Horry County

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Horry County, South Carolina

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

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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    Comparative Geography and Population Density Population (2015) Geographical Area (Square Miles) Horry County, SC 309,199 1,133.9 City of Myrtle Beach, SC 31,035 23.3 New Hanover County, NC 220,358 191.5 City of Wilmington, NC 115,933 51.5 Population per Square Mile Horry County, SC 272.69 City of Myrtle Beach, SC 1,331.97 New Hanover County, NC 1,150.69 City of Wilmington, NC 2,251.13
    Securities and Exchange Commission, affirmed the following Horry County, SC ratings at 'AA+': --$15.2 million general obligation (GO) bonds; and --Issuer Default Rating (IDR).
    A $10 million federal grant has been offered to upgrade a railroad line that links Horry County, SC to Columbus County.