North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 14,827 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.1%
Males: 7,226  (48.7%)
Females: 7,601  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  57.3 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29582.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,279 (it was $38,787 in 2000)
North Myrtle Beach:

$47,279
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,614 (it was $27,006 in 2000)

North Myrtle Beach city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $235,414 (it was $126,700 in 2000)
North Myrtle Beach:

$235,414
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $273,180; Detached houses: $322,888; Townhouses or other attached units: $120,475; In 2-unit structures: $224,838; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,560; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,005; Mobile homes: $108,109

Median gross rent in 2013: $791.

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  • Races in North Myrtle Beach, SC (2010)

    North Myrtle Beach races chart
    • 12,06587.7%White alone
    • 8716.3%Hispanic
    • 4453.2%Black alone
    • 1611.2%Two or more races
    • 1260.9%Asian alone
    • 680.5%American Indian alone
    • 90.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.05%Other race alone

Races in North Myrtle Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in North Myrtle Beach: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.5%), German (14.0%), Irish (13.5%), United States (7.9%), Scottish (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,137 people per square mile   (low).

North Myrtle Beach,SC real estate house value index trend

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in North Myrtle Beach:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Myrtle Beach city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

1,068 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This city:

7.2%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in North Myrtle Beach to the number of sex offenders is 1,113 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $949 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $814 (0.4%)

North Myrtle Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (52.1 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (138.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (469.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Atlantic Beach, SC (1.6 miles ), Briarcliffe Acres, SC (2.1 miles ), Little River, SC (2.1 miles ), Carolina Shores, NC (2.8 miles ), Calabash, NC (2.9 miles ), Sunset Beach, NC (3.3 miles ), Longs, SC (3.3 miles ), Myrtle Beach, SC (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 186 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 1998: 215 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 1999: 192 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2000: 244 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2001: 179 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2002: 265 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2003: 391 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2004: 425 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2005: 462 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2006: 383 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2007: 221 buildings, average cost: $261,000
  • 2008: 136 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2009: 104 buildings, average cost: $254,700
  • 2010: 138 buildings, average cost: $238,900
  • 2011: 162 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2012: 221 buildings, average cost: $231,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 78.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,334 (+29.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,943 (45.1%)

Area code: 843

North Myrtle Beach household income distribution North Myrtle Beach home values distribution

Property values in North Myrtle Beach, SC


Crime rates in North Myrtle Beach by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2013
Murders 1000200230
per 100,000 9.00.00.00.015.00.00.012.421.60.0
Rapes 4181312612361314
per 100,000 36.0160.2107.195.345.083.819.337.393.495.4
Robberies 32391811161917284320
per 100,000 288.0347.2148.387.3119.9132.7109.1174.2309.1136.3
Assaults 49433764372937424986
per 100,000 440.9382.8304.9508.1277.4202.6237.5261.3352.2586.2
Burglaries 252245234285258222291350376279
per 100,000 2,267.62,180.91,928.32,262.81,934.21,550.81,868.12,177.62,702.71,901.6
Thefts 9349421,0601,1531,1361,0491,2641,3481,0321,153
per 100,000 8,404.68,385.38,735.19,154.48,516.47,328.08,114.58,386.77,418.17,858.5
Auto thefts 10110393776742213593136
per 100,000 908.8916.9766.4611.4502.3293.4134.8217.8668.5926.9
Arson 1161100224
per 100,000 9.08.949.47.97.50.00.012.414.427.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.8) 661.6729.8617.9652.0564.9480.1471.1557.3688.0634.0

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Crime rate in North Myrtle Beach detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 93 (67 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.57
South Carolina average:

2.44

North Myrtle Beach tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,857 (+20.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in North Myrtle Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

North Myrtle Beach-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the North Myrtle Beach city center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Myrtle Beach-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 105.9 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 98.6 miles away from North Myrtle Beach center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 218.7 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 122.1 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 100.4 miles away from North Myrtle Beach 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 115.7 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).
North Myrtle Beach topographic map

Birthplace of: Matt Kyle - College basketball player (Yale Bulldogs).

