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Horry County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2014: 298,832 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 196,629 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 49,985
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 27,012
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 59,699
Renter-occupied apartments: 35,228 (it was 22,101 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 1134 sq. mi.

Water area: 121.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 264 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Horry County: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.3%), Educational, health and social services (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Horry County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
South Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 146,137  (48.9%)
Females: 152,695  (51.1%)
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Horry County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Horry County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,075 ($36,470 in 1999)

This county:

$42075
South Carolina:

$44163

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $658 (lower quartile is $544, upper quartile is $841)
This county:

$658
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $151,500 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Horry:

$151,500
South Carolina:

$139,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,300 - $230,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $205,808
Here:

$205,808
State:

$209,548

Townhouses or other attached units: $115,528
Here:

$115,528
State:

$171,462

In 2-unit structures: $212,605
Here:

$212,605
State:

$287,508

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,049
Here:

$130,049
State:

$221,248

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,363
Here:

$141,363
State:

$190,918

Mobile homes: $65,717
Here:

$65,717
State:

$71,666
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,166
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $364

Institutionalized population: 1,483

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Horry County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
73.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
56.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
71.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
61.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3813 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2008: 1867 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2009: 1457 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2010: 1388 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2011: 1481 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2012: 2029 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2013: 2605 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2014: 3066 buildings, average cost: $167,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $608 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $476 (0.4%)

Horry County household income distribution in 2009 Horry County home values distribution Horry County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 34.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.7% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 35.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
Horry County:

19.3%
South Carolina:

18.6%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.4% for Black residents, 34.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.0% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 37.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Horry County is $586 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $684 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $817 a month.

Cities in this county include: Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, Red Hill, Garden City, Little River, Longs, Surfside Beach, Forestbrook.

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

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Alabama , Coahoma County, Mississippi , Dallas County, Arkansas , Jefferson County, Arkansas , Sumter County , Elbert County, Georgia , Oglethorpe County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,531
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,806 (42% naturalized citizens)

Horry County:

4.0%
Whole state:

2.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,804
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,076
  • 1985 to 1989: 783
  • 1980 to 1984: 670
  • 1975 to 1979: 358
  • 1970 to 1974: 461
  • 1970 to 1974: 364
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,290

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.6%

Horry County marital status for males Horry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54,586
  • One, attached: 3,300
  • Two: 2,970
  • 3 or 4: 5,629
  • 5 to 9: 10,788
  • 10 to 19: 7,804
  • 20 or more: 12,008
  • Mobile homes: 24,666
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 334

Housing units in Horry County with a mortgage: 24,971 (2,360 second mortgage, 3,495 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,754

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Horry County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,718270
Mainline Protestant18,27839
Catholic18,1595
Black Protestant7,89141
Other3,14814
Orthodox7303
None159,367-
Horry County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 56
Horry County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This 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
This county:

18.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Horry County:

9.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Horry County:

27.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Horry County:

Average size of farms: 191 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $55,112
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $551.23
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.80%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,474
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.16%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $75,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.47
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.08%
Corn for grain: 13813 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6777 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 35700 harvested acres
Vegetables: 905 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 251 acres

Earthquake activity:

Horry County-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 95.4 miles away from Horry County 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 87.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 203.6 miles away from the county 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 115.1 miles away from the county 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 89.9 miles away from Horry County 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 101.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South CarolinaHighway 31 Fire, Incident Period: April 23, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2816, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3233): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaTropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 6, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1566): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South CarolinaHurricane Charley, Incident Period: August 14, 2004 to August 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1543): September 1, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1543, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaSevere Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1509): February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South CarolinaLegends Fire, Incident Period: June 17, 2002 to June 24, 2002, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 18, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2426, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South CarolinaLong Bay Fire, Incident Period: November 7, 2001 to November 26, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1299): September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 25, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3145): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3145, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South CarolinaHurricane Bonnie, Incident Period: August 25, 1998 to September 1, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1243): September 4, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1243, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (28%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Israel (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Horry County (%):

  • United States or American (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (10%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Horry County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 75,627 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 13,743 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 174 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 307 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 174 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 463 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,660 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,003 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,547 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Horry County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 864 people in nursing homes
  • 763 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 430 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 288 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 101 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Horry County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,149 people in college/university student housing
  • 716 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 673 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 94 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 77 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,576.

