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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of North Myrtle Beach had a population of 17,587 as of July 1, 2017. North Myrtle Beach 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 North Myrtle Beach is located at latitude 33.8029 and longitude -78.7513 in Horry County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Myrtle Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.59 sq. miles. Horry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of North Myrtle Beach (GNIS ID: 2404397) 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 North Myrtle Beach is located within Conway East Division of Horry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Myrtle Beach 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 North Myrtle Beach: Chicora, Palmetto, Windy Hill Beach.

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North Myrtle Beach, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,587
Daytime Population: Workers 14,655
Daytime Population: Residents 9,746
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,401
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 17,585
Population in Familes 12,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 875
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $50,844
Average Household Income $71,373
Per Capita Income $34,817


Total Housing Units 33,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,904 (17.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,722 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,785 (74.2%)
Median Home Value $291,623
Average Home Value $325,796


Total Households 8,627
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 4,923
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 3.37% 3.21%
Households 3.4% 3.2%
Families 3.04% 3.02%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

North Myrtle Beach, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Myrtle Beach 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 151 62nd
Diversity Index # 311 21st
Median Household Income # 78 81st
Per Capita Income # 27 93rd

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