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Horry County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 333,268 (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: 294 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Horry County: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Horry County, SC (2017)
    • 245,230124.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 42,64621.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 19,86910.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,3032.2%Two or more races
    • 3,9822.0%Asian alone
    • 1,1890.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,0820.6%Some other race alone
    • 6310.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 159,842  (48.0%)
Females: 173,426  (52.0%)
Average household size:
Horry County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,680 ($36,470 in 1999)
This county:

$45,680
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $774 (lower quartile is $609, upper quartile is $1,024)
This county:

$774
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $176,400 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Horry:

$176,400
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,700 - $263,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $246,989
Here:

$246,989
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,847
Here:

$171,847
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $237,045
Here:

$237,045
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,006
Here:

$154,006
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $169,076
Here:

$169,076
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $60,066
Here:

$60,066
State:

$70,687

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,169
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

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
Horry County, SC map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 2122 buildings, average cost: $92,100
  • 1998: 2090 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 1999: 2149 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2000: 1907 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2001: 2030 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2002: 2432 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2003: 3363 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 4253 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2005: 6471 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2006: 6484 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 3578 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2016: 3829 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2017: 4656 buildings, average cost: $165,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Horry, SC residents
Average permit cost in Horry, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $693 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $570 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Horry, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Horry, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Horry, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
Horry County:

16.8%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 38.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.9% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.8 years old
(Males: 44.5 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.9 years old, Black residents: 35.1 years old, American Indian residents: 60.7 years old, Asian residents: 42.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 29.1 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

2018 air pollution in Horry County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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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:

4.3%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Horry, SC
County total employment by year in Horry, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Horry, SC

Current college students: 8,531
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,068 (45.9% naturalized citizens)

Horry County:

6.3%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,7392010 or later
  • 7,3542000 to 2009
  • 3,6081990 to 1999
  • 1,4531980 to 1989
  • 8191970 to 1979
  • 1,654Before 1970

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: 96,746
  • One, attached: 6,150
  • Two: 2,085
  • 3 or 4: 7,305
  • 5 to 9: 12,716
  • 10 to 19: 15,380
  • 20 to 49: 14,740
  • 50 or more: 20,510
  • Mobile homes: 29,948
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 62

Housing units in Horry County with a mortgage: 46,865 (796 second mortgage, 3,645 home equity loan, 128 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 43,993

Here:

51.7% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Horry County

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-
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 Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Highway 31 Fire, Incident Period: April 23, 2009 to December 31, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 2816, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Charley, Incident Period: August 14, 2004 to August 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1543: September 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1543, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Horry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 113,765 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 12,729 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,012 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 989 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 402 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,483 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 8,554 (6.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Brazil (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Horry County


  • American (22%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $50,573.

9.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

1.63% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($7,323 average AGI)
7.71% relocated from other states ($49,078 average AGI)
Horry County:

7.71%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Florence County, SC  0.12% ($44,240)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.12% ($56,379)
from Richland County, SC  0.12% ($48,326)
from Charleston County, SC  0.10% ($45,917)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

1.60% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($8,982 average AGI)
4.42% relocated to other states ($29,854 average AGI)
Horry County:

4.42%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Brunswick County, NC  0.13% ($99,755)
to Richland County, SC  0.12% ($30,379)
to Columbus County, NC  0.11% ($20,535)
to Greenville County, SC  0.10% ($50,824)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Horry County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Horry County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Horry County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Horry County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,174)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,967)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,978)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,724)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,262)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,174)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,047)
  • 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: 11,623
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 301
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,304

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,252
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 965
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 150

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

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: 333,268
  • In family households: 267,378 (46,182 male householders, 38,598 female householders)
    64,014 spouses, 88,041 children (81,087 natural, 2,263 adopted, 4,691 stepchildren), 8,010 grandchildren, 3,620 brothers or sisters, 5,043 parents, 6,217 other relatives, 7,653 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 61,340 (17,358 male householders (13,928 living alone)), 26,361 female householders (21,861 living alone)), 17,621 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,550

Size of family households: 49,226 2-persons, 18,003 3-persons, 10,805 4-persons, 4,373 5-persons, 1,973 6-persons, 400 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 35,789 1-person, 6,915 2-persons, 734 3-persons, 201 4-persons, 80 6-persons.

30,367 married couples with children.
22,860 single-parent households (6,026 men, 16,834 women).

