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Population
30,106
3.11% growth
Median Age
41.1
Median Household Income
$37,023
1.39% growth
Poverty Rate
22.9%
Number of Employees
14,272
1.94% growth
Median Property Value
$173,600
1.17% growth

Economy

The economy of Myrtle Beach, SC employs 14,272 people. The economy of Myrtle Beach, SC is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.51; 1.97; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Myrtle Beach, SC are Accommodation & Food Service (4,037), Retail trade (1,894), and Construction (1,299), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,558), Finance & Insurance ($42,727), and Educational Services ($37,063).

Median household income in Myrtle Beach, SC is $37,023. Males in Myrtle Beach, SC have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,106. The income inequality of Myrtle Beach, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Myrtle Beach, SC. In Horry County, SC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 65-74, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,583. Jasper County, SC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in South Carolina.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Myrtle Beach, SC is from the county of Horry County, SC.

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Diversity

Myrtle Beach, SC is home to a population of 30,106 people, from which 89.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Myrtle Beach, SC is composed of 20,755 White residents (68.9%), 3,961 Black residents (13.2%), 3,913 Hispanic residents (13%), 493 Two+ residents (1.64%), and 486 Asian residents (1.61%). The most common foreign languages in Myrtle Beach, SC are Spanish (2,939 speakers), Portuguese (306 speakers), and Other Indo-European (221 speakers), but compared to other places, Myrtle Beach, SC has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (221 speakers), Portuguese (306 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (104 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Myrtle Beach, SC awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Myrtle Beach, SC is skewed towards females, with 29 male students and 58 female students. Most students in Myrtle Beach, SC are White (58 and 66.7%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 23%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 4.6%), and Unknown (2 and 2.3%). The largest universities in Myrtle Beach, SC by number of graduates are ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach (44 and 50.6%), Strand College of Hair Design (43 and 49.4%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Myrtle Beach, SC are System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (18 and 20.7%), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (14 and 16.1%), and General Drafting & Design Technology (11 and 12.6%). The median tuition costs in Myrtle Beach, SC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Myrtle Beach, SC is $173,600, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $171,600 to $173,600, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Myrtle Beach, SC is 50.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Myrtle Beach, SC have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Myrtle Beach, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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