Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC

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2022 Population
169,240
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.2
N/A 1-year N/A
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
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2022 Median Household Income
$58,677
2022 Median Property Value
$229,200

About

In 2022, Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC had a population of 169k people with a median age of 48.2 and a median household income of $58,677.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.71%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.11%).

8.45% of the households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are Coastal Carolina University (2,195 degrees awarded in 2022) and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,602 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was $229,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC is home to a population of 169k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.01% of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

In 2022, there were 7.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are Spanish (8,918 households), Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages (619 households), and Portuguese (537 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
75,505
Women
51.4%
71,388
Men
48.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 146,893 inhabitants, with 48.6% men, and 51.4% women.

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Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    131k ± 3.05k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 1.29k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.59k ± 1.01k
7.21%
Hispanic Population
12.2k people

In 2022, there were 7.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (131k people) in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.59k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.21% of the people in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are hispanic (12.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,300 ± 1,168 people
  2. Guatemala
    556 ± 578 people
  3. Brazil
    493 ± 544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,300 Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC residents, followed by Guatemala with 556 and Brazil with 493.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.9k people

As of 2022, 7.01% of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC residents (11.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,918 households (5.5%)
  2. Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages
    619 households (0.382%)
  3. Portuguese
    537 households (0.331%)

8.45% of the households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was Spanish. 5.5% of the households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,726 ± 693
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,869 ± 355
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,658 ± 424

Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC employs N/A people. The largest industries in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (7,447 people), Construction (3,832 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($139,625), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($137,870), and Air transportation ($125,734).

Males in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,717. The income inequality in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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Women
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N/A%

The workforce of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC in 2020 was N/A people, with N/A% woman, and N/A% men.

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Occupations

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, are Cashiers (2,453 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,788 people), and Retail salespersons (1,710 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,447 people), Construction (3,832 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,300
Median earning men ± $1,947
$30,877
Median earning women ± $1,592

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($159,583), Wholesale Trade ($58,864), and Public Administration ($58,038).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,005), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,714), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,070).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC awarded 3,797 degrees. The student population of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,420 male students and 11,054 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are White (2,695 and 71.9%), followed by Black or African American (563 and 15%), Hispanic or Latino (220 and 5.87%), and Two or More Races (136 and 3.63%).

The largest universities in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina University (2,195 and 57.8%) and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,602 and 42.2%).

The most popular majors in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (398 and 10.5%), General Business Administration & Management (269 and 7.08%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (154 and 4.06%).

The median tuition cost in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC for a public four year colleges is $11,460 for in-state students and $28,310 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 18,474 (40.2% men and 59.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 18,474 students enrolled in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, 40.2% men and 59.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,323 records, of which 59% were women and 41% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 154 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,195 degrees awarded
  2. 1,602 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina University with 2,195 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,549 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC, which is 0.689 times less than the 2,248 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,695 degrees mean that there were 4.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 563 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,460) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($268) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,560) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.818% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.377% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (39.8k), Some college (29.8k), and Bachelors Degree (19.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was $229,200 in 2022, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2022 the median property value increased from N/A to $229,200, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC is $58,677. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was York County (North & East)--Fort Mill Town PUMA, SC with a value of $111,579, followed by Charleston (Northeast) County--Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC and Greenville (South & East)--Outside Greenville & Greer (South) Cities PUMA, SC, with respective values of $110,978 and $94,075.

Property

$229,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,138
$49,635
Median Property Taxes
±$1,929

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
71.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was York County (North & East)--Fort Mill Town PUMA, SC with a value of $111,579, followed by Charleston (Northeast) County--Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC and Greenville (South & East)--Outside Greenville & Greer (South) Cities PUMA, SC, with respective values of $110,978 and $94,075.

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Household Income

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$58,677
Median Household Income
± $2,287
66.7k
Number of Households
± 2,363

In 2022, the median household income of the 66.7k households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was $58,677.

The following chart displays the households in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.465
2022 Wage GINI in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC
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N/A Wage GINI in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC

In 2022, the income inequality in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 53.5% decline from N/A to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.48%)
  3. Carpooled (7.71%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.48%) and those who carpooled to work (7.71%).

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC (20.4k out of 164k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Health

85% of the population of Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 19.8% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.5% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.8% were men and 53.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

15%
Uninsured
30.1%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
19.8%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Horry (Central and South) County--Myrtle Beach City PUMA, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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