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Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
31,783
Myrtle Beach Population7
$
32,413
Median Income6
8.5
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Myrtle Beach is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 89%

Age

44.0
Median Age7
19.1
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Myrtle Beach residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 11.8% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 30.6%

Race

63.7
%
South Carolina Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Myrtle Beach has warm summers, high humidity, and little snowfall. The average temperature in July is 82°F, the average humidity is 71%, and the annual snowfall is 0 inches

Weather

29
%
Chance of Rain11
64
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Myrtle Beach increased by 12% since 2010 which is 31% lower than the national average and 15% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,200
Monthly Average12
47
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Myrtle Beach is an average tax location with property tax 49% lower than the national average, but income tax 20% higher than the national average and sales tax 31% higher than the national average.

Other

0.57
%
Property Tax21
9.0
%
Sales Tax19
2.4
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Myrtle Beach has a very low employment rate of 92% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Burroughs & Chapin and Grand Strand Medical Center

Income

32.6
%
<$25,0006
8.9
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Myrtle Beach is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 Brenda Bethune
Nonpartisan
House of Representative27 Tom Rice
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mcleod Loris Hospital, is 20.8 miles from the center of Myrtle Beach, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, is 72.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, MUSC Health-University Medical Center, is 95.6 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 No
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In South Carolina, 45.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 49.2% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#42 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report30
#75 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report31
 

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