Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 7,547.
Population change since 2000: +36.7%
Males: 3,635  (48.2%)
Females: 3,912  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

55.7 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29576.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,562 (it was $39,877 in 2000)
Murrells Inlet:

$53,562
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,967 (it was $28,197 in 2000)

Murrells Inlet CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $254,786 (it was $100,700 in 2000)
Murrells Inlet:

$254,786
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $287,687; detached houses: $358,431; townhouses or other attached units: $263,846; in 2-unit structures: $540,457; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,065; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $284,483; mobile homes: $60,132

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,119.

March 2019 cost of living index in Murrells Inlet: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.1%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Murrells Inlet, SC (2010)
    • 6,74989.4%White alone
    • 4916.5%Black alone
    • 1682.2%Hispanic
    • 710.9%Asian alone
    • 420.6%Two or more races
    • 220.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina as of January 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Murrells Inlet is 392 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (17.2%), Irish (11.4%), German (9.3%), English (8.7%), Italian (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.9%).

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, South Carolina map

126 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,307 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $824 (0.5%)

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: +343 (+3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,241 (32.5%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Murrells Inlet, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Murrells Inlet, SC in 2017
Murrells Inlet satellite photo by USGS

Murrells Inlet tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Most common industries in Murrells Inlet, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Murrells Inlet, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00209. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00209
U.S.:

0.00984

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 the city 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 Murrells Inlet 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 Murrells Inlet center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Georgetown County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Murrells Inlet topographic map

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: 1,375, Location: 10800 HIGHWAY 707, Grades: 9-12)

Private elementary/middle school in Murrells Inlet:

  • ST MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 147, Location: 542 CYPRESS AVE, Grades: PK-8)
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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.

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Wendi Nix - Sports reporter.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Murrells Inlet:

Marital status in Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Murrells Inlet:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Murrells Inlet
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,34077
Mainline Protestant9,78422
Black Protestant8,61438
Catholic3,9903
Other1,0315
None23,399-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Here:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Georgetown County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

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:
Georgetown County:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.4%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.5%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Murrells Inlet:

29.1
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.2%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Murrells Inlet:

51.3%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Murrells Inlet:

73.8%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Murrells Inlet, SC Residents

7.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($75,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Horry County, SC  1.78% ($41,624 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.43% ($28,000)
from Charleston County, SC  0.24% ($51,678)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Horry County, SC  2.39% ($44,444 average AGI)
to Williamsburg County, SC  0.49% ($32,466)
to Charleston County, SC  0.30% ($39,903)
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

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.)
Murrells Inlet fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Murrells Inlet fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 30.7mTotal length
  • $84,000Total costs
  • 68,710Total average daily traffic
  • 2,517Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,769Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Registrant: Cumulus Media Inc., 3280 Peachtree Road, Nw, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30305, Phone: (404) 260-6761, Fax: (404) 260-6961, 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, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Registrant: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., 545 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, TX 75062, Phone: (972) 373-8800, Fax: (972) 373-8888, 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, Expiration Date: 12/01/2019, Registrant: Cumulus Media Inc., 3280 Peachtree Road, Nw, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30305, Phone: (404) 260-6761, Fax: (404) 260-6961, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2014, 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, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2004, Expiration Date: 12/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2015, Certifier: Ira 0 Smith Mr, Registrant: Wacca Wache Marina, LLC, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, Phone: (843) 651-2994, Email:
  • 1950 Wachesaw Rd. (Lat: 33.536000 Lon: -79.085861), Type: Bant, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WQVA228,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2014, Expiration Date: 12/04/2024, Certifier: Craig Lieberman, Registrant: Wacca Wache Resort, 1950 Wachesaw Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, Phone: (843) 651-2994, Fax: (843) 651-1056, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

81 (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:

20 (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
Fire incident types in Murrells Inlet, SC

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

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

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1303 A Taddlock Dr, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576 , Phone: (843) 357-0100, Fax: (843) 357-3001
  • Hampton Inn Murells Inlet, 512 Courtfield Dr, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576 , Phone: (843) 651-6687, Fax: (843) 651-6668
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Murrells Inlet, SC
  • 91.4%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Murrells Inlet, SC
  • 94.7%Electricity
  • 5.3%Utility gas


Murrells Inlet compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 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.

Murrells Inlet on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest house values disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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