Living in Myrtle Beach, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Myrtle Beach SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
1
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

Myrtle Beach, SC Crime Report

4,026
Total Crimes
11,951.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
365.32%
Above National Average

Myrtle Beach, SC Cost Of Living

99
Myrtle Beach's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Info Snack

Myrtle Beach /mrtlbit/ is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina.
Population
31,783
Unemployment
8.3%
Poverty
22.4%
Median Home
$194,700
Median Income
$40,525
Median Rent
$875

Myrtle Beach, SC Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

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Map Of Myrtle Beach, SC

Population over time in Myrtle Beach

Year Population % Change
2017 31,783 3.3%
2016 30,760 2.2%
2015 30,106 3.1%
2014 29,198 2.6%
2013 28,455 2.0%
2012 27,884 1.6%
2011 27,433 1.2%
2010 27,097 1.5%
2009 26,696 -
Crime/100k Myrtle Beach SC USA
Violent Crime 1404.1 488.3 368.9
Murder 11.9 7.7 5.0
Robbery 382.9 69.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 819.3 362.8 246.8
Property Crime 10547.1 3017.6 2199.5
Burglary 1217.1 579.7 376.0
Larceny 8558.2 2156.0 1594.6
Car Theft 771.8 281.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Myrtle Beach

White
68.5% (21,785)
African American
13.9% (4,408)
American Indian
0.2% (58)
Asian
1.5% (462)
Hawaiian
0.1% (23)
Other
0.6% (204)
Two Or More
1.8% (559)
Hispanic
13.5% (4,284)
Race Myrtle Beach SC USA
White 68.5% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 13.9% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.6% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.5% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
8.6% (272,280)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.8% (217,363)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.8% (469,568)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.6% (462,877)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.8% (438,418)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (536,485)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.9% (249,898)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.4% (298,355)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (100,374)
$200,000 or more
4.2% (132,679)
Income Myrtle Beach SC USA
Less than $10,000 8.6% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.8% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.6% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.8% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.9% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.4% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.2% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Myrtle Beach

Female
52.0% (16,528)
Male
48.0% (15,254)
Gender Myrtle Beach SC USA
Female 52.0% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Myrtle Beach for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (953)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (2,542)
High School / GED
29.0% (9,217)
Some College
22.0% (6,992)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (3,178)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (6,038)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,906)
Professional Degree
2.0% (635)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (317)
Education Myrtle Beach SC USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

8 Reviews & Comments About Myrtle Beach

Overall User Rating
3.8
/5

ecclestonsangel

I live in Myrtle Beach in the winter. It's wonderful there, and very affordable. You don't have to pay school tax, and property tax is a tenth of what it is in NYS. Myrtle has some of the loveliest neighborhoods I've ever seen, and nearly all neighborhoods are gated, mainly to keep tourists out. If you're not insistant on living right on the beach, you can get a very nice 1 bedroom condo for around $45,000 to $50,000.

You can find perfectly nice 2 bedrooms for under $100K. Where I live is only 5 minutes from the Beach, but it's WAY cheaper than living right on the Grand Strand, which is where the beach is. South Carolina is also one of the most dof-friendly ststes I know. You're even wlcome to bring your dog to the beach to swim and play. That's because people are very good aout cleaning up after their dogs. When my parents eventually pass away, I will move there permanently, and gtfo of NY!


HomeSnacks User

There is a high crime rate and the climate is nearly unbearable in the summer, but all in all it's a nice and fun place to live. The people will keep you laughing and there is always something to do!

Favorite places are all the parks and beaches nearby. Savannah's Playground and the whole Market Common area are fantastic and family friendly.


HomeSnacks User

Myrtle Beach seemed very safe, within normal conditions. Only on vacation so not sure about schools or normal life there, but excellent spot for relaxation.

My favorite place is the beach. I was not interested in a lot of the other things to do, even though there were lots of choices. Watching the sunrise and sunset are the must-dos. Even though beaches can get crowded, early morning and night provide much more solitude. Be sure to stay oceanfront with a view.


HomeSnacks User

Crime was only up during spring break times. Non peak months it is very tranquil. The weather is mostly nice 10 months out of the year. Shops remain open in the mainland all year and most stay open at the beach

The best place to visit is Broadway on the Beach. Has a variety of entertainment that could last the whole day. Stay away from main street during spring break, you'll never get around in a vehicle.


HomeSnacks User

I loved Myrtle Beach. It was like something out of a movie. It is a tourist destination for sure, but there's an ambience and a magical quality to it that is simply unmatched by other places I have been to.

The beach, of course. The food. The emptiness of the off season. The beauty of its location.


HomeSnacks User

Myrtle Beach, SC is a truly horrible place to live. It's a place people go to die. I live in one of the better areas, and in the last 7 years of living here, mine qnd my husband's car have been broken into 3 times...in my driveway! They aren't even "nice" cars! The public school system here is absolutely laughable! The health care system is a joke and jobs are scarcely available during the "off-season". Traffic during the summer is impossible, due to tourism, and with the increased amount of ignorant people, there is a car accident every few miles on any road you travel. You pay tax on EVERYTHING, which makes you wonder where all that money is going, considering the shape of the roads, schools and healthcare system. It's expensive to live here and if you don't like bars or golf or crowded beaches, then you are left with nothing to do. This place is at least 50 years behind the times and if you are not white, it's an even worse place to live.

Broadway at the Beach is a popular tourist attraction. It has lots of shops, Ripley's Aquarium, The Upside Down House, movie theater, clubs, restaurants and bars. During the day, it's a great place for family fun. At night, though, I'd leave the kids at home, unless you don't mind having lots of staggering, loud, unruly drunks talking to and falling down on them.


HomeSnacks User

Myrtle Beach has a very high crime rate which is due to a large flow of tourists through the area. Be safe but enjoy yourself in this touristy city because there are lots of things to do here.

There are many fun things to do in myrtle beach. Is a great place for tourist and families


HomeSnacks User

I've lived here for 35 years and have steadily watched the place turn into Sodom and Gomorra by the sea. Increased crime, poor education, roads forever in disrepair, more bars than churches.

What stands out- The inability for anyone to enter or leave with even the most minor fender bender on 501 because tourists and locals alike clog up traffic far worse than need be.

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