Hospitals and medical centers in North Myrtle Beach:

  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (710 A HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH)

Other hospitals and medical centers near North Myrtle Beach:

  • GRAND STRAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • COVENANT TOWERS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MYRTLE BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF MYRTLE BEACH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)

Airports located in North Myrtle Beach:

  • Grand Strand Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 1,070, Itinerant Ops: 31,788, Local Ops: 13,117, Military Ops: 695)

Amtrak station near North Myrtle Beach:

  • 17 miles: MYRTLE BEACH (1100 JETPORT RD.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Myrtle Beach:

  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 19 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,772)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 20 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 51 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 54 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 54 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Robeson Community College (about 59 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Francis Marion University (about 62 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)

Private elementary/middle school in North Myrtle Beach:

  • THE LORDS CHILDREN (Students: 140; Location: 818 JORDAN RD; Grades: PK - 1)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WNMB Radio in North Myrtle Beach is owned by Norman Communications Inc. (not Fidelity Broadcasting) Licensed was transferred by FCC in 2004

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Notable locations in North Myrtle Beach: Gator Hole Golf Course (A), Robbers Roost Golf Club (B), Sherwood Forest Campground (C), Surf Golf and Beach Club (D), Camp Nixon (E), Harbourgate Resort and Marina (F), North Myrtle Beach Ocean Drive Wastewater Treatment Facility (G), Windy Hill Antiaircraft Camp (H), J Bryan Floyd Community Center (I), North Myrtle Beach City Hall (J), Horry County Fire Department North Myrtle Beach (K), North Myrtle Beach Fire Department Station 5 (L), North Myrtle Beach Fire Department Station 2 (M), North Myrtle Beach Fire Department Station 3 (N), North Myrtle Beach Fire Department Station 1 (O), North Myrtle Beach Police Department - Customer Service (P), Briarcliffe Acres Police Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: North Strand Plaza Shopping Center (1), Surfwood Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Myrtle Beach include: Lakeside Baptist Church (A), King of Glory Lutheran Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Church of God (D), Trinity Church (E), Lake Side Church (F), Coastal Christian Center (G), Our Lady Star of the Sea Church (H), Saint Stephens Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Southeastern Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Prices Swamp Run (A), Lewis Pond (B), Prices Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Salt Flat Creek (A), Nixon Creek (B), Camp Branch Run (C), Eden Saltworks Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Myrtle Beach include: McLean Park (1), Central Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Windy Hill Beach (A), Cherry Grove Beach (B), Futch Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Preservation Station (Petting Zoos; Bearfoot Landings) (1), Exotic Aquarium Designs (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1415 Old Highway 17 North) (2), Libraries-Horry County - Branches- North Myrtle Beach (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 799 2nd Avenue North) (3), Sheraton Broadway Plantation (Tourism Consultants; 1104 Kings Highway) (4), Libraries-Horry County - North Myrtle Beach (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 799 2nd Avenue North) (5), Palmetto Vacations of the Carolinas (Recreation Areas; 905 Sea Mountain Hwy) (6), Park Place Properties (Amusement & Theme Parks; 614 Sea Mountain Highway) (7), Fun World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 700 7th Avenue South) (8), Grand PRIX Family Thrill Parks (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3201 South King Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Maritime Beach Club (440 N Ocean Blvd) (1), Ocean Garden Villas (1809 South Ocean Boulevard) (2), Best Western Inn & Suites (1601 Highway 17 South) (3), Ocean Inn (1305 North Ocean Boulevard) (4), Back to the Beach (1416 South Ocean Boulevard) (5), Crescent Beach Villas (1709 South Ocean Boulevard) (6), By the Sea Motel (1801 South Ocean Boulevard) (7), Hampton Inn Harbourgate (2112 Little River Neck Road) (8), Holiday Inn (2713 South Ocean Blvd) (9). 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2007 was 53.4. This is better than average.

