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Overview

Introduction to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry county, is 50 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center) and 135 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city is considered part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

North Myrtle Beach History

The small beach towns of Crescent Beach, Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, and Windy Hill Beach were consolidated in 1968 which led to the creation of the city of North Myrtle Beach. The city lies in the northeastern section of South Carolina, along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. This has had a major influence in the development of North Myrtle Beach as a primary tourist destination.

North Myrtle Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum
  • Children's Museum of South Carolina
  • Myrtle Waves Water Park
  • Alligator Adventure
  • Waccatee Zoological Farm
  • Myrtle Beach State Park

Things To Do In North Myrtle Beach

The city of North Myrtle Beach provides easy access to a number of museums including the Children's Museum of South Carolina, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities at Myrtle Beach State Park. This 312-acre park offers facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, and walking trails. The Alligator Adventure, Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, Wild Water Fun Park, Ripley's Aquarium, and Waccatee Zoological Farm are near the city and are worth visiting. In addition, the nine-mile stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, which borders the city, offers opportunities to enjoy various water sports.

North Myrtle Beach Transportation

Myrtle Beach International Airport is nearby.

North Myrtle Beach Higher Education

Coastal Carolina University, Brunswick Community College, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 14,824
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 33.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,456
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,864
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,081

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,082
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $857
Median House Value $256,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 29%
Irish 14.1%

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

North Myrtle Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 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 29582
P.O. Box Zip Codes 29597, 29598
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.815
Longitude -78.68

North Myrtle Beach 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 LONGWOOD
Distance 15.8 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
Station CONWAY
Distance 21.3 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 31.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Myrtle Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Grove (29582)

Cherry Grove Beach (29582)

Crescent Beach (29582)

Ocean Drive (29582)

Ocean Drive Beach (29582)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Beach 285 $22,273
Conway 19,356 $48,381
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/.

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