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Population in 2012: 4,007 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 

Males: 1,801  (44.9%)
Females: 2,206  (55.1%)

Median resident age:  50.3 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29575.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,107 (it was $40,612 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$40,107
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,525

Surfside Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $254,453 (it was $148,200 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$254,453
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $273,577; Detached houses: $290,720; Townhouses or other attached units: $167,752; In 2-unit structures: $287,644; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $260,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,776; Mobile homes: $52,257

Median gross rent in 2012: $918.

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  • White alone - 3,644 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 78 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 31 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Surfside Beach: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (22.5%), Irish (16.4%), German (11.3%), United States (6.7%), French (4.8%), Italian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1964

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,072 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Surfside Beach:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Surfside Beach town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

78 residents are foreign born

This town:  2.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Surfside Beach, South Carolina as of August 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Surfside Beach to the number of sex offenders is 501 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: $966 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $753 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (74.4 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (153.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (490.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Garden City, SC (1.5 miles ), Socastee, SC (2.3 miles ), Murrells Inlet, SC (2.4 miles ), Forestbrook, SC (2.8 miles ), Myrtle Beach, SC (3.0 miles ), Bucksport, SC (3.0 miles ), Waccamaw, SC (3.5 miles) , Red Hill, SC (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2000: 76 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 55 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2004: 94 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2005: 105 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $266,000
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $234,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 78.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,588 (+40.3%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 227 (13.6%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

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Property values in Surfside Beach, SC


 

Crime rates in Surfside Beach by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 40201220233
per 100,000 88.30.043.80.020.641.341.80.041.077.375.5
Robberies 117845867445
per 100,000 242.8155.2175.184.7103.2165.1125.5145.181.9103.0125.8
Assaults 153161012171015131711
per 100,000 331.166.5350.1211.7247.6350.8209.1311.0266.2437.9276.7
Burglaries 674753531147579689010489
per 100,000 1479.01042.41159.71121.92352.51547.71652.01409.91842.82679.02238.4
Thefts 256176216201208255196212230263294
per 100,000 5651.23903.34726.54254.94292.25262.14098.74395.64709.36774.97394.4
Auto thefts 2111182137245141421313
per 100,000 463.6244.0393.9444.5763.5495.31066.5850.1860.0334.9327.0
Arson N/A1000000110
per 100,000 N/A22.20.00.00.00.00.00.020.525.80.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 353.1189.0281.3215.6302.9313.1292.7274.6304.3407.7387.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 27 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.41
South Carolina average:

2.48

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Surfside Beach-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the Surfside Beach town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/17/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.3 miles away from the town center injured 46 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.5 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 76.4 miles away from Surfside Beach 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 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from Surfside Beach center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 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).
Surfside Beach topographic map

Hospital/medical center in Surfside Beach:

  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 2035 GLENNS BAY ROAD, SUITE 102)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Surfside Beach:

  • GRAND STRAND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF MYRTLE BEACH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MYRTLE BEACH (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Surfside Beach, SC

Amtrak stations near Surfside Beach:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surfside Beach:

  • Coastal Carolina University (about 14 miles; Conway, SC; Full-time enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 14 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Francis Marion University (about 57 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 65 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 73 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 3,987)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 76 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington (about 77 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 11,028)

Public elementary/middle schools in Surfside Beach:

Private elementary/middle schools in Surfside Beach:

  • FIRST BAPTIST WEESCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 711 16TH AVE N; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEARNING TREE (THE) (Students: 78; Location: 2061 GLENNS BAY RD; Grades: PK - KG)

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Notable locations in Surfside Beach: Grand Strand Tennis Club (A), Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Branch (B), Horry County Fire Department Surfside (C), Surfside Beach Fire Department Surfside Beach (D), Surfside Beach Police Department (E), Surfside Beach Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Surfside Beach include: First Baptist Church of Surfside (A), Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Dogwood Lake (A), Floral Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Horry County - Libraries- Branches- Surfside Beach- TDD (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 410 Surfside Drive), Libraries-Horry County - Surfside Beach (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 410 Surfside Drive), Boardwalk Beach Services (Recreation Areas; 215 Sandy Lane), Legends in Concert (Amusement & Theme Parks; 301 Highway 17 South), Adventure Falls Golf (Amusement & Theme Parks; 735 Highway 17 South), Horry County - Libraries- Branches- North Myrtle Beach- TDD (799 2nd Avenue North), York Amusement CO Inc (714 15th Avenue South), All Points Travel & Tours (Tours & Charters; 720 Highway 17 North).

Hotels: Astro Motel (1725 Highway 17 North), Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts (1601 North Ocean Blvd), Days Inn Surfside Beach Resort (15 South Ocean Boulevard), Plantation Resort of Myrtle Beach (1250 Highway 17 North).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 19.5. This is significantly better than average.
City:

19.5
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00082. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00082
U.S.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 11.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

11.7


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.2%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach compared to South Carolina state average:

Surfside Beach, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Surfside Beach (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Surfside 544 Branch at 2361 Dick Pond Rd, branch established on 1997/12/01; Surfside Branch at 1410 Highway 17 North, branch established on 1986/02/25. 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
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 211 Highway 17 North Branch at 211 Highway 17 North, branch established on 2002/09/01; Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch at 2751 Beaver Run Boulevard, branch established on 1996/08/21. 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
  • First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Surfside Beach Branch at 2293 Glenn's Bay Road, branch established on 2001/02/28. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $625.7 mil, Deposits: $495.8 mil, headquarters in Camden, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • The Conway National Bank: Surfside Beach Branch at Fifth Avenue And Highway 17, branch established on 1972/05/23. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Surfside Beach Branch at 1207 Highway 17 North, branch established on 1974/06/20. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Surfside Beach Branch at 300 Highway 17 North, branch established on 1980/09/22. 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: Surfside Beach Branch at 112 Highway 17 S, branch established on 1954/01/11. 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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Surfside Beach travel time to work - commute


