Horry County, SC Demographics

The total population of Horry County is estimated to be 356,578 with 173,106 males (48.55%) and 183,472 females (51.45%). There are 10,366 more females than males in Horry County.
The median household income in Horry County was $59,113 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 677(1.16%) from $58,436 in 2020. This income is 79.23% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Horry County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $72,165. Overall, the median household income for the county of Horry County stands at $61,063.
In Horry County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,571 for males and $27,641 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $50,923 for males and $47,285 for females.
In Horry County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $87,186, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $39,945.
In 2022, the population of Horry County was 383,101, a 4.67% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Horry County's population was 366,011, an increase of 3.47% compared to a population of 353,745 in 2020.
The median age in Horry County, SC is 47.3, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 14.75% were under the age of 15, 15.92% aged 15 to 29, 44.82% aged 30 to 64, 22.77% aged 65 to 84, and 1.75% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Horry County population: 80.02% are White, 12.69% are Black or African American, 0.39% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.29% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.76% are some other race and 3.83% are multiracial.