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Loris, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Loris had a population of 2,632 as of July 1, 2017. Loris 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 Loris is located at latitude 34.0575 and longitude -78.8884 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Loris (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Loris (GNIS ID: 2404958) 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 Loris is located within Loris Division of Horry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Loris population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Loris: Lollise.

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Loris, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,632
Daytime Population: Workers 3,023
Daytime Population: Residents 1,700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,723
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 2,556
Population in Familes 2,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $33,766
Average Household Income $46,260
Per Capita Income $19,411


Total Housing Units 1,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 682 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 389 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $159,375
Average Home Value $192,094


Total Households 1,071
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 689
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.3% 1.71%
Households 1.42% 1.8%
Families 1.65% 1.68%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Loris, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Loris to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 151 62nd
Population Density # 215 46th
Diversity Index # 56 86th
Median Household Income # 275 31st
Per Capita Income # 243 39th

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