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%

1.57% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($6,713 average AGI)
5.90% relocated from other states ($32,032 average AGI)
Horry County:

5.90%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Richland County, SC  0.12% ($38,500)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($45,784)
from Marion County, SC  0.10% ($27,204)
from Charleston County, SC  0.09% ($33,384)


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%

1.63% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($8,744 average AGI)
4.37% relocated to other states ($20,294 average AGI)
Horry County:

4.37%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.12% ($28,273)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.12% ($28,933)
to Greenville County, SC  0.11% ($85,737)
to Marion County, SC  0.11% ($22,282)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Horry County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Horry County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Horry County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Horry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Horry County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,541 (37,434 aged, 8,107 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,272 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Horry County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3174)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2967)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1978)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1724)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1262)
  • Unspecified dementia (1174)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1047)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (651)
  • Congestive heart failure (628)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (561)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11622.73
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 301.460
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57304.42

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1252.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 964.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 150.230

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.57

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.2
  • Other - 32.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 96.4
  • Suffocation - 22.6
  • Poisoning - 18.6
  • Other - 10.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 266,339
  • In family households: 212,989 (48,689 male householders, 23,565 female householders)
    53,025 spouses, 63,763 children (58,561 natural, 1,625 adopted, 3,577 stepchildren), 6,314 grandchildren, 2,836 brothers or sisters, 2,391 parents, 3,525 other relatives, 7,427 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 53,350 (19,016 male householders (13,311 living alone)), 20,955 female householders (16,797 living alone)), 13,379 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,952 (1,483 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 36,544 2-persons, 16,015 3-persons, 11,568 4-persons, 5,187 5-persons, 1,791 6-persons, 1,149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,108 1-person, 7,526 2-persons, 1,485 3-persons, 660 4-persons, 119 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

25,301 married couples with children.
11,433 single-parent households (2,365 men, 9,068 women).

93.7% of residents of Horry County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,078,218,000 ($4955 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $71,606,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $598,823,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $195,786,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,133,000
Federal grants: $217,513,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,356,000 ($6,649,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $40,608,000 ($6,818,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,024,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $47,346,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,360,839,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,827
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,345
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,249
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25,007
Here:

+110 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Horry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 30.24 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,274
  • 2000 to 2004: 60,048
  • 1990 to 1999: 43,451
  • 1980 to 1989: 45,315
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,017
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,954
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,795
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,742
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,925
Rooms in houses/apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 651
  • 3 rooms: 2,531
  • 4 rooms: 7,800
  • 5 rooms: 16,298
  • 6 rooms: 15,736
  • 7 rooms: 8,739
  • 8 rooms: 4,744
  • 9+ rooms: 3,117
  • 1 room: 432
  • 2 rooms: 1,421
  • 3 rooms: 2,997
  • 4 rooms: 7,620
  • 5 rooms: 5,563
  • 6 rooms: 2,602
  • 7 rooms: 918
  • 8 rooms: 399
  • 9+ rooms: 149
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 264
  • 1 bedroom: 1,519
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,228
  • 3 bedrooms: 35,236
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,393
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,059
  • no bedroom: 563
  • 1 bedroom: 3,428
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,838
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,486
  • 4 bedrooms: 683
  • 5+ bedrooms: 103
Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,317
  • 1 vehicle: 20,669
  • 2 vehicles: 27,006
  • 3 vehicles: 7,328
  • 4 vehicles: 1,828
  • 5+ vehicles: 551
  • no vehicle: 3,012
  • 1 vehicle: 10,850
  • 2 vehicles: 6,666
  • 3 vehicles: 1,261
  • 4 vehicles: 231
  • 5+ vehicles: 81

50% of Horry County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in South Carolina.

Horry County:

50.1%
State average:

56.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 89197
  • Northeast: 35891
  • Midwest: 13330
  • South: 44783
  • West: 3808

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $108,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Horry County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (89.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (87.0%)
  • Utility gas (5.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,278
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 580
Here:

5.9%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 884
Here:

11.6%
South Carolina:

20.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Horry County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,313,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $20,061,000
    Regular Highways: $17,195,000
    Air Transportation: $16,670,000
    Health - Other: $12,056,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,378,000
    Financial Administration: $11,060,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,488,000
    General - Other: $9,217,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,946,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,036,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,225,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,515,000
    Libraries: $3,269,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,757,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,208,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,514,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $224,000
    Water Utilities: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,776,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,703,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $64,709,000

