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Population in 2010: 4,612. Population change since 2000: +36.0%
Males: 2,080  (45.1%)
Females: 2,532  (54.9%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29588.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,819 (it was $45,982 in 2000)
Forestbrook:

$62,819
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,161

Forestbrook CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $172,423 (it was $106,200 in 2000)
Forestbrook:

$172,423
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $218,356; Detached houses: $220,862; In 2-unit structures: $166,710

Median gross rent in 2012: $846.

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  • White alone - 3,447 (89.3%)
  • Black alone - 196 (5.1%)
  • Asian alone - 100 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 62 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forestbrook: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (14.6%), United States (12.8%), English (7.3%), Italian (4.7%), Polish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 3.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,269 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Forestbrook:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forestbrook CDP:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

154 residents are foreign born (0.8% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This place:  4.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $758 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $736 (0.5%)

Forestbrook satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (69.7 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (146.2 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (482.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Socastee, SC (1.7 miles ), Myrtle Beach, SC (2.3 miles ), Red Hill, SC (2.3 miles ), Surfside Beach, SC (2.8 miles ), Bucksport, SC (3.0 miles ), Garden City, SC (3.1 miles ), Conway, SC (3.1 miles ), Murrells Inlet, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.72 N, Longitude: 78.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Forestbrook household income distribution Forestbrook home values distribution

Property values in Forestbrook, SC

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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Average climate in Forestbrook, South Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Forestbrook-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the Forestbrook place center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the place center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forestbrook-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 88.8 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 81.1 miles away from Forestbrook 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 83.2 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 88.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from Forestbrook center
On 11/13/1990 at 15:22:13, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 2.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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).
Forestbrook topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Forestbrook:

  • GRAND STRAND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • KINGSTON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • CHARTER SANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; CONWAY, SC)

Amtrak stations near Forestbrook:

  • 4 miles: MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) - Bus Station
  • 10 miles: CONWAY (1101 3RD AVE.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forestbrook:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 6 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 6 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Francis Marion University (about 52 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 61 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 69 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 69 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 72 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)

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Notable locations in Forestbrook: Belle Terre Golf Links (A), Horry County Fire Department Forestbrook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Forestbrook: Bible Fellowship Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Horry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 11.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

11.7


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 79.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.3%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forestbrook, SC

4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Forestbrook compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Forestbrook travel time to work - commute


Forestbrook mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forestbrook CDP (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%

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 Forestbrook:

  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNMB (900 AM; 1 kW; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forestbrook:

  • 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)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPDT (105.1 FM; JOHNSONVILLE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forestbrook:

  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 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.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED22$151,26028$149,56084$164,6812$118,31029$156,1381$72,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$146,9500$06$194,8100$01$150,8200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$160,4894$156,68345$167,7612$32,8707$135,6631$96,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$122,3004$120,79026$169,2640$04$128,1000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$347,5607$190,5630$01$85,5600$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0602.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$159,8852$259,9501$269,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$175,7972$197,3501$160,730
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$168,4651$264,4201$119,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$134,6300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0602.01

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