dcsimg

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,631
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+8,714
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married33%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,668
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,867

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,759
% Above Poverty Level71.3%
% Below Poverty Level28.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$723
Median House Value$145,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38%
Irish9%
English8.3%
German7.9%
Italian4.2%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.9%
Dutch0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
African0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Bahamian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Ethiopian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
+ Show More

Conway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Horry County
Standard Zip Codes29526, 29527
P.O. Box Zip Codes29528
Phone Area Codes843
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.83
Approximate Longitude-79.04

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)

StationCONWAY
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationBROOKGREEN GARDENS
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp37 to 58 F
Apr Temp52 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp55 to 77 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationLONGWOOD
Distance31.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Beach239$31,250
Aynor634$43,571
Johnsonville1,800$50,521
Loris2,547$48,940
Myrtle Beach30,106$50,527
Surfside Beach4,195$50,423

Conway Public Libraries

Horry County Memorial Library
1008 5TH AVENUE
Conway, South Carolina
(843) 915-5285

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Conway Hospitals

Lighthouse Care Center Of Conway Acute Care
(Proprietary)
152 Waccamaw Medical Park Dr
(843) 347-8871
Conway Medical Center
(Non-profit)
300 Singleton Ridge Rd
(843) 347-8114

Conway Public Schools

Academy For Technology And Academics
5639 Highway 701 North
ZIP: 29526
(843) 488-6600
High
Black Water Middle
900 East Cox Ferry Road
ZIP: 29526
(843) 903-8440
Middle
Total Enrollment 671
Conway Elementary
1101 Snowhill Drive
ZIP: 29526
(843) 488-0696
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Conway High
2301 Church Street
ZIP: 29526
(843) 488-0662
High
Total Enrollment 1570
Conway Middle
1104 Elm Street
ZIP: 29526
(843) 488-6040
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
Homewood Elementary
108 North Clemson Circle
ZIP: 29526
(843) 365-2512
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Kingston Elementary
4580 Highway 472
ZIP: 29526
(843) 365-3777
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
South Conway Elementary
3001 Fourth Avenue
ZIP: 29526
(843) 488-0272
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Waccamaw Elementary
251 Claridy Road
ZIP: 29526
(843) 347-4684
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
Academy Of Hope Charter
3521 Juniper Bay Road
ZIP: 29527
(843) 995-4861
Primary
Total Enrollment 156
Pee Dee Elementary
6555 Highway 134
ZIP: 29527
(843) 397-2579
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
Whittemore Park Middle
1808 Rhue Street
ZIP: 29527
(843) 488-0669
Middle
Total Enrollment 804
Hcs Early College High
2050 Highway 501 Hgtc
ZIP: 29528
(843) 349-7102
High
Total Enrollment 366

Conway Private Schools

Conway Christian School
1200 Medlen Pkwy
ZIP: 29526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 213
Lighthouse Care Center Of Conway
152 Waccamaw Medical Park Dr
ZIP: 29526
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Sources :
Additional Details
Conway Colleges
Conway colleges and trade schools.
Conway Graduate Schools
Conway Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Conway
Additional Resources
Info for Conway Government Officials


Are you an official in the Conway government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.