Horry County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $26,043,000
    All Other: $15,484,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,179,000
    Regular Highways: $4,316,000
    Solid Waste Management: $826,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $87,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $616,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,093,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,942,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
    Rents: $26,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,272,000
    All Other: $6,797,000
    Highways: $2,100,000
  • Tax - Property: $76,048,000
    Other License: $9,296,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $8,962,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,078,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $992,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $969,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $23,000

Horry County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,390,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,985,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,415,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,010,000

Horry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,399,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,129,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,368,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,580
  • Number of aged recipients: 488
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,092
  • Number of recipients under 18: 865
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,654
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,061
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,960
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,937
Horry County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Horry County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 43 full 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 ORIGINATED1,017$152,5403,303$160,5647,505$179,500304$80,40823$3,285,2174,085$177,972596$56,268
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$145,574256$184,414543$180,75937$35,3510$0322$193,16147$63,021
APPLICATIONS DENIED335$143,078792$184,5713,699$191,946165$91,1212$8,858,0001,639$196,513255$71,941
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN171$152,749527$185,0402,204$195,94642$119,5241$75,000813$195,04665$94,031
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS47$149,17093$222,559477$190,56413$110,2310$0163$194,92026$90,231
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED214$180,276115$211,687101$179,3270$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED138$223,52966$199,13668$194,2941$113,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED66$188,77374$212,21641$188,6830$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$177,16026$207,50012$167,8330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS19$152,68410$211,10013$134,0770$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Horry County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,07869.8 years
William1,02772.0 years
John99672.4 years
Mary85877.3 years
Robert78570.8 years
Charles47771.4 years
George46172.9 years
Joseph41772.2 years
Richard33868.4 years
Thomas33271.1 years
Most common last names in Horry County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson56872.1 years
Smith43472.4 years
Todd33971.8 years
Bellamy28372.0 years
Brown28371.9 years
Graham27173.5 years
Martin26771.9 years
Lewis26573.5 years
Jones25073.4 years
Hardee23574.0 years
Businesses in Horry County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kmart3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Abercrombie Kids1Kroger4
Ace Hardware1La Quinta3
Advance Auto Parts8La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale4Lane Bryant3
Aerosoles1Lane Furniture8
American Eagle Outfitters3LensCrafters2
Ann Taylor4Levi Strauss & Co.2
Applebee's4Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's6Lowe's4
Ashley Furniture1Marriott6
AutoZone4Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets20
Banana Republic3Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's17
Baskin-Robbins6Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works4Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity2
Ben & Jerry's3New Balance1
Best Western4New York & Co2
Blockbuster5Nike30
Brooks Brothers3Nissan1
Brookstone1Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy2
Burger King8Olive Garden2
CVS17Outback4
Cache1Outback Steakhouse4
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun3
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza5
Chevrolet3Payless3
Chick-Fil-A9Penske2
Chico's3PetSmart1
Church's Chicken1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K6Pizza Hut8
Clarion1Plato's Closet1
Clarks2Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery4Quality3
Coldwater Creek2Quiznos2
Comfort Inn3RadioShack6
Comfort Suites2Red Lobster2
Costco1Red Robin1
Cracker Barrel3Red Roof Inn1
Curves3Rite Aid9
DHL3Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen4Rooms To Go1
Days Inn4Ruby Tuesday3
Decora Cabinetry1Rue212
Dennys4Ryan's Grill3
Domino's Pizza4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn4SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn4SONIC Drive-In6
Dunkin Donuts17Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge2Sears4
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Express1Sheraton2
Famous Footwear2Skechers USA2
FedEx40Sleep Inn3
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sprint Nextel5
Foot Locker2Starbucks10
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC7Suburban1
GameStop5Subway24
Gap3Super 86
Goodwill7T-Mobile16
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's3
H&R Block8T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's8Taco Bell5
Hilton8Talbots2
Holiday Inn5Target1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot3Toys"R"Us4
Honda1True Value1
Hot Topic1U-Haul30
Hyundai1UPS56
IHOP3Vans3
IZOD3Verizon Wireless2
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret4
JCPenney3Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House8
Johnny Rockets1Walgreens7
Jones New York8Walmart7
Journeys2Wendy's5
Justice3Wet Seal1
KFC6YMCA2
Kincaid2

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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"