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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    The Solid Waste Association of North America has filed a brief to support Horry County, S.C., in its battle to keep its flow-control law.
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