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Myrtle Beach city, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach city, South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,695
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 34,695
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 27,041
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 28.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 35,682
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 27,109
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.5%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
15.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,396
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 12.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $216,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,370
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $486
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $913
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 13,817
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 13.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 79.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 28.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
23.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 869,709
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 582,245
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,162,966
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $76,452
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 17.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,200
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $31,219
Persons in poverty, percent
21.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 6,402
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,747
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,603
Minority-owned firms, 2012 884
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,035
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 739
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 5,043
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,162.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 23.32
FIPS Code 4549075
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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