Income $26,577
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 228,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99,115 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,073 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 84,745 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $194,444
Housing Affordability Index2 126
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 144,188
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 91,294
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.81% 2.43%
Households 2.75% 2.45%
Families 2.56% 2.34%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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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, 2019 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 # 18 63rd
Per Capita Income # 12 76th

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