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Population in 2012: 18,688 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +58.5%
Males: 8,211  (43.9%)
Females: 10,477  (56.1%)

Median resident age:  29.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29526, 29579.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,247 (it was $32,155 in 2000)
Conway:

$33,247
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,300

Conway city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $145,080 (it was $92,600 in 2000)
Conway:

$145,080
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $194,156; Detached houses: $197,269; Townhouses or other attached units: $191,096; In 2-unit structures: $148,635; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $95,713; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $272,553; Mobile homes: $75,349

Median gross rent in 2012: $684.

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  • White alone - 9,882 (56.6%)
  • Black alone - 6,946 (39.8%)
  • Hispanic - 337 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 168 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 56 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 48 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 29 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Conway: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (9.6%), Irish (9.1%), English (7.8%), German (7.4%), Polish (2.3%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,471 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Conway:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Conway city:

  • Never married: 42.1%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

382 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 138 registered sex offenders living in Conway, South Carolina as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Conway to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $793 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $652 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (70.8 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (138.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (477.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Red Hill, SC (2.1 miles ), Forestbrook, SC (3.1 miles ), Socastee, SC (3.3 miles ), Bucksport, SC (3.4 miles ), Aynor, SC (3.7 miles ), Myrtle Beach, SC (3.7 miles ), Brittons Neck, SC (4.0 miles) , Surfside Beach, SC (4.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 40 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1998: 55 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2000: 62 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2002: 73 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2003: 91 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2004: 104 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2006: 350 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2007: 249 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2008: 110 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2009: 89 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2010: 84 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2012: 78 buildings, average cost: $149,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.84 N, Longitude: 79.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,350 (+47.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,059 (44.1%)

Area code: 843

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Crime rates in Conway by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
Murders 211431011
per 100,000 16.68.27.929.722.07.00.06.05.8
Rapes 6984672611
per 100,000 49.774.263.029.744.049.012.335.863.6
Robberies 372738354154423435
per 100,000 306.6222.5299.4259.8300.3378.0257.7203.1202.3
Assaults 1271118294154157148118111
per 100,000 1052.5914.6646.1697.61128.11099.1908.3704.8641.5
Burglaries 235224186175210310278263220
per 100,000 1947.51845.61465.51298.81538.32170.11706.01570.91271.5
Thefts 9621,0811,0698438381,012775647636
per 100,000 7972.28906.68422.66256.56138.77084.44756.13864.53675.9
Auto thefts 698353535490594631
per 100,000 571.8683.9417.6393.4395.6630.0362.1274.8179.2
Arson 252445325
per 100,000 16.641.215.829.729.335.018.411.928.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 840.9830.6727.5646.0748.2836.9582.9507.6481.5

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Crime rate in Conway detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 60 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.17
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Conway, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,630 (+16.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Conway-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Conway city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Conway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Conway center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from Conway center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Horry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Conway topographic map

Birthplace of: Junior Hemingway - Football player, William Gibson - Speculative fiction author, James B. Vaught - General, Kristy McPherson - Professional golfer, Vanna White - Model, Hivera Green - College football player (Virginia Tech Hokies), Tim Jennings - College basketball player (Gardner Webb Runnin' Bulldogs).

Main business address for: CNB CORP /SC/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Conway:

  • CONWAY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 838 FARRAR DRIVE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WEST CONWAY (Dialysis Facility, 1702 MILLPOND ROAD)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CONWAY (Home Health Center, 176 WACCAMAW MEDICAL PK CT)
  • DHEC REGION 6 HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1931 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD)
  • CHARTER SANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, provides emergency services, 152 WACCAMAW MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • CONWAY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 SINGLETON RIDGE ROAD)
  • COVENANT HOSPICE (Hospital, 241 SINGLETON RIDGE ROAD SUITE B)
  • HORRY COUNTY LADIES RESIDENCE (Hospital, 408 WEBB STREET)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTER OF CONWAY (Hospital, 152 WACCAMAW MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • LOIS EARGLE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, 406 WEBB STREET)
  • RIVERTOWN SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, 822 FARRAR DRIVE)
  • AGAPE REHABILITATION OF CONWAY (Nursing Home, 2320 HIGHWAY 378)
  • COMPASS TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, 152 WACCAMAW MEDICAL PARK DR)
  • CONWAY MANOR (Nursing Home, 3300 4TH AVENUE)
  • KINGSTON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2379 CYPRESS CIRCLE)

