Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 7,547. Population change since 2000: +36.7%
Males: 3,887  (51.5%)
Females: 3,660  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  53.6 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29576.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,552 (it was $39,877 in 2000)
Murrells Inlet:

$48,552
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,964 (it was $28,197 in 2000)

Murrells Inlet CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $229,285 (it was $100,700 in 2000)
Murrells Inlet:

$229,285
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $278,113; Detached houses: $446,414; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,396; In 2-unit structures: $639,686; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,533; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $156,567; Mobile homes: $86,314; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,131

Median gross rent in 2012: $868.

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  • White alone - 6,749 (89.4%)
  • Black alone - 491 (6.5%)
  • Hispanic - 168 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 71 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 42 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.03%)

Races in Murrells Inlet detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Murrells Inlet: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.2%), English (13.8%), German (11.4%), United States (10.9%), Polish (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 7.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,028 people per square mile   (low).

Murrells Inlet,SC real estate house value index trend

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Murrells Inlet:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Murrells Inlet CDP:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

51 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.7%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Murrells Inlet to the number of sex offenders is 444 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,168 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $896 (0.6%)

Murrells Inlet satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Charleston, SC (72.5 miles , pop. 79,641).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (153.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (495.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Garden City, SC (1.9 miles ), Surfside Beach, SC (2.4 miles ), Waccamaw, SC (2.5 miles ), Bucksport, SC (3.1 miles ), Pawleys Island, SC (3.1 miles) , Socastee, SC (3.1 miles ), Plantersville, SC (3.4 miles ), Forestbrook, SC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.55 N, Longitude: 79.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,055 (-13.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 770 (22.4%)

Area code: 843

Murrells Inlet household income distribution Murrells Inlet home values distribution

Murrells Inlet tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Murrells Inlet: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Murrells Inlet-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 38% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.9 miles away from the Murrells Inlet place 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 28.0 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Murrells Inlet-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 89% 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 77.8 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 70.8 miles away from Murrells Inlet center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 199.1 miles away from the city 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 72.3 miles away from Murrells Inlet 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 109.3 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 Georgetown County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murrells Inlet topographic map

Birthplace of: Wendi Nix - Sports reporter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Murrells Inlet:

  • WACCAMAW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 4070 HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES MURRELLS INLET (5011 HIGHWAY 17 BYPASS)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Murrells Inlet:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC)
  • GRAND STRAND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF MYRTLE BEACH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)

Amtrak stations near Murrells Inlet:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Murrells Inlet:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 17 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 18 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Francis Marion University (about 57 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 66 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 71 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • Trident Technical College (about 72 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • College of Charleston (about 74 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 10,974)

Public high school in Murrells Inlet:

  • ST. JAMES HIGH (Students: 1375; Location: 10800 Highway 707; Grades: 9-12)

Private elementary/middle school in Murrells Inlet:

  • ST MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 542 CYPRESS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Murrells Inlet

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Waccamaw Community Hospital is in Murrell\'s Inlet. It opened in 2002.
  • The correct spelling of a nearby area is \"Pawley\'s Island\" instead of \"Pauley\'s Island.\"
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital is in Murrell's Inlet. It opened in 2002.

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Notable locations in Murrells Inlet: Richmond Hill Plantation (A), Waccawache Marina (B), Murrells Inlet Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Wachasaw Plantation (D), Ragtops and Roadsters Auto Museum (E), Murrells Inlet Community Center (F), Murrell's Inlet - Garden City Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Murrells Inlet include: Murrells Inlet Church of God (A), Gordons Church (B), Belin Memorial Methodist Church (C), Jerusalem Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Collins Creek (A), Silver Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Murrells Inlet include: Murrells Inlet Historic District (1), Murrells Inlet Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Garden City Pavilion Martin - Amusement Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 103 Atlantic Avenue), Inlet Adventure Miniature Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3215 South Highway 17), Pier at Garden City (Amusement & Theme Parks; 110 South Waccamaw Drive), Georgetown County - Parks and Recreation- Public Services- Recreation & Leisure Services Divi (Amusement & Theme Parks; Old Kings Highway), Wachesaw Ball Park (Old Kings Highway), Vacation Concept (4650 Lomax Court).

Hotels: Brookwood Inn (Highway 17 Business), Garden City Inn (1120 North Waccamaw Drive), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1303 A Tadlock Drive), Ocean View Motel (Ocean Boulevard), Four Seasons (1347 South Waccamaw Drive), Barnacle Inn by the Sea (115 South Waccamaw Drive), Atalaya Towers (912 North Waccamaw Drive), Kingfisher Inn (100 North Waccamaw Drive).