92.7% of residents of Horry speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,078,218,000 ($4,955 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:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Horry County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Horry County, South Carolina
  • 10,5752014 or later
  • 8,5882010 to 2013
  • 51,2622000 to 2009
  • 43,0481990 to 1999
  • 53,7181980 to 1989
  • 21,8191970 to 1979
  • 8,6631960 to 1969
  • 6,0901950 to 1959
  • 1,1781940 to 1949
  • 7011939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Horry County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Horry County, South Carolina
  • 1451 room
  • 1842 rooms
  • 2,4383 rooms
  • 10,8664 rooms
  • 26,0815 rooms
  • 20,9626 rooms
  • 14,2137 rooms
  • 7,6218 rooms
  • 8,3489+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
  • 2,5681 room
  • 1,0712 rooms
  • 4,0763 rooms
  • 11,7514 rooms
  • 9,1265 rooms
  • 5,2746 rooms
  • 2,0237 rooms
  • 1,1428 rooms
  • 6109+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Horry County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Horry County, South Carolina
  • 145no bedroom
  • 1,2411 bedroom
  • 16,3822 bedrooms
  • 56,7313 bedrooms
  • 13,5424 bedrooms
  • 2,8175+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Horry County, South Carolina
  • 2,568no bedroom
  • 3,4181 bedroom
  • 14,9282 bedrooms
  • 13,4413 bedrooms
  • 2,8244 bedrooms
  • 4625+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,175no vehicle
  • 29,0811 vehicle
  • 43,0332 vehicles
  • 12,7383 vehicles
  • 3,0484 vehicles
  • 7835+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Horry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,907no vehicle
  • 18,3291 vehicle
  • 11,7112 vehicles
  • 2,2473 vehicles
  • 2524 vehicles
  • 1955+ vehicles

87.1% of Horry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 22% lived in South Carolina.

Horry County:

87.1%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 121,698
  • Other state: 187,016
  • Northeast: 85,341
  • Midwest: 22,009
  • South: 72,981
  • West: 6,685
Year householders moved into unit in Horry County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Horry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 92.0%Electricity
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 95.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 905
Here:

3.3%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 687
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 878
Here:

6.3%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Horry County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $24,102,000
    Regular Highways: $13,914,000
    Other: $9,301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $32,455,000
    Regular Highways: $18,673,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $32,182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,960,000
    Police Protection: $23,112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,054,000
    Health - Other: $14,649,000
    Regular Highways: $14,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,431,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,653,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Libraries: $4,440,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,200,000
    Financial Administration: $2,878,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,197,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,752,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,265,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,602,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,286,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $57,926,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,613,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,084,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,410,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,313,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $6,240,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,933,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,526,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,613,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $243,106,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,340,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,942,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,217,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,077,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,081,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,978,000

Horry County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $24,102,000
    Regular Highways: $13,914,000
    Other: $9,301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $32,455,000
    Regular Highways: $18,673,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $32,182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,960,000
    Police Protection: $23,112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,054,000
    Health - Other: $14,649,000
    Regular Highways: $14,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,431,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,653,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Libraries: $4,440,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,200,000
    Financial Administration: $2,878,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,197,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,752,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,265,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,602,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,286,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $57,926,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,613,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,084,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,410,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,313,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $6,240,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,933,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,526,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,613,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $243,106,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,340,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,942,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,217,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,077,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,081,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,978,000

Horry County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $24,102,000
    Regular Highways: $13,914,000
    Other: $9,301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $32,455,000
    Regular Highways: $18,673,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $32,182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,960,000
    Police Protection: $23,112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,054,000
    Health - Other: $14,649,000
    Regular Highways: $14,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,431,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,653,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Libraries: $4,440,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,200,000
    Financial Administration: $2,878,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,197,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,752,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,265,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,602,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,286,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $57,926,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,613,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,084,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,410,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,313,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $6,240,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,933,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,526,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,613,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $243,106,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,340,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,942,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,217,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,077,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,081,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,978,000

Horry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $24,102,000
    Regular Highways: $13,914,000
    Other: $9,301,000
    Parks and Recreation: $115,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $32,455,000
    Regular Highways: $18,673,000
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $32,182,000
    Correctional Institutions: $23,960,000
    Police Protection: $23,112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,054,000
    Health - Other: $14,649,000
    Regular Highways: $14,135,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,431,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,653,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,351,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Libraries: $4,440,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,200,000
    Financial Administration: $2,878,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,197,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,752,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,265,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $43,602,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,675,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $390,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,960,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,286,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $57,926,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,613,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,084,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,410,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,313,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $6,240,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,933,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,672,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $103,526,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,613,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $243,106,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,340,000
  • Tax - Property: $136,557,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,942,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $10,217,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,077,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,549,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,081,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,978,000

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
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 in Horry, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Horry, SC - 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

Horry County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #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"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #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+)"