Myrtle Beach employment information

IndexMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$26,949$24,222$28,555
Median household income$37,064$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$53,754$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,841$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$24,521$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$18,184$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate7.3%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level24.5%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Myrtle Beach is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Myrtle Beach is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Myrtle Beach is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Myrtle Beach is 57% higher than the national average.

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Myrtle Beach median earnings by income bracket

Myrtle Beach employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.5%1.2%
Manufacturing sector4.3%0.7%
Financial & insurance services2.2%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services11.2%19.1%
Public administration3.7%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.4%0.5%
Education, health & social services8.0%24.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Briarcliffe Acres, SC466$88,75066%
Forestbrook, SC4,539$53,2620%
Murrells Inlet, SC8,027$51,0355%
Surfside Beach, SC4,017$45,78914%
North Myrtle Beach, SC14,485$45,78014%
Myrtle Beach, SC28,455$37,06431%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Prairieville, LA28,465$93,76875%
Kaysville, UT28,480$86,98263%
Nicholasville, KY28,483$44,21317%
Lansing, IL28,486$49,6847%
Garfield Heights, OH28,492$41,17123%
Myrtle Beach, SC28,455$37,06431%
Source: The Myrtle Beach, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.