Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaMyrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,759.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.5 km² (16.8 mi²). 43.5 km² (16.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 22,759 people, 10,413 households, and 5,414 families residing in the city. The population density is 523.7/km² (1,356.3/mi²). There are 14,658 housing units at an average density of 337.3/km² (873.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.16% White, 12.76% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.37% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. 4.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,413 households out of which 20.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% are married couples living together, 11.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.79.
In the city the population is spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $35,498, and the median income for a family is $43,900. Males have a median income of $26,039 versus $22,473 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,214. 12.0% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.1% are under the age of 18 and 6.6% are 65 or older.
The city is served by Myrtle Beach Airport.