Horry County, South Carolina Population 2020

Horry County, South Carolina's estimated population is 332,651 with a growth rate of 3.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Horry County, South Carolina is the 4th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018344,14711,4963.46%
2017332,65111,5393.59%
2016321,11212,1563.93%
2015308,95611,2483.78%
2014297,7088,9753.11%
2013288,7337,5162.67%
2012281,2175,8422.12%
2011275,3755,1181.89%
2010270,257126,20487.61%
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%

Horry County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White259,16680.76%
Black or African American44,07713.73%
Some Other Race7,0792.21%
Two or More Races4,5601.42%
Asian4,1611.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6910.53%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1810.06%

Horry County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Horry County, South Carolina Median Age

45.2


Total

43.9


Male

46.5


Female

Horry County, South Carolina Adults

There are 260,978 adults, (71,237 of whom are seniors) in Horry County, South Carolina.

Horry County, South Carolina Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Horry County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

165,815

51.67%

Male

155,100

48.33%

Horry County, South Carolina Households and Families

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

Horry County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All70.8%29.2%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male54.5%45.5%
Female51.8%48.2%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All128,5862.4670.8
Married62,6402.982.7
Non Family45,4361.3462.6
Female14,9713.7151.8
Male5,5393.4354.5

2.99

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Horry County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,6672.82%
9th to 12th Grade17,3737.36%
High School Graduate77,36632.77%
Some College54,88723.25%
Associates Degree24,20710.25%
Bachelors Degree36,48215.45%
Graduate Degree19,1358.10%

Horry County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White192,907177,76549,365
Black27,01522,5433,646
Hispanic10,5326,9841,137
Other Race3,7942,402380
Asian2,9542,4261,003
Multiple Races1,6141,426294
Native American1,072908180
Islander118118

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 33.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,624$31,920$26,175
Less Than High School$19,322$21,943$15,042
High School Grad$25,251$29,292$20,896
Some College$28,088$31,775$25,405
Bachelors Degree$40,488$44,123$37,334
Graduate Degree$52,442$60,625$48,793

$29,624

Average Earnings

$31,920

Average Male

$26,175

Average Female

Horry County, South Carolina Language

Horry County, South Carolina Language by Age

Horry County, South Carolina Language

92.59% of Horry County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty

Horry County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White244,37228,89811.83%
Black42,74314,58034.11%
Hispanic19,0106,50734.23%
Other7,0393,27646.54%
Multiple4,4241,13025.54%
Asian4,11956713.77%
Native1,6771005.96%
Islander1812312.71%

16.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.66%

Male Poverty Rate

17.95%

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 46.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Horry County, South Carolina is Native, with 5.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.21%
High School13.74%
Some College11.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

Horry County, South Carolina Income

Horry County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,279$63,661
Families$57,712$74,115
Married Families$67,230$85,232
Non Families$31,497$42,369

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Horry County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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

Horry County, South Carolina Veterans

27,893

Number of Veterans

26,120

Male Veterans

1,773

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13,071
First Gulf War4,424
Second Gulf War2,979
Korea2,486
World War II695
Name Veterans % of Total
White24,80511.41%
Black2,6978.38%
Hispanic5174.15%
2 or More1929.14%
Indian987.75%
Other511.17%
Asian501.50%

$Horry County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Horry County, South Carolina Employment Status

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Horry County, South Carolina 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

37.36%

Born in South Carolina

93.89%

Native Born

6.11%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.89% of Horry County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 37.36% having been born in South Carolina. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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