Surfside Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Surfside Beach town (based on Horry County data)

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

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 56
Horry County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Horry County:

27.1%
South Carolina:

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

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$12,261$29,4261$1,565
Other Government Administration 8$24,657$36,9860$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,359$40,3082$2,342
Police Protection - Officers 16$45,666$34,2502$1,116
Police - Other 6$13,702$27,4045$4,200
Firefighters 5$13,738$32,9710$0
Streets and Highways 11$25,036$27,3120$0
Solid Waste Management 12$35,415$35,4150$0
Parks and Recreation 5$16,122$38,6930$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,605$27,6300$0
Totals for Government 71$194,561$32,88410$9,223

Surfside Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $842,000 ($210.13)
    Central Staff Services: $791,000 ($197.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $672,000 ($167.71)
    Regular Highways: $448,000 ($111.80)
    Fire Protection: $382,000 ($95.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $334,000 ($83.35)
    Financial Administration: $187,000 ($46.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $121,000 ($30.20)
    General - Other: $120,000 ($29.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $347,000 ($86.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $104,000 ($25.95)
    Central Staff: $78,000 ($19.47)
    Regular Highways: $68,000 ($16.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $36,000 ($8.98)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,502,000 ($624.41)

Surfside Beach government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $676,000 ($168.70)
    All Other: $135,000 ($33.69)
    Parking Facilities: $101,000 ($25.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($9.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($9.98)
    Housing & Community Development: $15,000 ($3.74)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $79,000 ($19.72)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $219,000 ($54.65)
    General Revenue, NEC: $185,000 ($46.17)
    Property Sale Other: $12,000 ($2.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $526,000 ($131.27)
  • Tax - Property: $1,501,000 ($374.59)
    NEC: $1,046,000 ($261.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $499,000 ($124.53)
    Public Utilities: $405,000 ($101.07)

Surfside Beach government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,520,000 ($379.34)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,825,000 ($954.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,580,000 ($893.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,480,000 ($369.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $40,000 ($9.98)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($61.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,195,000 ($1046.92)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,480,000 ($369.35)

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

Here:

10.43%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

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

0.10%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


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


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

Here:

6.42%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

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

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


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

Strongest AM radio stations in Surfside Beach:

  • WQJM (1450 AM; 10 kW; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMIR (1200 AM; 7 kW; ATLANTIC BEACH, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC BEACH RADIO, INC.)
  • WPJS (1330 AM; 5 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: WPJS BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTAB (1370 AM; 5 kW; TABOR CITY, NC; Owner: WTAB, INC)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Surfside Beach:

  • 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)
  • WYAK-FM (103.1 FM; SURFSIDE BEACH, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDAI (98.5 FM; PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRNN (99.5 FM; SOCASTEE, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WHMC-FM (90.1 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJXY-FM (93.9 FM; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKZQ-FM (101.7 FM; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, 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.)
  • WEZV (105.9 FM; NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Owner: FIDELITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVCO (94.9 FM; LORIS, SC; Owner: CAROLINA BEACH MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Surfside Beach:

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

Surfside Beach, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 45
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Surfside Beach 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 Surfside Beach)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5050 Hwy 17 Byp (Lat: 33.667667 Lon: -78.971972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPPV761
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015, Certifier: Richard A Melvin
    Registrant: Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, 809 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, Phone: (843) 692-1802, Fax: (843) 692-1806, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 33.575722 Lon: -79.041139, Call Sign: KIU720
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.640 MHz, 161.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1981
    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 Microwave Towers:

3
  • Water Tower Rd (Lat: 33.629583 Lon: -79.965333), Structure height: 40.2 m, Overall height: 43.3 m, Call Sign: WNTW746
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.043 MHz, 928.043 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/1995, Expiration Date: 02/23/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (803) 448-1686
  • Surfside Tank, Water Tower Road (Lat: 33.629611 Lon: -79.965361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 40.2 m, Overall height: 43.3 m, Call Sign: WPQR730
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.043 MHz, 952.043 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2010, Expiration Date: 09/06/2020, Certifier: Justin Collins
    Registrant: Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, 170 Jackson Bluff Road, Conway, SC 29528, Phone: (803) 443-8200, Fax: (803) 347-4680, Email:
  • BURGESS WILD, 910 Highway 17 S (Lat: 33.608056 Lon: -78.990000), Type: Mast, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQOV567
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/09/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2012, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Surfside Beach)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 16528 , Serial Number: 28-7305275, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Alan D Kirschner, 712b S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210M (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 732XT , Serial Number: 21061863, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Fred N Hicks, Po Box 14524, Surfside Beach, SC 29587
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97684 , Serial Number: 108-684, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/15/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Jr Smith, 1113 N Cherry Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29577



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$243,75069$238,391208$260,9766$123,000167$307,3411$22,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$318,40016$224,6252$7,0009$273,8890$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$013$254,15481$250,7900$054$259,5931$25,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$108,0008$237,37544$271,5911$135,00029$278,4830$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$265,0003$320,33313$184,4621$50,00010$246,9000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0512.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$254,6673$196,3333$280,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$267,5001$250,0002$267,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$226,0001$218,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$219,5000$01$215,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0512.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Surfside Beach


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Surfside Beach, SC
Businesses in Surfside Beach, SC
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Holiday Inn1
Blockbuster1Lane Furniture1
CVS1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Nike1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's2
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