Horry County

Horry County, South Carolina

PO Box 677
Conway, SC 29528
Phone: (843) 915-5080
Fax: (843) 915-6081

On the central eastern border of SC, southeast of Florence; organized Dec 19, 1801 from All Saints Parish. Name Origin: For Gen. Peter Horry (1743-1815), officer in the Revolutionary War and prominent citizen. Referred to by inhabitants as "The Independent Republic of Horry."

Area (sq mi):: 1254.96 (land 1133.68; water 121.28) Population per square mile: 200.20
Population 2005: 226,992 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 15.40%; 1990-2000 36.50% Population 2000: 196,629 (White 79.90%; Black or African American 15.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,949; median household $36,470; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,933-$25,266
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Myrtle Beach (25,410)
  • Conway County seat (13,293)
  • North Myrtle Beach (13,160)

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    Horry County will receive a total $4,791,925 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offset costs for debris removal following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
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    Located at 1874 Highway 90, beside the Solid Waste Authority, The Store is continually being stocked with items Horry County residents throw way.
    Selected middle school students in Horry County South Carolina got to flex their creativity and strengthen their technology knowhow recently by participating in a week-long technology camp known as iTEAMS.
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    The goal of this program is to provide food, books, clothing and school supplies to the children of the working poor in Horry County so they have the tools to succeed outside of school hours.
    Prior to joining WK Dickson, Bud was the Deputy Director of Airport Planning & Engineering for Horry County, South Carolina - which includes Myrtle Beach International Airport.
    Valued in excess of USD5m, the contract was placed by Horry County, South Carolina.