North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

17,383
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North Myrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 17,383, it is the 29th largest city in South Carolina and the 2083rd largest city in the United States . North Myrtle Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.65% annually and its population has increased by 26.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,752 in 2010. North Myrtle Beach reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 22 miles, North Myrtle Beach has a population density of 812 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Myrtle Beach is $84,385 with a poverty rate of 9.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,110 per month, and the median house value is $266,200. The median age in North Myrtle Beach is 58.3 years, 58.2 years for males, and 58.4 years for females.

North Myrtle Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 93.73%
  • Asian: 2.98%
  • Black or African American: 1.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is 17,383 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,819.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,752.

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021528,73315,9163.01%
2020512,81715,9163.10%
2019496,90115,9163.20%
2018480,98517,4713.63%
2017463,51416,1773.49%
2016447,33716,1393.61%
2015431,19815,1333.51%
2014416,06512,3602.97%
2013403,70510,4062.58%
2012393,2997,6491.94%
2011385,6507,3071.89%
2010378,3430.00%

North Myrtle Beach Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,18493.73%
Asian4832.98%
Black or African American2351.45%
Two or More Races1741.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native1030.64%
Some Other Race210.13%
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North Myrtle Beach Population by Race

North Myrtle Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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North Myrtle Beach Median Age

58.3


Total

58.2


Male

58.4


Female

North Myrtle Beach Adults

There are 14,472 adults, (5,689 of whom are seniors) in North Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Age Dependency

84.4

Age Dependency Ratio

64.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

North Myrtle Beach Sex Ratio

Female

8,260

50.99%

Male

7,940

49.01%

North Myrtle Beach Population by Age

North Myrtle Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Myrtle Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male50%50%
Female63.7%36.3%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
All76.3%23.7%
Married83.6%16.4%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Myrtle Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5582.1476.3
Married3,9342.5383.6
Non Family2,9751.2970.1
Female4853.5263.7
Male1644.2850

2.66

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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North Myrtle Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4753.43%
9th to 12th Grade7495.41%
High School Graduate3,45724.97%
Some College3,15222.76%
Associates Degree1,2499.02%
Bachelors Degree3,03921.95%
Graduate Degree1,72612.46%
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North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,42911,7564,391
Hispanic815301110
Asian258237115
Black218211126
Native American686813
2+ Races665710
Other Race147

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 57.80%.

North Myrtle Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,104$38,159$27,469
Less Than 9th Grade$20,645$28,182$9,964
High School Graduate$26,409$29,773$21,869
Some College$29,800$37,167$25,927
Bachelors Degree$51,632$55,000$41,648
Graduate Degree$56,184$78,105$41,161

$32,104

Average Earnings

$38,159

Average Male

$27,469

Average Female

North Myrtle Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Myrtle Beach Language by Age

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North Myrtle Beach Language

90.42% of North Myrtle Beach residents speak only English, while 9.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.14% of the population.

North Myrtle Beach Language

North Myrtle Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,0329806.98%
Hispanic1,10332629.56%
Asian48316534.16%
Multiple1744827.59%
Black2312611.26%
Native1031817.48%

9.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.37%

Male Poverty Rate

12.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Myrtle Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Myrtle Beach is Asian, with 34.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Myrtle Beach is White, with 6.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.14%.

North Myrtle Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.44%
Some College8.26%
High School7.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.51%

North Myrtle Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.29%
Female Unemployed16.40%
Female Employed8.64%
Male Employed5.02%

North Myrtle Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Myrtle Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,982$84,385
Families$75,583$97,317
Married Families$83,556-
Non Families$45,666$63,600
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Income by Household Type

North Myrtle Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

Female Marriage Rate

North Myrtle Beach Married by Age and Sex

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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

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North Myrtle Beach Marital Status

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1,623

Number of Veterans

1,547

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam854
First Gulf War301
Second Gulf War196
Korea120
World War II44

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74815
75+350
55 to 64244
35 to 54155
18 to 3459

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,57411.47%
Black3616.51%
Native American1319.12%

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Race

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Education

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3.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Myrtle Beach Veterans by Education

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51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

North Myrtle Beach Employment by Age

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North Myrtle Beach Employment by Race

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North Myrtle Beach 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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18.45%

Born in North Myrtle Beach

91.03%

Native Born

8.97%

Foreign Born

6.74%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.03% of North Myrtle Beach residents were born in the United States, with 18.45% having been born in South Carolina. 6.74% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,3832821.65%
202017,1012821.68%
201916,8192821.71%
201816,5372791.72%
201716,2583722.34%
201615,8864152.68%
201515,4714162.76%
201415,0553482.37%
201314,7073172.20%
201214,3902601.84%
201114,1302551.84%
201013,8752,9012.37%
200010,9742,3382.42%
19908,6364,6768.11%
19803,9601,9607.07%
19702,0000.00%

North Myrtle Beach Population by Year