Political contributions by individuals in Conway, SC

Airports located in Conway:

Amtrak station:

CONWAY (1101 3RD AVE.) - Bus Station

Local government website: www.cityofconway.com

Colleges/Universities in Conway:

  • Coastal Carolina University (Full-time enrollment: 7,254; Location: 108 James P. Blanton Circle; Public; Website: www.coastal.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,962; Location: 2050 Highway 501 East; Public; Website: www.hgtc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Conway:

  • Francis Marion University (about 43 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,329)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 52 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 60 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 70 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 73 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 84 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,364)
  • Trident Technical College (about 85 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 6,856)

Private high school in Conway:

  • CONWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 1200 MEDLEN PKWY; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Conway:

  • A TOUCH OF CHRIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 1672 HWY 905; Grades: PK - 7)
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Library in Conway:

  • HORRY COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,783,094; Location: 1008 5TH AVENUE; 309,324 books; 29,259 audio materials; 12,396 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 1,116 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under Public Primary/Middle School heading please change addresses for following: Conway Elementary 1101 Snowhill Drive, Kingston Elementary 4580 Highway 472, Pee Dee Elementary 6555 Highway 134.

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Notable locations in Conway: Conway Marina (A), Conway Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Horry County Museum (C), Horry County Library (D), Horry County Jail (E), Horry County Courthouse (F), Conway City Hall (G), Horry Georgetown Technical College Library (H), Coastal Carolina University Kimbel Library (I), Conway Recreation Complex (J), Coastal Carolina University The Gardens Residence Halls (K), Coastal Carolina University The Rivers Residence Halls (L), Coastal Carolina University The Woods Residence Halls (M), Horry County Fire Department Conway Headquarters (N), City of Conway Fire Department Station 2 (O), City of Conway Fire Department Station 1 (P), Horry County Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (Q), Horry County Emergency Management Office (R), Horry County Police Department - Dispatch (S), Horry County Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Coastal Mall Shopping Center (1), Conway Plaza Shopping Center (2), Conway Shopping Center (3), Waccamaw Square Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Conway include: Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (A), Kingston Presbyterian Church (B), First Pentecostal Holiness Church (C), First Baptist Church of Conway (D), Conway Methodist Church (E), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Westminster Presbyterian Church (G), Trinity United Methodist Church (H), Spiritual Assembly of the Bahals Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kingston Cemetery (1), Hillcrest Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wadus Lake (A), Conway Oxidation Pond Number One (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Conway include: Coastal Carolina University Williams - Brice Building - Kimbel Arena (1), Coastal Carolina University Brooks Stadium (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Libraries - Branches- Bucksport (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7657 Highway 701 South) (1), Libraries - Branches- Conway (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1008 5th Avenue) (2), Libraries-Horry County - Bookmobile Outreach Technical Services (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1310 2nd Avenue) (3), M & K Ranch Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3756 Bakers Chapel Road) (4), Palmetto Music CO & Coin Operated Machines (Amusement & Theme Parks; 460 Highway 548) (5), Conway City - City Hall (1001 3rd Avenue) (6), City of Conway-Con Visitor (903 3rd Avenue) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons Screen Printing CO (2449 Bulk Plant Road) (1), Four Oaks Motel (Highway 501) (2), A Cypress Inn (16 Elm Street) (3), Conway Motor Inn & Restaurant (1101 Church Street) (4), Budget Inn of Conway (681 Highway 501 East) (5), Best Western Guest Inn (1004 Waccamaw Drive) (6), Delta I Motel (305 Wright Boulevard) (7), Comfort Suites Conway (2480 US Highway 501 East) (8), Holiday Inn Express Conway (2376 Highway 501 East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Horry County - Central Traffic Court- Conway (1201 3rd Avenue) (1), Horry County - Central Jury Court- Conway (1201 3rd) (2), Horry County - Clerk Of Court- Conway (1310 2nd Avenue) (3), Horry County - Circuit Court- Conway (1310 2nd Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Horry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.9. This is about average.
City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.77. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.77
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.06353

Drinking water stations with addresses in Conway and their reported violations in the past:

GRAND STRAND W&SA (Population served: 105283, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-26-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between MAY-15-2000 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
BUCKSPORT WATER COMPANY (Population served: 11241, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Fluoride
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-1999), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-1999)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Conway that have no violations reported:

  • CONWAY CITY OF (Population served: 19884, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • CONWAY RURAL (Population served: 9525, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • WALKER'S VARIETY&AUTO CR (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.8%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 55.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 52.1% for other race residents, 77.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Conway, SC

People in group quarters in Conway in 2010:

  • 1,149 people in college/university student housing
  • 311 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 94 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Conway in 2000:

  • 763 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 171 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Conway compared to South Carolina state average:

Conway, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Conway (2011 data):

  • The Conway National Bank: Conway Banking Center, Conway Branch, Little River Branch Office, at 1400 Third Avenue, West Conway Branch, North Conway Branch. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $914.3 mil, Deposits: $733.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: North Conway Branch, Conway Highway 501 Branch, Conway Main Branch, Highway 544 West Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Horry County State Bank: Downtown Conway Office Branch, Homewood Branch, Conway Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $537.9 mil, Deposits: $491.4 mil, headquarters in Loris, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Hcsb Financial Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 1717 N Main St Branch, 501 Main Street Branch, Church Street Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • Waccamaw Bank: 16th Avenue Branch at 1230 16th Avenue, branch established on 2006/08/18; Conway Medical Branch at 112 Waccamaw Medical Park, branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2006/06/06: Bank assets: $562.0 mil, Deposits: $492.7 mil, headquarters in Whiteville, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Conway Branch at 1200 Third Avenue, branch established on 1979/10/08; East Conway Branch at 1385 Highway 501 By-Pass, branch established on 2008/03/03. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Anderson Brothers Bank: Conway Branch at 2651 Church Street, branch established on 2006/01/23; Conway Branch at 500 Main Street, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $428.5 mil, Deposits: $394.3 mil, headquarters in Mullins, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Anderson Bancshares, Inc.
  • VistaBank: Conway Office Branch at 1106 3rd Ave, branch established on 2009/07/13. Info updated 2008/01/22: Bank assets: $107.6 mil, Deposits: $94.3 mil, headquarters in Aiken, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Conway Branch at 1500 3rd Avenue, branch established on 1988/03/14. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Conway, South Carolina:

  • Budget Inn, 681 Hwy 501 E, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (803) 347-3151, Fax: (803) 347-6795
  • Comfort Suites, 2480 Hwy 501 E, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 347-9292
  • Ramada LTD, 3501 Hwy 544, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 347-1394
  • Sleep Inn, 3345 Church St, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 365-2828
  • Best Western Guest Inn, 1004 Waccamaw Dr, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 234-1678, Fax: (843) 234-1679
  • Wild Wing Resort, 555 Wild Wing Blvd, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 347-0920, Fax: (843) 347-5241
  • Days Inn Of Conway, 1240 Pine St, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 248-3414, Fax: (843) 248-3414
  • Quality Inn At The University, 2376 Hwy 501 E, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 347-7254, Fax: (843) 347-7254
  • Econo Lodge, 1101 Church St, Conway, SC 29526 , Phone: (843) 248-2285, Fax: (843) 248-6637
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Conway, South Carolina

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Conway travel time to work - commute


Conway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (86%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Conway city (based on Horry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.28%
Here42.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents47.2%17.3%13.0%5.1%2.5%
Congregations45.7%2.2%11.6%2.2%1.7%
NameEpiscopal ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents2.2%1.3%1.2%1.1%8.9%
Congregations1.7%5.6%3.4%6.9%19.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 56
Horry County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Horry County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 164
Horry County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 459
Here:

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Horry County:

27.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$36,128$36,1281$1,348
Other Government Administration 25$69,416$33,3202$2,032
Judicial and Legal 2$5,736$34,4162$2,384
Police Protection - Officers 49$150,470$36,8500$0
Police - Other 16$38,127$28,5950$0
Firefighters 26$79,277$36,5893$523
Fire - Other 1$2,608$31,2960$0
Streets and Highways 17$41,632$29,3870$0
Solid Waste Management 15$34,658$27,7260$0
Parks and Recreation 9$24,164$32,2196$5,048
Water Supply 39$104,667$32,2050$0
Other and Unallocable 14$33,808$28,9780$0
Totals for Government 225$620,691$33,10414$11,335

