Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2021

9,137
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Murrells Inlet is a city located in Georgetown County South Carolina. Murrells Inlet has a 2020 population of 9,137. Murrells Inlet is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 21.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,547 in 2010. Murrells Inlet reached it's highest population of in .

The average household income in Murrells Inlet is $80,535 with a poverty rate of 12.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,130 per month, and the median house value is $264,000. The median age in Murrells Inlet is 56.9 years, 55 years for males, and 58.3 years for females.

Murrells Inlet Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murrells Inletwas:

  • White: 83.97%
  • Black or African American: 13.32%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Two or more races: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is 9,137 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,137.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,547.

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,67283.97%
Black or African American1,21713.32%
Asian1501.64%
Some Other Race570.62%
Two or More Races410.45%
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Murrells Inlet Population by Race

Murrells Inlet Population Pyramid $2021

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Murrells Inlet Median Age

56.9


Total

55


Male

58.3


Female

Murrells Inlet Adults

There are 8,004 adults, (3,013 of whom are seniors) in Murrells Inlet.

Murrells Inlet Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Murrells Inlet Sex Ratio

Female

4,688

51.31%

Male

4,449

48.69%

Murrells Inlet Population by Age

Murrells Inlet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murrells Inlet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male61.3%38.7%
Non Family69.7%30.3%
Female78.3%21.7%
All80.5%19.5%
Married88.5%11.5%

80.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murrells Inlet Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1292.2180.5
Married2,1832.4688.5
Non Family1,3561.1769.7
Female4843.9478.3
Male1062.5261.3

2.67

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Murrells Inlet Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1351.77%
9th to 12th Grade5096.69%
High School Graduate1,96125.77%
Some College1,77123.27%
Associates Degree87411.48%
Bachelors Degree1,57720.72%
Graduate Degree78310.29%
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Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,5175,9862,122
Black837762127
Hispanic1278957
Asian787832
Other Race575740
2+ Races414112

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 70.18%.

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,128$35,365$24,260
Less Than 9th Grade$28,523$30,375$
High School Graduate$20,616$23,840$15,846
Some College$24,303$34,205$24,105
Bachelors Degree$43,285$48,289$30,824
Graduate Degree$$$53,333

$26,128

Average Earnings

$35,365

Average Male

$24,260

Average Female

Murrells Inlet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murrells Inlet Language by Age

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Murrells Inlet Language

96.24% of Murrells Inlet residents speak only English, while 3.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Murrells Inlet Language

Murrells Inlet Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,54076710.17%
Black1,21732927.03%
Asian1504832.00%
Hispanic176179.66%
Other571729.82%

12.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.18%

Male Poverty Rate

11.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murrells Inlet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is Asian, with 32.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is Hispanic, with 9.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.78%.

Murrells Inlet Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School13.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.29%
Some College7.23%
Less Than 9th Grade5.43%

Murrells Inlet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.68%
Male Unemployed45.65%
Male Employed9.71%
Female Employed8.58%

Murrells Inlet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murrells Inlet Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,429$80,535
Families$76,028$99,870
Married Families$86,458-
Non Families$25,757$40,267
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Income by Household Type

Murrells Inlet Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Murrells Inlet Married by Age and Sex

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Murrells Inlet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Murrells Inlet Marital Status by Race

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Murrells Inlet Marital Status

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855

Number of Veterans

808

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam439
Korea66
Second Gulf War37
First Gulf War18
World War II13

Murrells Inlet Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74351
75+248
55 to 64214
35 to 5442
18 to 34

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White81111.83%
Black444.75%

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Race

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Education

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4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Murrells Inlet Employment by Age

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Murrells Inlet Employment by Race

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Murrells Inlet Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.00%

Born in Murrells Inlet

97.20%

Native Born

2.80%

Foreign Born

1.20%

Non Citizen

1.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.20% of Murrells Inlet residents were born in the United States, with 39.00% having been born in South Carolina. 1.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Murrells Inlet Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,1370.00%
20209,1370.00%
20199,137-259-2.76%
20189,3966447.36%
20178,752-409-4.46%
20169,1613383.83%
20158,8237969.92%
20148,02780.10%
20138,0193784.95%
20127,641-68-0.88%
20117,7091622.15%
20107,5470.00%

Murrells Inlet Population by Year