Surfside Beach, South Carolina Population 2020

4,660

Surfside Beach is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 4,660, it is the 67th largest city in South Carolina and the 4962nd largest city in the United States. Surfside Beach is currently growing at a rate of 2.10% annually and its population has increased by 21.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,837 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Surfside Beach has a population density of 2,407 people per square mile.

The average household income in Surfside Beach is $66,393 with a poverty rate of 13.20%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $981 per month, and the median house value is $270,000. The median age in Surfside Beach is 54.2 years, 53.5 years for males, and 54.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Surfside Beach Demographics

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

  • White: 93.85%
  • Other race: 4.22%
  • Two or more races: 1.04%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Surfside Beach, South Carolina is 4,660, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,468.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,837.

Surfside Beach, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,04793.85%
Some Other Race1824.22%
Two or More Races451.04%
Asian220.51%
Black or African American160.37%

Surfside Beach Population Pyramid 2020

Surfside Beach Median Age

54.2


Total

53.5


Male

54.5


Female

Surfside Beach Adults

There are 3,768 adults, (1,188 of whom are seniors) in Surfside Beach.

Surfside Beach Age Dependency

67.1

Age Dependency Ratio

46

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Surfside Beach Sex Ratio

Female

2,261

52.44%

Male

2,051

47.56%

Surfside Beach Households and Families

Surfside Beach Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Surfside Beach Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.9%21.1%
All66.5%33.5%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female49%51%
Male43.9%56.1%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0702.0866.5
Married8832.578.9
Non Family8461.2160.8
Female3003.0649
Male414.143.9

2.61

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Surfside Beach Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade431.17%
9th to 12th Grade2556.94%
High School Graduate1,03828.24%
Some College83322.66%
Associates Degree3429.30%
Bachelors Degree63017.14%
Graduate Degree53514.55%

Surfside Beach Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4723,2371,107
Hispanic1518823
Other Race9835
Multiple Races232318
Black161610
Asian14147

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 multiple races people with a rate of 78.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,000$31,458$24,620
Less Than High School$13,625$20,240$11,333
High School Grad$27,695$27,759$27,292
Some College$25,737$40,299$19,821
Bachelors Degree$52,725$90,511$51,458
Graduate Degree$48,750$75,054$26,641

$28,000

Average Earnings

$31,458

Average Male

$24,620

Average Female

Surfside Beach Language

Surfside Beach Language by Age

Surfside Beach Language

94.79% of Surfside Beach residents speak only English, while 5.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.72% of the population.

Surfside Beach Poverty

Surfside Beach Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,97741510.44%
Hispanic25213252.38%
Other18213272.53%
Multiple452248.89%

13.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.29%

Male Poverty Rate

17.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Surfside Beach

The race most likely to be in poverty in Surfside Beach is Other, with 72.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surfside Beach is White, with 10.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.19%
Some College8.51%
High School8.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.83%
Male Unemployed33.88%
Female Employed11.73%
Male Employed1.35%

Surfside Beach Income

Surfside Beach Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,852$66,393
Families$58,542$77,517
Married Families$63,388-
Non Families$49,500$48,271

Surfside Beach Marital Status

Surfside Beach Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Surfside Beach Married by Age and Sex

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

Surfside Beach Veterans

495

Number of Veterans

490

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam284
First Gulf War101
Second Gulf War81
Korea24
World War II14

$Surfside Beach Veterans by Education

1.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surfside Beach Employment Status

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Surfside Beach 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

31.89%

Born in South Carolina

96.45%

Native Born

3.55%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.45% of Surfside Beach residents were born in the United States, with 31.89% having been born in South Carolina. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,660962.10%
20194,564962.15%
20184,468521.18%
20174,416962.22%
20164,3201002.37%
20154,220912.20%
20144,129711.75%
20134,058822.06%
20123,976792.03%
20113,897511.33%
20103,846-579-1.39%
20004,4255801.41%
19903,8451,3234.31%
19802,5220.00%