Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2024

11,302

Murrells Inlet is a city located in Georgetown County and Horry County South Carolina. Murrells Inlet has a 2024 population of 11,302. Murrells Inlet is currently growing at a rate of 4.66% annually and its population has increased by 21.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,292 in 2020.

The average household income in Murrells Inlet is $109,643 with a poverty rate of 8.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Murrells Inlet is 60.2 years, 59.2 years for males, and 62 years for females.

Murrells Inlet Demographics

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

  • White: 88.05%
  • Black or African American: 4.51%
  • Two or more races: 4.34%
  • Other race: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,545.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
21.63% (2,010)
The current population of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is 11,302 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,292.

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,06788.05%
Black or African American4644.51%
Two or more races4474.34%
Other race1731.68%
Asian1461.42%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Murrells Inlet Population by Race

Murrells Inlet Population Pyramid 2024

Murrells Inlet Median Age

60.2

Total

59.2

Male

62

Female

Murrells Inlet Adults

There are 9,235 adults, (3,831 of whom are seniors) in Murrells Inlet.

Murrells Inlet Age Dependency

90.5

Age Dependency Ratio

70.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Murrells Inlet Sex Ratio

Female5,00648.62%
Male5,29151.38%

Murrells Inlet Population by Age

Murrells Inlet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5762.2585.214.8
Married2,5922.5189.310.7
Non Family1,3851.2377.522.5
Female5253.5683.416.6
Male742.841000

2.64

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

85.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Murrells Inlet Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade210.24%
9th to 12th Grade4545.2%
High School Graduate1,96122.47%
Some College1,93722.2%
Associates Degree92210.56%
Bachelors Degree2,19325.13%
Graduate Degree1,23914.2%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,6397,2412,993
Hispanic497476343
Black46242268
2+ Races378362258
Other Race10410480
Asian747416

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 76.92%.

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,422$58,184$25,348
Less Than 9th Grade$0$38,162$0
High School Graduate$25,631$26,983$23,886
Some College$28,690$79,111$23,527
Bachelors Degree$51,364$86,709$28,750
Graduate Degree$118,750$250,001$78,906

$35,422

Average Earnings

$58,184

Average Male

$25,348

Average Female

Murrells Inlet Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murrells Inlet Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Murrells Inlet Language

95.03% of Murrells Inlet residents speak only English, while 4.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.82% of the population.

Murrells Inlet Language

Murrells Inlet Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,9117348.24%
Asian1467249.32%
Black4646814.66%
Other1732011.56%
Hispanic704202.84%
Multiple44781.79%

8.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.15%

Male Poverty Rate

9.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murrells Inlet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is Asian, with 49.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is Multiple, with 1.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.3%.

Murrells Inlet Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.41%
Less Than 9th Grade6.74%
Some College5.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%

Murrells Inlet Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.29%
Female Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed8.13%
Male Employed5.17%

Murrells Inlet Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murrells Inlet Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,019$109,643
Families$87,636$134,113
Married Families$99,583$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,384$52,247

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Murrells Inlet Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.6%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Murrells Inlet Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Murrells Inlet Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Murrells Inlet Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Murrells Inlet Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,306

Number of Veterans

1,258

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam742
First Gulf War254
Second Gulf War105
Korea10
World War II0

Murrells Inlet Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74522
75+356
55 to 64306
18 to 3467
35 to 5455

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,14314.12%
Hispanic18933.04%
2+ Races16338.35%

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Race

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murrells Inlet Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Murrells Inlet Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Murrells Inlet Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Murrells Inlet Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.2%

Born in Murrells Inlet

94.35%

Native Born

5.65%

Foreign Born

1.31%

Non Citizen

4.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.35% of Murrells Inlet residents were born in the United States, with 33.2% having been born in South Carolina. 1.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Murrells Inlet Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202411,3025034.66%
202310,7995024.88%
202210,2976026.21%
20219,6954034.34%
20209,2921551.7%
20199,137-259-2.76%
20189,3966447.36%
20178,752-409-4.46%
20169,1613383.83%
20158,8237969.92%
20148,02780.1%
20138,0193784.95%
20127,641-68-0.88%
20117,7091622.15%
20107,54700%

Murrells Inlet Population by Year