Horry County, South Carolina Population 2018

Horry County, South Carolina's estimated population is 333,268 with a growth rate of 10.93% 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
2017333,26832,85010.93%
2016300,418-21,022-6.54%
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
White243,113
Black or African American41,298
Some Other Race5,909
Two or More Races5,057
Asian3,442
American Indian and Alaska Native1,393
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander206

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Horry County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Horry County, South Carolina Median Age

43.8


Total

42.4


Male

45.1


Female

Horry County, South Carolina Adults

There are 242,738 adults, (61,586 of which are seniors) in Horry County, South Carolina.

Horry County, South Carolina Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Horry County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

154,794

51.53%

Male

145,624

48.47%

Horry County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Horry County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male54.3%45.7%
Female48.3%51.7%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Horry County, South Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All122,1252.4369.1
Married59,0192.8981.9
Non Family43,4161.3360.5
Female14,5453.5448.3
Male5,1453.4254.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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 Grade7,7993.58%
9th to 12th Grade17,1567.88%
High School Graduate69,26131.81%
Some College53,14624.41%
Associates Degree21,1569.72%
Bachelors Degree33,01415.16%
Graduate Degree16,2167.45%

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White177,903162,64343,647
Black24,87920,3303,311
Hispanic9,7805,8071,030
Other Race3,0602,020447
Asian2,5441,944919
Multiple Races1,6961,361221
Native American828609135
Islander1091097

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 36.12%.

Horry County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,023$30,730$24,533
Less Than High School$18,190$20,453$14,883
High School Grad$22,516$26,926$18,932
Some College$26,573$30,738$23,911
Bachelors Degree$38,440$43,300$35,497
Graduate Degree$50,492$54,253$47,182

$27,023

Average Earnings

$30,730

Average Male

$24,533

Average Female

Horry County, South Carolina Language

Horry County, South Carolina Language by Age

Horry County, South Carolina Language

92.44% of Horry County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.56% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.70% of the population.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White229,26029,68112.95%
Black40,25614,22735.34%
Hispanic17,6646,22035.21%
Other5,8912,76346.90%
Multiple4,9561,43628.97%
Asian3,41958517.11%
Native1,38027720.07%
Islander20611254.37%

17.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.24%

Male Poverty Rate

18.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Horry County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is Islander, with 54.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is White, with 12.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.76%.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.81%
High School14.34%
Some College11.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.54%
Male Unemployed31.57%
Female Employed11.81%
Male Employed8.75%

Horry County, South Carolina Income

Horry County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,746$58,865
Families$53,771$68,420
Married Families$62,877$78,271
Non Families$28,742$39,304

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

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

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by War

27,341

Number of Veterans

25,435

Male Veterans

1,906

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam12,153
First Gulf War4,017
Korea2,921
Second Gulf War2,429
World War II968

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 749,244
75+6,421
55 to 645,347
35 to 544,864
18 to 341,465

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,57912.12%
Black2,3657.88%
Hispanic5935.08%
2 or More1647.95%
Other902.54%
Indian828.24%
Asian612.14%

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Employment Status

Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Age

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

8%

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