Horry County, South Carolina Population 2021

Horry County, South Carolina's estimated population is 374,033 with a growth rate of 2.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Horry County, South Carolina is the null largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 Population was 270,274 and has seen a growth of 38.39% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021374,0339,9762.74%
2020364,0579,9762.82%
2019354,0819,9762.90%
2018344,10511,4503.44%
2017332,65511,6223.62%
2016321,03312,0463.90%
2015308,98711,2273.77%
2014297,7608,9773.11%
2013288,7837,4972.67%
2012281,2865,8212.11%
2011275,4655,1911.92%
2010270,274126,22187.62%
1990144,05342,63442.04%
1980101,41931,42744.90%
197069,9921,7452.56%
196068,2478,42714.09%
195059,8207,86915.15%
194051,95112,57531.94%
193039,3767,29922.75%
192032,0775,08218.83%
191026,9953,63115.54%
190023,3644,10821.33%
189019,2563,68223.64%
188015,5744,85345.27%
187010,7212,75934.65%
18607,9623164.13%
18507,6461,89132.86%
18405,7555109.72%
18305,2452204.38%
18205,02567615.54%
18104,3490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
2.74%
County Website
Founded
1801
County Seat
2010 Population
270,274
Growth Since 2010
38.39%
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Horry County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White269,39281.10%
Black or African American44,18713.30%
Some Other Race6,6111.99%
Two or More Races5,5281.66%
Asian4,5221.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7900.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1420.04%
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Horry County, South Carolina Population By Race

Horry County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2021

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Horry County, South Carolina Median Age

45.9


Total

44.7


Male

47.3


Female

Horry County, South Carolina Adults

There are 271,267 adults, (76,932 of whom are seniors) in Horry County, South Carolina.

Horry County, South Carolina Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Horry County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Mujer

171,897

51.75%

Masculino

160,275

48.25%

Horry County, South Carolina Population by Age

Horry County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Horry County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.9%16.1%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family63.8%36.2%
Mujer52.1%47.9%
Masculino52.1%47.9%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Horry County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All131,1432.571.8
Married64,2332.9283.9
Non Family46,4031.3763.8
Mujer15,1693.7652.1
Masculino5,3383.6452.1

3.03

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Horry County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,5213.05%
9th to 12th Grade18,0227.31%
High School Graduate80,08032.49%
Some College56,67722.99%
Associates Degree25,89910.51%
Bachelors Degree37,82015.34%
Graduate Degree20,4668.30%
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Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White201,383185,72952,092
Black27,99423,0963,471
Hispanic10,9706,7841,162
Other Race3,4221,758237
Asian3,1772,6301,044
2+ Races1,9571,829434
Native American1,112994130
Islander9494

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.86%.

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$30,549$32,917$26,730
Less Than 9th Grade$19,889$23,096$15,400
High School Graduate$25,797$29,846$22,250
Some College$30,096$35,018$26,060
Bachelors Degree$41,477$44,787$38,343
Graduate Degree$53,571$61,927$49,628

$30,549

Average Earnings

$32,917

Average Male

$26,730

Average Female

Horry County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Horry County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Horry County, South Carolina Language

92.71% of Horry County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.58% of the population.

Horry County, South Carolina Language

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White253,09526,67510.54%
Black42,58513,82632.47%
Hispanic19,7446,57033.28%
Other6,5823,19448.53%
Multiple5,3941,23122.82%
Asian4,47683718.70%
Native1,772955.36%

15.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.44%

Male Poverty Rate

16.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Horry County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is Other, with 48.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is Native, with 5.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.23%.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.62%
High School13.09%
Some College10.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.11%
Male Unemployed27.44%
Female Employed9.53%
Male Employed7.24%

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Horry County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,704$67,022
Families$61,018$77,847
Married Families$70,832$88,913
Non Families$33,263$45,003
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Income by Household Type

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Horry County, South Carolina 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.

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

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28,418

Number of Veterans

26,466

Male Veterans

1,952

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,541
First Gulf War4,832
Second Gulf War2,929
Korea2,267
World War II593

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7410,736
75+6,882
55 to 644,700
35 to 544,629
18 to 341,471

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White25,13511.09%
Black2,9108.83%
Hispanic6895.33%
2+ Races1967.73%
Native American897.01%
Other Race441.11%
Asian441.25%

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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5.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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56.4%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Horry County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Horry County, South Carolina 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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36.89%

Born in Horry County, South Carolina

93.80%

Native Born

6.20%

Foreign Born

3.60%

Non Citizen

2.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.80% of Horry County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 36.89% having been born in South Carolina. 3.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Horry County, South Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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