City:

53.4
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 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 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.2%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.8% for Black residents, 41.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for other race residents, 21.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

North Myrtle Beach 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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 North Myrtle Beach (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Crescent Beach Branch at 1801 Highway 17 South, branch established on 1994/05/05; Cherry Grove Branch at 1201 Sea Mountain Highway, branch established on 1988/07/18. 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
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: North Myrtle Beach Main Branch at 521 Main St, branch established on 1954/01/11; North Myrtle Beach Highway 17 Branch at 720 Highway 17 South, branch established on 1986/07/16. 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
  • The Conway National Bank: North Myrtle Beach Office Branch at 110 Highway 17 North, branch established on 2002/09/30; Northside Branch at Highway 17 And Chestnut Road, branch established on 1977/05/02. 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
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: North Myrtle Beach Branch at 550 Highway 17 North, branch established on 2004/01/21; North Myrtle Branch at 606 Main Street, branch established on 2005/06/06. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Myrtle Beach Branch at 1025 Highway 17 South, branch established on 1967/07/20; Barefoot Commons Financial Center at 3910 Highwy 17 S, branch established on 2010/07/01. 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
  • Horry County State Bank: Ocean Drive Branch at 617 Hwy. 17 South, branch established on 2007/06/11; Windy Hill Branch at 4400 Hwy 17 South, branch established on 2002/05/24. 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 Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: North Myrtle Beach Branch at 601 Highway 17 South, branch established on 1999/03/22. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: North Myrtle Beach Branch at 1339 U.S. Highway 17, South, branch established on 1974/02/11. 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
  • Carolina Bank & Trust Co.: N Myrtle Beach Branch at 1043 Sea Mountain Hwy, branch established on 2001/05/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $358.5 mil, Deposits: $314.2 mil, headquarters in Lamar, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: First Carolina Bancshares Corporation
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:

  • Cherry Grove Manor, 2104 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 249-2731
  • Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (800) 438-9590
  • Hampton Inn-Harborgate, 2112 Little Riv Neck Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 249-1997, Fax: (843) 249-1998
  • Comfort Inn North Myrtle Beach, 1755 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 249-2490, Fax: (843) 280-5494
  • Atlantic Breeze Ocean Resort, 1321 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 417-1700, Fax: (843) 417-1703
  • Harbourgate Marina Club, 2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 417-1160, Fax: (843) 417-1161
  • Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center, 2701 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 272-4600, Fax: (843) 272-4440
  • Avista Resort, 300 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 , Phone: (843) 249-2521, Fax: (843) 417-1061
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
South Carolina average:

12.0

North Myrtle Beach travel time to work - commute North Myrtle Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (94%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North Myrtle Beach city (based on Horry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,718270
Mainline Protestant18,27839
Catholic18,1595
Black Protestant7,89141
Other3,14814
Orthodox7303
None159,367-
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: 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 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 31$177,578$68,7402$2,575
Other Government Administration 19$147,054$92,8767$7,712
Judicial and Legal 8$52,483$78,7251$1,904
Police Protection - Officers 67$391,550$70,1280$0
Police - Other 28$123,353$52,8660$0
Firefighters 54$268,310$59,6240$0
Streets and Highways 21$107,476$61,4150$0
Solid Waste Management 26$121,387$56,0250$0
Sewerage 9$63,646$84,8610$0
Parks and Recreation 32$168,087$63,03361$39,647
Water Supply 29$151,730$62,7850$0
Other and Unallocable 21$108,679$62,1021$2,792
Totals for Government 345$1,881,333$65,43872$54,630

North Myrtle Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,959,000 ($469.35)
    Central Staff Services: $3,603,000 ($243.00)
    Water Utilities: $3,551,000 ($239.50)
    Sewerage: $2,910,000 ($196.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,732,000 ($184.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,454,000 ($165.51)
    Financial Administration: $2,269,000 ($153.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,240,000 ($151.08)
    Regular Highways: $1,642,000 ($110.74)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $577,000 ($38.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $577,000 ($38.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,261,000 ($152.49)
    Regular Highways: $2,033,000 ($137.11)
    Central Staff Services: $1,192,000 ($80.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $394,000 ($26.57)
    Financial Administration: $101,000 ($6.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,809,000 ($931.34)

