Surfside Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

4,633
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Surfside Beach is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,633, it is the 68th largest city in South Carolina and the 4973rd largest city in the United States . Surfside Beach is currently growing at a rate of 1.18% annually and its population has increased by 20.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,837 in 2010. Surfside Beach reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Surfside Beach has a population density of 2,393 people per square mile.

The average household income in Surfside Beach is $71,244 with a poverty rate of 10.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,040 per month, and the median house value is $266,600. The median age in Surfside Beach is 54 years, 53.1 years for males, and 54.8 years for females.

Surfside Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 95.55%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Two or more races: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Surfside Beach, South Carolina is 4,633 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,525.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,837.

Surfside Beach, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,19095.55%
Some Other Race1052.39%
Two or More Races511.16%
Asian240.55%
Black or African American150.34%
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Surfside Beach Population by Race

Surfside Beach Population Pyramid $2021

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Surfside Beach Median Age

54


Total

53.1


Male

54.8


Female

Surfside Beach Adults

There are 3,911 adults, (1,261 of whom are seniors) in Surfside Beach.

Surfside Beach Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Surfside Beach Sex Ratio

Female

2,248

51.27%

Male

2,137

48.73%

Surfside Beach Population by Age

Surfside Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Surfside Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male25.8%74.2%
Female45.3%54.7%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
All64.9%35.1%
Married74.5%25.5%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Surfside Beach Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1112.0864.9
Married9432.574.5
Non Family8811.2161.7
Female2563.145.3
Male315.2925.8

2.61

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Surfside Beach Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade461.20%
9th to 12th Grade2225.80%
High School Graduate1,02926.89%
Some College84422.06%
Associates Degree3418.91%
Bachelors Degree86322.56%
Graduate Degree48112.57%
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Surfside Beach Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Surfside Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6613,4681,306
Hispanic103284
Other Race75
2+ Races333328
Black1515
Asian14146

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 84.85%.

Surfside Beach Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,507$33,587$25,614
Less Than 9th Grade$16,906$21,000$11,708
High School Graduate$28,603$28,065$35,893
Some College$24,881$40,417$19,391
Bachelors Degree$37,025$36,675$40,972
Graduate Degree$37,422$44,063$

$30,507

Average Earnings

$33,587

Average Male

$25,614

Average Female

Surfside Beach Earnings by Educational Attainment

Surfside Beach Language by Age

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Surfside Beach Language

95.11% of Surfside Beach residents speak only English, while 4.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.12% of the population.

Surfside Beach Language

Surfside Beach Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,14441610.04%
Hispanic1514429.14%
Other1054441.90%
Multiple511223.53%

10.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

12.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Surfside Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Surfside Beach is Other, with 41.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surfside Beach is White, with 10.04% 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 14.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.79%.

Surfside Beach Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.01%
Some College8.61%
Bachelors or Greater7.22%
High School4.66%

Surfside Beach Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.29%
Male Unemployed20.16%
Female Employed8.98%
Male Employed2.33%

Surfside Beach Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Surfside Beach Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,099$71,244
Families$60,690$79,834
Married Families$65,898-
Non Families$47,813$57,475
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Income by Household Type

Surfside Beach Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Surfside Beach Married by Age and Sex

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Surfside 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.

Surfside Beach Marital Status by Race

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Surfside Beach Marital Status

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547

Number of Veterans

534

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam319
First Gulf War100
Second Gulf War78
Korea32
World War II9

Surfside Beach Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74191
55 to 64141
75+107
35 to 5472
18 to 3436

Surfside Beach Veterans by Age

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Surfside Beach Veterans by Race

Surfside Beach Veterans by Education

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1.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surfside Beach Veterans by Education

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Surfside Beach Employment by Age

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Surfside Beach Employment by Race

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Surfside 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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29.12%

Born in Surfside Beach

95.87%

Native Born

4.13%

Foreign Born

2.65%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.87% of Surfside Beach residents were born in the United States, with 29.12% having been born in South Carolina. 2.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Surfside Beach Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,633541.18%
20204,579541.19%
20194,525541.21%
20184,471541.22%
20174,417982.27%
20164,319992.35%
20154,220932.25%
20144,127711.75%
20134,056832.09%
20123,973802.05%
20113,893511.33%
20103,842-583-1.40%
20004,4255801.41%
19903,8451,3234.31%
19802,5220.00%

Surfside Beach Population by Year