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Overview

Introduction to Conway, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina, in Horry county, is 68 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center) and 135 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city is included in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

Conway History

Originally, Mckevlin founded the area now known as Conway. The Royal Governor, Robert Johnson's Township Scheme, created the town in 1734. It was then known as Kingston after Britain's King George II. After the American Revolution, the residents changed the town's name to Conwayborough in honor of the Revolutionary War General, Robert Conway. In 1883, the town was named Conway by the General Assembly. The area's early industries were centered around turpentine and lumber.

Conway and nearby Attractions

  • Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum
  • Horry County Museum
  • Horry County Jail
  • Conway Marina
  • Coastal Mall Shopping Center
  • Wadus Lake

Things To Do In Conway

The Horry County Museum, Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and Children's Museum of South Carolina offer interesting insight into the area's local history and culture. One can also visit local attractions such as the Horry County Jail, Horry County Courthouse, and Conway City Hall. Wadus Lake and Bear Swamp are popular tourist attractions where one can enjoy a variety of water sports. The Coastal Mall Shopping Center, Conway Plaza Shopping Center, and Waccamaw Square Mall Shopping Center offer a wide variety of entertainment facilities. In addition, the city hosts annual festivals such as the Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival and the Round the Fourth Festival.

Conway Transportation

International flight services are offered at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Conway Higher Education

For higher education, residents can enroll in the local institutes including Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, North American Institute of Aviation, and Conway School of Practical Nursing.

People

Total Population 19,356
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,864
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 34.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,381
% Above Poverty Level 68%
% Below Poverty Level 32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $144,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Conway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Horry
Metro Area Myrtle Beach
Standard Zip Codes 29526, 29527
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29528
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.835
Longitude -79.048

Conway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONWAY
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station BROOKGREEN GARDENS
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 58 F
Apr Temp 52 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station LONGWOOD
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 285 $22,273
Aynor 713 $40,592
Johnsonville 2,011 $48,659
Loris 2,500 $39,956
Myrtle Beach 29,198 $51,733
Surfside Beach 4,090 $51,062

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Conway Public Libraries

Library
Horry County Memorial Library
1008 5TH AVENUE
Conway, South Carolina
(843) 248-1545
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Conway Hospitals

CONWAY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
300 SINGLETON RIDGE ROAD
(843) 347-8037
Emergency Service: Yes

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2201 CHURCH STREET
843-248-6321
Serves 1,465 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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335 FOUR MILE RD.
843-365-5534
A Vocational School

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