Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
496,901
3.33% 1-year growth
2019 Median Age
49.7
2.05% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
14.1%
8.34% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$56,977
10.5% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$212,100
8.94% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
217,445
5.82% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC had a population of 497k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $56,977. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew from 480,891 to 496,901, a 3.33% increase and its median household income grew from $51,580 to $56,977, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.35%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%). 0% of the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.3% of the residents in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Coastal Carolina University (2,239 degrees awarded in 2019), Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,514 degrees), and Brunswick Community College (422 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was $212,100, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%. Most people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 2 cars per household.

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC borders Georgetown, SC, Lumberton, NC, and Wilmington, NC.

Diversity

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is home to a population of 497k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2019, 13.2% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents were born outside of the country (65.4k people).

In 2018, there were 6.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (379k people) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    379k ± 487
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    60.1k ± 1.73k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    20.9k ± 2.17k
5.74%
Hispanic Population
27.6k people

In 2018, there were 6.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (379k people) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.74% of the people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are hispanic (27.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
65.4k people
5.13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
24.7k people

As of 2019, 13.2% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents (65.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 5.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 49.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    281,764 ± 17,449 people
  2. India
    93,735 ± 9,921 people
  3. Honduras
    65,412 ± 8,725 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina and North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 281,764 South Carolina and North Carolina residents, followed by India with 93,735 and Honduras with 65,412.

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Citizenship

96.3%
2019 Citizenship
97.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.3% of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19,512 ± 1,758
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,899 ± 1,517
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,574 ± 1,384

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina and North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Carolina and North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Economy

Median household income in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is $56,977. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was Union County, NC with a value of $85,985, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $84,215 and $74,299.

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,965. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,401. The income inequality in North Carolina is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC employs 217k people. The largest industries in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Retail Trade (33,598 people), Accommodation & Food Services (33,585 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24,026 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,489), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,497), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,074).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,977
2019 value
± $2,277
10.5%
1 Year Growth
± 4.44%

Households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have a median annual income of $56,977, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,580 in 2018, which represents a 10.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for South Carolina and North Carolina.
$62,069
Average Male Salary in South Carolina
± $1,506
$44,965
Average Female Salary in South Carolina
± $1,052
$64,597
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,174
$48,401
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $831

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.38 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $65,628 ± $4,429
  2. White
    $54,443 ± $852
  3. Two or More Races
    $37,867 ± $3,715
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Carolina
  1. Asian
    $65,179 ± $9,434
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $59,283 ± $12,739
  3. White
    $52,982 ± $1,123

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is from South Carolina and North Carolina.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.12% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 and income inequality had a 0.426% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina and North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was Union County, NC with a value of $85,985, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $84,215 and $74,299.

The following map shows all of the counties in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC (64.4k out of 457k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    41,276 ± 1,595
  2. Black
    16,537 ± 1,131
  3. Hispanic
    8,362 ± 674

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

217k
2019 Value
± 8,810
5.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew at a rate of 5.82%, from 205k employees to 217k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (32,792 people), Management Occupations (23,552 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (21,478 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (32,792 people), Management Occupations (23,552 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (21,478 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.62 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,690), Management Occupations ($57,807), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,741).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

217k
2019 Value
± 8,810
5.82%
1 Year growth
± 5.5%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew at a rate of 5.82%, from 205k employees to 217k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, are Retail Trade (33,598 people), Accommodation & Food Services (33,585 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24,026 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, though some of these residents may live in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (33,598 people), Accommodation & Food Services (33,585 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (24,026 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.05 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.79 times), and Utilities (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,489), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,497), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,074).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and South Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $65.8B
  2. $65.7B
  3. $46.7B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina and South Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.8B, followed by Machinery ($65.7B) and Pharmaceuticals ($46.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina and North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth
$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina and South Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina and South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $47.3B
  2. $28.4B
  3. $24.7B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina and South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $47.3B, followed by Virginia with $28.4B and Texas and $24.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina and South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 51.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.62%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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

South Carolina and North Carolina is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of South Carolina and North Carolina.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for North Carolina
51.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina and North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina and North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in South Carolina and North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from South Carolina and North 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 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.
Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott, Richard Burr, and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing South Carolina and North Carolina.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina and North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina and North Carolina

South Carolina and North Carolina is currently represented by 20 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina and North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC awarded 4,560 degrees. The student population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is skewed towards women, with 7,758 male students and 11,680 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are White (3,218 and 71.6%), followed by Black or African American (835 and 18.6%), Hispanic or Latino (189 and 4.21%), and Two or More Races (152 and 3.38%).

The largest universities in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC by number of degrees awarded are Coastal Carolina University (2,239 and 49.1%), Horry-Georgetown Technical College (1,514 and 33.2%), and Brunswick Community College (422 and 9.25%).

The most popular majors in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (632 and 13.9%), General Business Administration & Management (248 and 5.44%), and Registered Nursing (201 and 4.41%).

The median tuition cost in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC for a public four year colleges is $11,460 for in-state students and $27,214 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 162 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 140 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 164 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was General Business Administration & Management with 162 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,239 degrees awarded
  2. 1,514 degrees awarded
  3. 422 degrees awarded
$11,460
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coastal Carolina University with 2,239 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,769
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,791
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,769 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC, which is 0.634 times less than the 2,791 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,218 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    835 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    189 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was White students. These 3,218 degrees mean that there were 3.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 835 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC was $212,100 in 2019, which is 0.882 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $194,700 to $212,100, a 8.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$212,100
2019 Median
± $5,585
$194,700
2018 Median
± $6,969

In 2019, the median property value in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew to to $212,100 from the previous year's value of $194,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$56,977
Median Household Income
± $2,277
199k
Number of Households
± 7,504

In 2019, the median household income of the 199k households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew to $56,977 from the previous year's value of $51,580.

The following chart displays the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
2019 Homeownership
76.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.8% of the housing units in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.76% of the workforce in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.95%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.53%)

In 2019, 79.6% of workers in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.95%) and those who worked at home (7.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

86.7% of the population of Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 20.5% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1494 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1767 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1718 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina and North Carolina.
1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina
1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,494 patients per year. This represents a 0.267% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% decrease from the previous year (1,412 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina and North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for South Carolina and North Carolina.
$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.3%
Uninsured
32.6%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
20.5%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC grew by 3.41% from 12.9% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.4% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina and North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina and North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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