North Myrtle Beach government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,830,000 ($258.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,647,000 ($178.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $808,000 ($54.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $67,000 ($4.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $1,432,000 ($96.58)
    All Other: $750,000 ($50.58)
    Gas Utilities: $65,000 ($4.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,536,000 ($103.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,338,000 ($90.24)
    Rents: $267,000 ($18.01)
    General Revenue, NEC: $168,000 ($11.33)
    Sale of Property: $74,000 ($4.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,399,000 ($971.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $173,000 ($11.67)
  • Tax - Property: $7,650,000 ($515.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,718,000 ($453.09)
    Public Utility License: $5,498,000 ($370.81)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,644,000 ($110.88)
    Amusements License: $188,000 ($12.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $186,000 ($12.54)

North Myrtle Beach government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,208,000 ($2307.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,022,000 ($2227.15)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,161,000 ($213.19)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,975,000 ($133.20)

North Myrtle Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,937,000 ($2558.64)

7.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($112 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.03%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Georgetown County, SC  0.37% ($28,467 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.16% ($27,790)
from Florence County, SC  0.13% ($31,272)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($136 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Georgetown County, SC  0.34% ($28,960 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.20% ($37,626)
to Richland County, SC  0.14% ($27,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Myrtle Beach:

  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNMB (900 AM; 1 kW; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WENC (1220 AM; 5 kW; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: DHA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLSC (1240 AM; 1 kW; LORIS, SC; Owner: J.A.R.C. BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Myrtle Beach:

  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYNA (104.9 FM; CALABASH, NC; Owner: COASTLINE COMMUNICATIONS OF CAROLINA INC)
  • WYAV (104.1 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 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)
  • WKVC (88.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WYEZ (94.5 FM; MURRELLS INLET, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDZD (93.5 FM; OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around North Myrtle Beach:

  • WFXB (Channel 43; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W49AN (Channel 49; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W34CQ (Channel 34; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHMC (Channel 23; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • 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.)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W47CK (Channel 47; SHALLOTTE, NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWSC-LP (Channel 28; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: WWSC TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of North Myrtle Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 138m453ftTotal length
  • $537,000Total costs
  • 116,281Total average daily traffic
  • 4,454Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$154,748318$223,848510$225,53413$125,6585$612,920552$221,9475$55,872
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$029$283,77240$219,2192$34,7600$054$251,2571$52,480
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$134,030106$268,249297$241,3228$110,4900$0290$236,4316$80,763
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$241,80364$279,047147$228,8633$213,7170$0138$245,6490$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$128,93013$305,02530$248,6910$00$034$237,3390$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0402.00 , 0403.00, 0404.00, 0405.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$207,2063$317,2936$216,687
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$225,6622$232,4354$210,120
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$230,4256$267,8576$252,988
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$199,6633$189,1433$201,703
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$138,6770$03$138,677

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0402.00 , 0403.00, 0404.00, 0405.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - North Myrtle Beach

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Myrtle Beach, SC
Most common first names in North Myrtle Beach, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10372.4 years
Robert9672.1 years
William9472.4 years
John8073.5 years
Mary6977.4 years
Charles4674.8 years
George4376.1 years
Joseph3175.7 years
Thomas3070.9 years
Margaret2777.6 years
Most common last names in North Myrtle Beach, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bellamy4972.3 years
Lewis3774.1 years
Smith3575.0 years
Johnson2875.0 years
Gore2872.0 years
Williams2471.5 years
Ward2273.0 years
Davis2176.0 years
Brown2071.8 years
Vereen1968.4 years
Businesses in North Myrtle Beach, SC
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's2Nike1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut2
Circle K1Quality1
Clarks1Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Sprint Nextel1
Comfort Inn1Starbucks1
Cracker Barrel1Subway3
Curves1Super 82
FedEx6T-Mobile2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS9
Hilton1Vans1
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens2
La Quinta1Walmart1
Lowe's1

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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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