Surfside Beach, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 4,422 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.1%
 
Males: 2,111  (47.8%)
Females: 2,311  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29575.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,626 (it was $40,612 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$49,626
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,430 (it was $24,445 in 2000)

Surfside Beach town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $263,276 (it was $148,200 in 2000)
Surfside Beach:

$263,276
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $272,664; detached houses: $289,680; townhouses or other attached units: $231,950; in 2-unit structures: $255,837; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $244,734; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $221,673; mobile homes: $155,381

Median gross rent in 2017: $939.

March 2019 cost of living index in Surfside Beach: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.2%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Surfside Beach, SC (2017)
    • 3,83188.2%White alone
    • 4249.8%Hispanic
    • 441.0%Asian alone
    • 250.6%Black alone
    • 240.6%Two or more races
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Surfside Beach, South Carolina as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Surfside Beach is 750 to 1.


Crime rates in Surfside Beach by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
2
(41.3)
2
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(41.0)
3
(77.3)
3
(75.5)
2
(49.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
1
(22.9)
1
(22.3)
4
(88.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(84.7)
5
(103.2)
8
(165.1)
6
(125.5)
7
(145.1)
4
(81.9)
4
(103.0)
5
(125.8)
4
(98.5)
4
(95.5)
6
(140.3)
2
(45.7)
3
(66.8)
1
(22.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(211.7)
12
(247.6)
17
(350.8)
10
(209.1)
15
(311.0)
13
(266.2)
17
(437.9)
11
(276.7)
13
(320.1)
3
(71.6)
6
(140.3)
2
(45.7)
6
(133.7)
2
(44.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
53
(1,122)
114
(2,352)
75
(1,548)
79
(1,652)
68
(1,410)
90
(1,843)
104
(2,679)
89
(2,238)
68
(1,674)
57
(1,361)
85
(1,988)
45
(1,029)
64
(1,426)
32
(709.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(4,255)
208
(4,292)
255
(5,262)
196
(4,099)
212
(4,396)
230
(4,709)
263
(6,775)
294
(7,394)
174
(4,285)
156
(3,724)
172
(4,022)
143
(3,271)
145
(3,231)
130
(2,882)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(444.5)
37
(763.5)
24
(495.3)
51
(1,066)
41
(850.1)
42
(860.0)
13
(334.9)
13
(327.0)
18
(443.2)
8
(191.0)
25
(584.7)
23
(526.1)
23
(512.5)
15
(332.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.5)
1
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
1
(22.9)
3
(66.8)
1
(22.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)352.0494.4511.1477.8448.3496.7665.6632.0457.0302.5435.7286.1334.7278.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Surfside Beach, SC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 30 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
South Carolina average:

1.80
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Surfside Beach, SC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (21.5%), Irish (9.9%), German (8.2%), English (8.0%), Italian (6.6%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1964

Elevation: 13 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 2,286 people per square mile   (low).

Surfside Beach, South Carolina map

228 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

This town:

5.0%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $902 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $877 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 78.98 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,898 (+41.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 515 (26.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 843

Distribution of median household income in Surfside Beach, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Surfside Beach, SC in 2017

Property values in Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach satellite photo by USGS

Surfside Beach tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $212,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Surfside Beach, SC residents
Average permit cost in Surfside Beach, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Surfside Beach, SC
Historical housing units in Surfside Beach, SC

Population change in the 1990s: +60 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Surfside Beach, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.9%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Surfside Beach, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Carpenters (3.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Legal support workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Surfside Beach, South Carolina average temperatures Surfside Beach, South Carolina average precipitation Surfside Beach, South Carolina humidity Surfside Beach, South Carolina wind speed Surfside Beach, South Carolina snowfall Surfside Beach, South Carolina sunshine Surfside Beach, South Carolina clear and cloudy days

Surfside Beach, 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 8.9 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 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

19.6
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/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.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Surfside Beach-area historical tornado activity is below South Carolina state average. It is 37% 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 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 83.5 miles away from Surfside Beach 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 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 100.2 miles away from Surfside Beach center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 202.8 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 78.0 miles away from the city 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 109.9 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Surfside Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Surfside Beach:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • COVENANT TOWERS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MYRTLE BEACH, SC)
  • KINGSTON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • CHARTER SANDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CONWAY, SC)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTER OF CONWAY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CONWAY, 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: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 14 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)
  • Robeson Community College (about 71 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Cape Fear Community College (about 74 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 8,372)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 76 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)

Private school in Surfside Beach:

  • FIRST BAPTIST WEESCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 711 16TH AVE N, Grades: PK-KG)

Points of interest:

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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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Surfside Beach:

Marital status in Surfside Beach, SC
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Surfside Beach:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
South Carolina average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Horry 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.
South Carolina:

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

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Horry County:

9.9%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
South Carolina:

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

15.8%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.6%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.3%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Surfside Beach:

25.7%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Surfside Beach:

10.9%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Surfside Beach:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Surfside Beach:

34.5%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Surfside Beach:

51.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Surfside Beach:

74.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Surfside Beach, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$103,079$49,4782$1,213
Streets and Highways 11$33,611$36,6670$0
Solid Waste Management 8$25,447$38,1710$0
Other and Unallocable 8$25,261$37,8920$0
Firefighters 7$26,602$45,6039$5,855
Parks and Recreation 6$17,130$34,2600$0
Other Government Administration 4$21,505$64,5156$3,100
Financial Administration 4$16,306$48,9182$2,713
Judicial and Legal 2$8,248$49,4880$0
Police - Other 2$6,975$41,8507$3,716
Totals for Government 77$284,164$44,28526$16,597