Conway government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $874,000 ($46.77)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,524,000 ($135.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,804,000 ($96.53)
    Fire Protection: $1,147,000 ($61.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,113,000 ($59.56)
    Regular Highways: $733,000 ($39.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $672,000 ($35.96)
    Financial Administration: $560,000 ($29.97)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($28.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $167,000 ($8.94)
    General Public Buildings: $153,000 ($8.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $101,000 ($5.40)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($5.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $60,000 ($3.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,031,000 ($162.19)
    Regular Highways: $253,000 ($13.54)
    Police Protection: $232,000 ($12.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $73,000 ($3.91)
    Judicial: $58,000 ($3.10)
    Central Staff: $23,000 ($1.23)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($0.75)
    General Public Building: $9,000 ($0.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($0.48)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($0.21)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.16)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,496,000 ($347.60)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $173,000 ($9.26)

Conway government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,398,000 ($74.81)
    All Other: $728,000 ($38.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $118,000 ($6.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,281,000 ($68.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $56,000 ($3.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $217,000 ($11.61)
    Highways: $82,000 ($4.39)
    General Support: $24,000 ($1.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $463,000 ($24.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $417,000 ($22.31)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.32)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,545,000 ($296.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $566,000 ($30.29)
    Highways: $380,000 ($20.33)
    All Other: $237,000 ($12.68)
  • Tax - Property: $2,685,000 ($143.68)
    NEC: $2,583,000 ($138.22)
    Public Utilities: $592,000 ($31.68)
    Other Selective Sales: $379,000 ($20.28)

Conway government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,881,000 ($154.16)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $999,000 ($53.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,577,000 ($137.90)
    Other, NEC: $699,000 ($37.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $304,000 ($16.27)
    Other, NEC: $300,000 ($16.05)

Conway government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,580,000 ($512.63)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

10.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.43%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.10%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Georgetown County, SC  0.47% ($36,553 average AGI)
from Florence County, SC  0.18% ($51,126)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.17% ($41,477)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($137 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Georgetown County, SC  0.42% ($39,877 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.17% ($36,056)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.15% ($33,810)

Strongest AM radio stations in Conway:

  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLSC (1240 AM; 1 kW; LORIS, SC; Owner: J.A.R.C. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Conway:

  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • W203BG (88.5 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMYB (92.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTR (107.9 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • W241AE (96.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Conway:

  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Conway fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 74 meters (243ft)
Total costs: $5,166,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,836

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Conway)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 273 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Conway, SC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Conway)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Conway)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$123,78724$113,466160$143,08211$44,28130$120,6327$88,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$48,6201$64,27012$233,3882$8,0451$28,4601$67,780
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$120,5347$80,25153$143,5784$25,1886$95,8573$74,577
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$178,6876$144,52834$168,4241$148,2705$144,8501$69,110
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$60,1700$011$142,9931$144,4400$01$44,580

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0604.01 , 0604.02, 0702.00, 0703.00, 0704.00, 0705.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$124,7684$180,1251$105,640
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$336,0404$138,3901$59,740
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$226,6800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$122,5400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0604.01 , 0604.02, 0702.00, 0703.00, 0704.00, 0705.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 179
  • Hazardous Condition: 40
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 27

Incident types - Conway


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Conway, SC

Most common first names in Conway, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James33968.0 years
John25471.0 years
William25271.7 years
Mary23677.0 years
Robert14569.5 years
George13673.1 years
Joseph12269.3 years
Charles10865.1 years
Henry10670.3 years
Willie10268.5 years
Most common last names in Conway, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson27071.8 years
Jordan15272.0 years
Martin13872.0 years
Todd13871.0 years
Smith13074.1 years
Graham11972.9 years
Jones11373.9 years
Brown11170.0 years
Anderson11072.0 years
Lewis10174.1 years
Businesses in Conway, SC
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Comfort Suites1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx5Sleep Inn1
GNC1Subway4
GameStop1T-Mobile4
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul8
Hardee's1UPS6
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture4Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Conway, SC


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  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Robert F. Edwards, Jr. (1)
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