Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2020

9,396

Murrells Inlet is a city located in South Carolina. Murrells Inlet has a 2020 population of 9,396. Murrells Inlet is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 24.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,547 in 2010. Murrells Inlet reached it's highest population of 9,396 in 2018.

The average household income in Murrells Inlet is $77,514 with a poverty rate of 11.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,143 per month, and the median house value is $250,600. The median age in Murrells Inlet is 55.8 years, 53.7 years for males, and 57.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Murrells Inlet Demographics

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

  • White: 86.00%
  • Black or African American: 11.50%
  • Asian: 1.14%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is 9,396, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,396.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,547.

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,08186.00%
Black or African American1,08111.50%
Asian1071.14%
Two or More Races930.99%
Some Other Race340.36%

Murrells Inlet Population Pyramid 2020

Murrells Inlet Median Age

55.8


Total

53.7


Male

57.6


Female

Murrells Inlet Adults

There are 8,118 adults, (2,987 of whom are seniors) in Murrells Inlet.

Murrells Inlet Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

58.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Murrells Inlet Sex Ratio

Female

4,797

51.05%

Male

4,599

48.95%

Murrells Inlet Households and Families

Murrells Inlet Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Murrells Inlet Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All81.8%18.2%
Female80.1%19.9%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Male20.7%79.3%

81.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0842.381.8
Married2,2342.5990.3
Non Family1,2651.1771.2
Female5033.880.1
Male822.520.7

2.76

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Murrells Inlet Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1431.84%
9th to 12th Grade4786.17%
High School Graduate2,19628.33%
Some College1,86724.09%
Associates Degree7669.88%
Bachelors Degree1,48719.18%
Graduate Degree81410.50%

Murrells Inlet Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,7586,2232,112
Black76069990
Asian848433
Multiple Races696935
Hispanic654016
Other Race343415

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 multiple races people with a rate of 50.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,789$27,740$24,107
Less Than High School$28,798$30,598$
High School Grad$20,809$23,394$15,781
Some College$24,953$36,694$23,443
Bachelors Degree$32,467$45,833$31,208
Graduate Degree$$$

$24,789

Average Earnings

$27,740

Average Male

$24,107

Average Female

Murrells Inlet Language

Murrells Inlet Language by Age

Murrells Inlet Language

97.37% of Murrells Inlet residents speak only English, while 2.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.18% of the population.

Murrells Inlet Poverty

Murrells Inlet Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9697249.09%
Black1,08136433.67%
Hispanic1281914.84%
Other341955.88%

11.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.22%

Male Poverty Rate

12.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murrells Inlet

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is Other, with 55.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murrells Inlet is White, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.02%.

Name Poverty
High School13.48%
Some College9.12%
Less Than High School8.21%
Bachelors or Greater5.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.00%
Male Unemployed37.87%
Female Employed8.06%
Male Employed6.94%

Murrells Inlet Income

Murrells Inlet Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,735$77,514
Families$71,526$93,644
Married Families$77,102-
Non Families$27,033$40,960

Murrells Inlet Marital Status

Murrells Inlet Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Murrells Inlet Married by Age and Sex

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

Murrells Inlet Veterans

997

Number of Veterans

945

Male Veterans

52

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam502
Korea120
First Gulf War41
World War II22
Second Gulf War18

$Murrells Inlet Veterans by Education

4.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murrells Inlet Employment Status

52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Murrells Inlet Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

37.26%

Born in South Carolina

98.04%

Native Born

1.96%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.04% of Murrells Inlet residents were born in the United States, with 37.26% having been born in South Carolina. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,3960.00%
20199,3960.00%
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%