Myrtle Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 37,100 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Myrtle Beach is the 13th largest community in South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Myrtle Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Myrtle Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Myrtle Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Myrtle Beach who work in sales jobs (12.91%), office and administrative support (11.88%), and food service (11.28%).
Myrtle Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The overall education level of Myrtle Beach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.41% of adults in Myrtle Beach have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Myrtle Beach in 2018 was $30,443, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,772 for a family of four. However, Myrtle Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Myrtle Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Myrtle Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Myrtle Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Myrtle Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Myrtle Beach include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Myrtle Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.