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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,201
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens33.4%
Employed Population 16+6,443
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married57.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,064
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,355

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,772
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$907
Median House Value$260,000

Ancestry

English28.4%
Irish14.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Italian7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.5%
Polish2.7%
Dutch1.3%
Russian1.3%
Jamaican1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
US/American0.1%
African0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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North Myrtle Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Horry County
Standard Zip Codes29582
P.O. Box Zip Codes29597, 29598
Phone Area Codes843
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.82
Approximate Longitude-78.67

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)

StationLONGWOOD
Distance15.8 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
StationCONWAY
Distance21.3 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
Distance31.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Beach239$31,250
Conway20,631$49,759
Loris2,547$48,940
Myrtle Beach30,106$50,527
Surfside Beach4,195$50,423

North Myrtle Beach Public Schools

North Myrtle Beach Primary
901 11th Avenue North
ZIP: 29582
(843) 663-0195
Ocean Drive Elementary
901 11th Avenue North
ZIP: 29582
(843) 663-0195
Primary
Total Enrollment 870

North Myrtle Beach Private Schools

The Lords Children
818 Jordan Rd
ZIP: 29582
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
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