Surfside Beach government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,152,000 ($486.66)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,168,000 ($490.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,014,000 ($229.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $975,000 ($220.49)
    Central Staff Services: $882,000 ($199.46)
    Regular Highways: $845,000 ($191.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $744,000 ($168.25)
    Financial Administration: $433,000 ($97.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $174,000 ($39.35)
    Parking Facilities: $173,000 ($39.12)
    General - Other: $141,000 ($31.89)
    General Public Buildings: $127,000 ($28.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($2.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $353,000 ($79.83)
    Police Protection: $299,000 ($67.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $103,000 ($23.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $97,000 ($21.94)
    Regular Highways: $74,000 ($16.73)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($1.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,630,000 ($820.90)

Surfside Beach government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,403,000 ($317.28)
    Parking Facilities: $430,000 ($97.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $205,000 ($46.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $139,000 ($31.43)
    Other: $19,000 ($4.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $185,000 ($41.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($2.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,060,000 ($239.71)
    Rents: $143,000 ($32.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $141,000 ($31.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $35,000 ($7.91)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($2.94)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($2.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $268,000 ($60.61)
    Water Utilities: $216,000 ($48.85)
    Gas Utilities: $9,000 ($2.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $360,000 ($81.41)
    General Local Government Support: $142,000 ($32.11)
    Other: $82,000 ($18.54)
  • Tax - Property: $2,981,000 ($674.13)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,763,000 ($398.69)
    Amusements License: $1,644,000 ($371.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $53,000 ($11.99)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000 ($1.36)
    Other License: $2,000 ($0.45)

Surfside Beach government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $439,000 ($99.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,000 ($82.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($16.51)

Surfside Beach government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,945,000 ($1344.41)

9.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($80 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Georgetown County, SC  0.47% ($44,444 average AGI)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.15% ($46,963)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.15% ($72,071)


6.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($176 average AGI)
Horry County:

0.02%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Georgetown County, SC  0.36% ($41,624 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.19% ($41,622)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.16% ($65,511)
Businesses in Surfside Beach, SC
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Hardee's2
Blockbuster1Holiday Inn1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Circle K1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Nike1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx3SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1

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.)
Surfside Beach fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Surfside Beach fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Surfside Beach)

FCC Registered Commercial 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, 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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 5050 Hwy 17 Byp (Lat: 33.667667 Lon: -78.971972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPPV761,
    Assigned Frequencies: 163.250 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2025, Certifier: Richard A Melvin, Registrant: Myrtle Beach Communications, 1330 Enterprise Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: (843) 444-1199, Fax: (843) 448-2005, Email:
  • Lat: 33.667667 Lon: -78.971972, Call Sign: WPPG795,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.550 MHz, 457.575 MHz, 457.600 MHz, 465.662 MHz, 465.687 MHz, 465.737 MHz, 465.787 MHz, 465.837 MHz, 465.862 MHz, 466.162 MHz... (+11 more), Grant Date: 11/26/2014, Expiration Date: 12/14/2024, Certifier: Richard A Melvin, Registrant: Myrtle Beach Communications, 1330 Enterprise Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Phone: (843) 444-1199, Email:
  • BURGESS, 910 Highway 17 S. (Lat: 33.608056 Lon: -78.990000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQRR724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.092 MHz, 158.797 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 07/15/2023, Certifier: Gale Sheppard, Registrant: Horry County Government, 2560 Main St, Conway, SC 29526, Phone: (843) 915-5800, Fax: (843) 915-6402, Email:
  • 910 Highway 17 S. (Lat: 33.608056 Lon: -78.990000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQYY752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2017, Expiration Date: 04/30/2017, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2017, Certifier: Richard Gerrald, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services, Inc., 818 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Email:
  • Lat: 33.613333 Lon: -78.983528, Call Sign: WRCW822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.870 MHz, Grant Date: 02/14/2019, Expiration Date: 02/14/2029, Certifier: Jason Cody, Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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, 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:
  • BURGESS, 910 Highway 17 S. (Lat: 33.608056 Lon: -78.990000), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQYJ814,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/2016, Expiration Date: 10/19/2026, Certifier: Richard Gerrald, Registrant: Horry County Government, 2560 Main St, Conway, SC 29526, Phone: (843) 915-5800, Fax: (843) 915-6402, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 110F , Serial Number: 22-888, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 04/13/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/16/2018
    Registrant (Individual): David L Allen, 523 Cypress Dr, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 421B (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 172 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GTSIO-520-C (340 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9SD , Serial Number: 421B0888, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/28/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 10/16/2007
    Registrant (LLC): Resort Aviation LLC, 1711 Highway 17 S Unit 887, Surfside Beach, SC 29575

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 in Surfside Beach, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Surfside Beach, SC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of reported fires - 170 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Surfside Beach, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Other (62.0%), and Structure Fires (18.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Surfside Beach, SC
    • 27262.0%Other
    • 8318.9%Structure Fires
    • 6314.4%Outside Fires
    • 214.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Surfside Beach, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Surfside Beach, SC
  • 94.1%Electricity
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Surfside Beach, SC
  • 93.0%Electricity
  • 7.0%Utility gas


Surfside 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 13 pilots and 15 other airmen in this city.
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