Little River, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Little River, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Little River Census Designated Place had a population of 10,604 as of July 1, 2018. Little River ranks in the lower 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 Little River is located at latitude 33.8806 and longitude -78.6405 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the Little River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Little River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403238) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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


Total Population 10,604
Population in Households 10,603
Population in Familes 7,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,012
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $52,199
Average Household Income $73,400
Per Capita Income $35,853


Total Housing Units 8,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,850 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,402 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,750 (34.4%)
Median Home Value $227,849
Average Home Value $256,747


Total Households 5,252
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 3,068
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 2.06% 2.47%
Households 2.08% 2.44%
Families 2.1% 2.3%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Little River, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Little River 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 # 53 87th
Population Density # 129 68th
Diversity Index # 330 17th
Median Household Income # 87 78th
Per Capita Income # 30 93rd

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