North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Population 2024

20,772

North Myrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County South Carolina. North Myrtle Beach has a 2024 population of 20,772. North Myrtle Beach is currently growing at a rate of 2.3% annually and its population has increased by 9.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,900 in 2020.

The average household income in North Myrtle Beach is $99,938 with a poverty rate of 6.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Myrtle Beach is 60.2 years, 60.1 years for males, and 60.5 years for females.

North Myrtle Beach Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Myrtle Beach was:

  • White: 91.27%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Black or African American: 0.94%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
22.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
944.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.9% (1,872)
The current population of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is 20,772 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,900.

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,20491.27%
Two or more races8584.55%
Asian4622.45%
Black or African American1770.94%
Other race830.44%
Native American660.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Myrtle Beach Population by Race

North Myrtle Beach Population Pyramid 2024

North Myrtle Beach Median Age

60.2

Total

60.1

Male

60.5

Female

North Myrtle Beach Adults

There are 16,942 adults, (7,279 of whom are seniors) in North Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Age Dependency

95.1

Age Dependency Ratio

75.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

North Myrtle Beach Sex Ratio

Female9,45950.18%
Male9,39149.82%

North Myrtle Beach Population by Age

North Myrtle Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,9432.118416
Married4,4592.4392.37.7
Non Family3,4351.2278.321.7
Female8863.5770.129.9
Male1633.9351.548.5

2.6

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

84.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Myrtle Beach Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2011.24%
9th to 12th Grade6774.18%
High School Graduate4,18025.78%
Some College3,25520.08%
Associates Degree1,5589.61%
Bachelors Degree4,14725.58%
Graduate Degree2,19313.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White14,71914,1835,987
Hispanic84353393
2+ Races49049095
Asian287287131
Black14811633
Other Race443710
Native American32298

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.64%.

North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,094$39,932$35,173
Less Than 9th Grade$27,143$31,000$0
High School Graduate$29,461$27,750$30,929
Some College$31,614$26,910$35,691
Bachelors Degree$59,139$85,129$46,472
Graduate Degree$63,333$100,521$50,614

$37,094

Average Earnings

$39,932

Average Male

$35,173

Average Female

North Myrtle Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Myrtle Beach Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Myrtle Beach Language

91.17% of North Myrtle Beach residents speak only English, while 8.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.1% of the population.

North Myrtle Beach Language

North Myrtle Beach Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,4719685.88%
Asian46219041.13%
Hispanic1,28614311.12%
Multiple858131.52%
Native6634.55%

6.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.7%

Male Poverty Rate

7.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Myrtle Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Myrtle Beach is Asian, with 41.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Myrtle Beach is Multiple, with 1.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.64%.

North Myrtle Beach Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.07%
High School8.28%
Some College6.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%

North Myrtle Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.28%
Female Employed4.61%
Male Unemployed4.18%
Male Employed2.85%

North Myrtle Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Myrtle Beach Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$69,792$99,938
Families$89,418$114,570
Married Families$102,299$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,485$74,703

mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Myrtle Beach Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

North Myrtle Beach Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Myrtle Beach 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 55-64.

North Myrtle Beach Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Myrtle Beach Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,712

Number of Veterans

1,588

Male Veterans

124

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam952
First Gulf War346
Second Gulf War173
Korea105
World War II7

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74785
75+420
35 to 54247
55 to 64219
18 to 3441

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,68510.74%
Black2011.3%
2+ Races71.18%

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Race

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

North Myrtle Beach Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Myrtle Beach Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Myrtle Beach 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

17.78%

Born in North Myrtle Beach

92.26%

Native Born

7.74%

Foreign Born

4.94%

Non Citizen

2.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.26% of North Myrtle Beach residents were born in the United States, with 17.78% having been born in South Carolina. 4.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Myrtle Beach Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,1124682.07%
202822,6444682.11%
202722,1764682.16%
202621,7084682.2%
202521,2404682.25%
202420,7724682.3%
202320,3044682.36%
202219,8365292.74%
202119,3074072.15%
202018,9001,92411.33%
201916,9762701.62%
201816,7062801.7%
201716,4263772.35%
201616,0494262.73%
201515,6234222.78%
201415,2013532.38%
201314,8483232.22%
201214,5252641.85%
201114,2612611.86%
201014,0003,02627.57%
200010,9742,33827.07%
19908,6364,676118.08%
19803,9601,96098%
19702,00000%

North Myrtle Beach Population by Year