StatisticMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,27517391
Median age41.138.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%40%43%
Speak English83%93%79%
Speak Spanish10%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Myrtle Beach is 637% higher than South Carolina
  • The median age in Myrtle Beach is 6% higher than South Carolina
  • In Myrtle Beach 77.88% of the population is White
  • In Myrtle Beach 13.61% of the population is Black
  • In Myrtle Beach 1.61% of the population is Asian

Compare Myrtle Beach, SC Demographics


      Myrtle Beach population breakdown by race

      RaceMyrtle BeachSouth CarolinaNational
      American Indian0.78%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.43%0.06%0.18%
      Mixed race1.83%2.07%3.06%
      Other race3.85%1.51%4.75%
      In Myrtle Beach, 13.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Myrtle Beach age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Myrtle Beach, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).