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Conway is a city in Horry County, in the Myrtle Beach-Conway metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Robert Conway.

The latitude of Conway is 33.835N. The longitude is -79.048W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,538.


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Median household income
Local
$32,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Conway demographic reports
Conway is on the Waccamaw River.
Early industries included turpentine and lumber.
The city takes pride in its historic oaks, some of which measure 20 feet in circumference
Public transportation: Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 148. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 10 among towns in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Local festivals include:
  • Rivertown Jazz & Arts Festival - May 5, 2007
  • Round the Fourth Festival - June 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Conway web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Horry County Museum
Colleges and universities: Coastal Carolina University, Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Conway demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Horry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Myrtle Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29527 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Conway residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Conway ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Conway was $16,611, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Conway residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Conway festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Conway include Waccamaw River Warehouse Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Conway, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $875.


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Libraries

Libraries in Conway include Bucksport Library, Conway Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Conway include Horry Independent

TV stations in Conway include WHMC.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHMC-FM.

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Politics

Horry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Conway political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Conway workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Conway between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 9.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Conway include Best Western Guest Inn, Comfort Suites Conway, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn, Wild Wing Resort, Wild Wing Resort.

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