Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC

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2019 Population
175,357
3.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
47.9
1.05% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
13.8%
7.11% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$51,687
5.07% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$198,400
5.48% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
75,636
4.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC had a population of 175k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $51,687. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC grew from 169,301 to 175,357, a 3.58% increase and its median household income grew from $49,195 to $51,687, a 5.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.18%), Other (Hispanic) (2.13%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%). 9.77% of the households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.9% of the residents in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are Strand College of Hair Design (34 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was $198,400, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%. Most people in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was 2 cars per household.

Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC borders Brunswick County PUMA, NC, Georgetown, Marion & Dillon Counties PUMA, SC, and Conway City & Red Hill PUMA, SC.

Diversity

Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is home to a population of 175k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 22.2% of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC residents were born outside of the country (39k people).

In 2019, there were 9.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are Spanish (9,969 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (793 speakers), and Vietnamese (616 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 1.71k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.2k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.08k ± 1.1k
7.9%
Hispanic Population
13.8k people

In 2019, there were 9.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.08k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.9% of the people in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are hispanic (13.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    9,969 speakers (5.97%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    793 speakers (0.475%)
  3. Vietnamese
    616 speakers (0.369%)

9.77% of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was Spanish. 5.97% of the overall population of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are native Spanish speakers. 0.475% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.369% speak Vietnamese, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
39k people
8.27%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14k people

As of 2019, 22.2% of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC residents (39k 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, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was 8.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,116 ± 1,358 people
  2. Guatemala
    985 ± 768 people
  3. Honduras
    933 ± 748 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was Mexico, the natal country of 3,116 Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC residents, followed by Guatemala with 985 and Honduras with 933.

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Citizenship

94.9%
2019 Citizenship
95.2%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.9% of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,913 ± 521
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,247 ± 396
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,667 ± 331

Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 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, 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 (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is $51,687. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $91,143, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $78,388 and $72,946.

Males in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,026. The income inequality in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC employs 75.6k people. The largest industries in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are Restaurants & Food Services (11,074 people), Construction (5,786 people), and Traveler accommodation (4,311 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($132,222), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($115,795), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses ($115,326).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,687
2019 value
± $1,004
5.07%
1 Year Growth
± 2.83%

Households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have a median annual income of $51,687, 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 $49,195 in 2018, which represents a 5.07% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$56,029
Average Male Salary in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC
± $9,057
$43,026
Average Female Salary in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC
± $5,986

In 2019, full-time male employees in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC
  1. White
    $44,338 ± $5,444
  2. Asian
    $43,595 ± $22,313
  3. American Indian
    $43,505 ± $37,869

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC.

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Wage Distribution

0.476
2019 Wage GINI in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC
0.472
2018 Wage GINI in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC

In 2019, the income inequality in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.843% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC with a value of $91,143, followed by Charleston City PUMA, SC and York County (West & Outside Rock Hill City) PUMA, SC, with respective values of $78,388 and $72,946.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC (24k out of 174k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    15,407 ± 949
  2. Hispanic
    4,984 ± 551
  3. Black
    4,710 ± 699

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

75.6k
2019 Value
4.43%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 72.4k employees to 75.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, are Waiters & waitresses (3,214 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,880 people), and Retail salespersons (2,734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Waiters & waitresses (3,214 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,880 people), and Retail salespersons (2,734 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks (6.61 times higher than expected), Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers (5.62 times), and Other entertainment attendants and related workers (4.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($196,773), Physicians ($165,021), and Chief executives & legislators ($150,962).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

75.6k
2019 Value
4.43%
1 Year growth
± 4.43%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 72.4k employees to 75.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, are Restaurants & Food Services (11,074 people), Construction (5,786 people), and Traveler accommodation (4,311 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, though some of these residents may live in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC 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, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (11,074 people), Construction (5,786 people), and Traveler accommodation (4,311 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC has an unusually high number of Bowling centers (11.1 times higher than expected), Traveler accommodation (5.51 times), and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses (4.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, by average salary, are Computer Systems Design ($132,222), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($115,795), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses ($115,326).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29B
  2. $25.7B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Machinery with $29B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($25.7B) and Plastics/rubber ($22.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$252B
2018 Value in South Carolina
$524B
Projected 2045 Value in South Carolina
108% growth

In 2018, total outbound South Carolina trade was $252B. This is expected to increase 108% to $524B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $29.3B
  2. $19.1B
  3. $9.21B

In 2018, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $29.3B, followed by Georgia with $19.1B and Louisiana and $9.21B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (40.7%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.34%). The most partisan county was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for South Carolina
54.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in South Carolina
  1. 76.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in South Carolina was Allendale County, SC with 76.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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

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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 3, 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.

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

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 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 have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC awarded 34 degrees. The student population of Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 64 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are White (23 and 67.6%), followed by Black or African American (7 and 20.6%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 8.82%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC by number of degrees awarded are Strand College of Hair Design (34 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC are General Cosmetology (17 and 50%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (17 and 50%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (0 and 0%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 0 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
34 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Strand College of Hair Design with 34 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0
Degrees Awarded to Men
34
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC, which is 0 times less than the 34 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    23 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Horry County (Southeast)--Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was White students. These 23 degrees mean that there were 3.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC was $198,400 in 2019, which is 0.825 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $188,100 to $198,400, a 5.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$198,400
2019 Median
± $4,654
$188,100
2018 Median
± $3,438

In 2019, the median property value in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC grew to to $198,400 from the previous year's value of $188,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC 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, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$51,687
Median Household Income
± $1,004
73.2k
Number of Households
± 1,870

In 2019, the median household income of the 73.2k households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC grew to $51,687 from the previous year's value of $49,195.

The following chart displays the households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
2019 Homeownership
67.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68.4% of the housing units in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.32%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.72%)

In 2019, 82.1% of workers in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.32%) and those who worked at home (5.72%).

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, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

85.4% of the population of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 18.9% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 2.42% 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).

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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.4%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,494 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South 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

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$7,311
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in South Carolina
$4,235
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,491
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,298
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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.

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

14.6%
Uninsured
31.6%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
18.9%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC declined by 3.13% from 15.1% to 14.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach Cities & Socastee (East) PUMA, SC 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. 23.4% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 21.4% prevalence

Williamsburg County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 23.4%.

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

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