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Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County.

The latitude of Myrtle Beach is 33.688N. The longitude is -78.886W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,691.


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Median household income
Local
$35,498
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Myrtle Beach demographic reports
Myrtle Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 608. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 24.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sun Fun Festival - June 1-5, 2007
  • Canadian-American Days Festival - March 10-18, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
  • South Carolina Bluegrass Festival - Nov. 22-24, 2007
  • Beach, Boogie, & BBQ - Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Myrtle Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Long Bay Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach attractions: NASCAR SpeedPark, Myrtle Waves Water Park, Ripley's Aquarium, Waccatee Zoological Farm
Sports teams: Pelicans (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Civil War Museum, Children's Museum of South Carolina, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 124

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Myrtle Beach residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Myrtle Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Myrtle Beach was $23,214, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Myrtle Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Myrtle Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $549.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $976.


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Libraries

Libraries in Myrtle Beach include Chapin Memorial Library, Socastee Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Myrtle Beach include Sun News

TV stations in Myrtle Beach include WFXB, WGSC-CA, WGSI-CA.

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Politics

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

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Restaurants

Myrtle Beach restaurants taking online reservations include The Melting Pot - Myrtle Beach, Thoroughbreds Restaurant ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Myrtle Beach workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 23 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Myrtle Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Myrtle Beach include Best Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western, Breakers Resort, Cabana Shores Hotel, Camelot by the Sea, Caribbean Resort & Villas, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites Myrtle Beach ... More hotels.

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