Georgetown 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468

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

  • WAGON WHEEL FARM (2260008) (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 58.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
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: 0.4% of all households

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Murrells Inlet compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Murrells Inlet (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: City Connector Branch, Murrells Inlet Branch, Highway 707. 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
  • Synovus Bank: Murrells Inlet Branch at 3796 Highway 17 Bypass, branch established on 2001/08/20. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • The Conway National Bank: Murrells Inlet Branch at 4345 Highway 17 Bypass, branch established on 2000/03/06. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $914.3 mil, Deposits: $733.3 mil, headquarters in Conway, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Murrells Inlet Branch at 3205 S Highway 17, branch established on 1986/05/19. 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
  • Palmetto Heritage Bank & Trust: Murrells Inlet Branch at 4375 Highway 17 Bypass, branch established on 2010/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $143.9 mil, Deposits: $117.2 mil, headquarters in Pawleys Island, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Palmetto Heritage Bancshares, Inc.
  • South Atlantic Bank: Murrells Inlet Branch at 11019 Tournament Blvd, branch established on 2008/12/15. Info updated 2010/10/01: Bank assets: $229.7 mil, Deposits: $198.6 mil, headquarters in Myrtle Beach, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Murrells Inlet at 4380 Highway 17, branch established on 1968/05/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • CresCom Bank: Garden City Branch at 2636 Highway 17 South, branch established on 2006/04/05. Info updated 2011/12/16: Bank assets: $825.2 mil, Deposits: $627.6 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Carolina Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Murrells Inlet Branch at 3991 Highway 17 Bypass, branch established on 1975/12/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • 5 other banks with 5 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1303 A Taddlock Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 , Phone: (843) 357-0100, Fax: (843) 357-3001
  • Hampton Inn Murells Inlet, 512 Courtfield Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 , Phone: (843) 651-6687, Fax: (843) 651-6668
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Murrells Inlet travel time to work - commute Murrells Inlet mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (97%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Murrells Inlet CDP (based on Georgetown County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.31%
Here: 44.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents31.8%24.4%8.3%8.3%6.0%
Congregations23.6%16.9%15.7%4.5%3.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Baha'iEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.7%3.0%2.5%2.1%7.9%
Congregations4.5%5.6%2.2%2.2%21.3%
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: 14
Georgetown County:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Georgetown County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Georgetown County:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 81
Here:

13.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Georgetown County:

30.3%
South Carolina:

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

11.3%
State:

13.4%

5.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($69,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($376 average AGI)
Georgetown County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Horry County, SC  1.55% ($28,960 average AGI)
from Charleston County, SC  0.22% ($38,143)
from Richland County, SC  0.22% ($49,755)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Horry County, SC  1.74% ($28,467 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.32% ($43,620)
to Williamsburg County, SC  0.20% ($25,089)

Strongest AM radio stations in Murrells Inlet:

  • 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.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLMC (1470 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMBERLAND A & A CORPORATION)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WGTN (1400 AM; 1 kW; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: R.J. STALVEY)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Murrells Inlet:

  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WWXM (97.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMBJ (88.3 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSYN (106.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSEA (100.3 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLGI (90.9 FM; HEMINGWAY, SC; Owner: LOUIS G. GREGORY BAHA'I INSTITUTE)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W242AJ (96.3 FM; BUCKSPORT, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGTN-FM (100.7 FM; ANDREWS, SC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Murrells Inlet:

  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W51AT (Channel 51; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGSI-CA (Channel 11; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • W22CJ (Channel 22; GEORGETOWN, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGSC-CA (Channel 8; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: BEACH TV OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 76
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 136
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Murrells Inlet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Murrells Inlet)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Murrells Inlet, SC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • WDAI Studio, 11640 Hwy 17 Bypass (Lat: 33.595000 Lon: -79.025083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WMV544
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/1995
    Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037-1122, Phone: (202) 663-8203, Fax: (202) 513-8899, Email:
  • Burgess Tower, 1.2 Km Sse Of Burgess (Lat: 33.596111 Lon: -79.052778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 242.9 m, Overall height: 243.8 m, Call Sign: KB55324
    Grant Date: 11/07/1984
    Registrant: Dow Lohnes Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2000, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • WLFF Studio, 11640 Highway 17 Bypass (Lat: 33.595000 Lon: -79.025083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WLE572
    Assigned Frequencies: 948.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/1987
    Registrant: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037-1122, Phone: (202) 663-8203, Fax: (202) 513-8899, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 4123 Hwy 17 Business (Lat: 33.557667 Lon: -79.032806), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KMD226, Licensee ID: L00002340
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2004, Expiration Date: 07/06/2014
    Registrant: Ocean Ventures Ltd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, Phone: (843) 651-3676, Email:
  • 11520 Hwy 17 Bypass (Lat: 33.599889 Lon: -79.025028), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WHW586
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/1994, Expiration Date: 07/06/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Inlet Electronics, 11520 Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Wacca Wache Marina Wachesaw Rd (Lat: 33.536000 Lon: -79.085861), Type: Building, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WRD769
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/18/2004, Expiration Date: 12/01/2014, Certifier: Ira 0 Smith Mr
    Registrant: Wacca Wache Marina, LLC, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, Phone: (843) 651-2994, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Murrells Inlet)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Murrells Inlet)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 85
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Murrells Inlet

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Murrells Inlet, SC
Businesses in Murrells Inlet, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Kroger1
Applebee's1Nike2
AutoZone1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Starbucks1
Cracker Barrel1Subway1
Curves1T-Mobile2
Domino's Pizza1T.G.I. Driday's1
Dunkin Donuts2Toys"R"Us1
FedEx3U-Haul2
Hilton1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Vans1
Home Depot1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Kincaid1YMCA1
Kmart1
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