North Myrtle Beach, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of North Myrtle Beach had a population of 18,107 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 18,107
Population in Households 18,104
Population in Familes 12,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 900
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $54,015
Average Household Income $76,329
Per Capita Income $37,193


Total Housing Units 33,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,122 (18.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,744 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,481 (73.4%)
Median Home Value $302,794
Average Home Value $332,183


Total Households 8,866
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 5,046
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 3.32% 3.08%
Households 3.33% 3.09%
Families 2.97% 2.9%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

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, 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 149 63rd
Diversity Index # 309 22nd
Median Household Income # 69 83rd
Per Capita Income # 26 94th

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