This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Myrtle Beach has a very low population density. Myrtle Beach is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 4/10, Myrtle Beach, SC may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Myrtle Beach before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Myrtle Beach has a population density of 1,793, with 30,085 current residents.
Out of the 30,085 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 52% are single.
- 60% Sun
- 49% Rain
- 1% Snow
63°F average temperature
- 22 years Median home age
- $177,410 Median home price
- -6.52% Home appreciation rate
- 4.14% Annual property tax
As for living in Myrtle Beach, the air quality is 85% and the weather, on average, is 60% sunny, 49% rainy, and 1% snowy. The average temperature is 63°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Myrtle Beach, you should know that 36.4% of homes are owned while 33.1% of homes are rented, and 30.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $177,410, the median age of homes is 22 years, the annual home appreciation is -6.52% and the annual property tax is 4.14%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of Myrtle Beach, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Myrtle Beach’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Myrtle Beach is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 37.10% Democratic, 61.65% Republican, and 1.25% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:11
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
85%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
7%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Myrtle Beach, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 22.00% of residents are unemployed in Myrtle Beach (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Myrtle Beach residents: 12.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.23% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.8% are in the customer service field, 30.5% are in the sales field, 0.05% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 6.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 84.75%, 7.35% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.67% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.99% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Myrtle Beach, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Myrtle Beach have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.