Horry County, South Carolina Population 2018

Horry County, South Carolina's estimated population is 333,268 with a growth rate of 3.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Horry County, South Carolina is the 4th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017310,186-23,082-6.93%
2017333,26811,8283.68%
2016321,44012,2353.96%
2015309,20511,2423.77%
2014297,9638,9083.08%
2013289,0557,4882.66%
2012281,5675,8722.13%
2011275,6955,2571.94%
2010270,438126,38587.74%
1990144,05342,63442.04%
1980101,41931,42744.90%
197069,9921,7452.56%
196068,2478,42714.09%
195059,8207,86915.15%
194051,95112,57531.94%
193039,3767,29922.75%
192032,0775,08218.83%
191026,9953,63115.54%
190023,3644,10821.33%
189019,2563,68223.64%
188015,5744,85345.27%
187010,7212,75934.65%
18607,9623164.13%
18507,6461,89132.86%
18405,7555109.72%
18305,2452204.38%
18205,02567615.54%
18104,3490.00%

Horry County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White250,756
Black or African American42,576
Some Other Race6,619
Two or More Races4,730
Asian3,802
American Indian and Alaska Native1,399
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander304

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Horry County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Horry County, South Carolina Median Age

44.4


Total

42.8


Male

45.8


Female

Horry County, South Carolina Adults

There are 251,224 adults, (66,092 of whom are seniors) in Horry County, South Carolina.

Horry County, South Carolina Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Horry County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

159,935

51.56%

Male

150,251

48.44%

Horry County, South Carolina Households and Families

Horry County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Horry County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All69.9%30.1%
Non Family61.5%38.5%
Male53.6%46.4%
Female49.5%50.5%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Horry County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All125,1682.4569.9
Married61,4142.8882.3
Non Family43,3461.3461.5
Female15,0473.5849.5
Male5,3613.3853.6

2.95

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Horry County, South Carolina Households

Horry County, South Carolina Education

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,4183.28%
9th to 12th Grade16,8587.44%
High School Graduate74,23732.78%
Some College53,54423.64%
Associates Degree22,3959.89%
Bachelors Degree34,24615.12%
Graduate Degree17,7877.85%

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White184,888170,07046,072
Black25,90921,3753,427
Hispanic10,1406,4081,036
Other Race3,5422,312380
Asian2,8312,1391,053
Multiple Races1,6321,378270
Native American882671169
Islander1571577

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 37.20%.

Horry County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,980$31,003$25,293
Less Than High School$19,265$21,370$15,734
High School Grad$23,252$26,942$19,636
Some College$27,415$30,928$25,031
Bachelors Degree$39,113$43,926$35,657
Graduate Degree$51,256$56,694$48,239

$27,980

Average Earnings

$31,003

Average Male

$25,293

Average Female

Horry County, South Carolina Language

Horry County, South Carolina Language by Age

Horry County, South Carolina Language

92.52% of Horry County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.48% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White236,36129,20112.35%
Black41,45514,36934.66%
Hispanic18,3066,28634.34%
Other6,5942,83242.95%
Multiple4,6461,23326.54%
Asian3,77762316.49%
Native1,38521415.45%
Islander30412340.46%

16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

18.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Horry County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is Other, with 42.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is White, with 12.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.17%.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.51%
High School14.36%
Some College10.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.31%
Male Unemployed29.62%
Female Employed11.07%
Male Employed8.46%

Horry County, South Carolina Income

Horry County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,475$61,125
Families$55,395$70,529
Married Families$64,142$80,806
Non Families$30,190$41,159

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Horry County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by War

27,810

Number of Veterans

25,947

Male Veterans

1,863

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam12,750
First Gulf War4,322
Korea3,003
Second Gulf War2,725
World War II844

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 749,819
75+6,710
55 to 645,111
35 to 544,596
18 to 341,574

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,88711.87%
Black2,4667.94%
Hispanic5884.88%
2 or More1808.76%
Indian12912.61%
Asian762.46%
Other721.77%

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Employment Status

Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Age

57.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Race

Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Horry County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Myrtle Beach2710132240513918.96%
Conway1729522761546631.60%
North Myrtle Beach1381016032222216.09%
Surfside Beach3837439155414.44%
Loris2396265125510.64%
Aynor56076320336.25%
Briarcliffe Acres4575519420.57%
Atlantic Beach3344026820.36%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990