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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Horry County is located in South Carolina with a population of 310,186. Living in Horry County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Horry County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Horry County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Horry County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    580
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    136.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    224.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    938.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,893.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    675.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Horry County

Horry County Reviews

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I have lived in Horry County for 18 years an it's a great community, but all things have their drawbacks. Horrible traffic in the summer, too many home developments, and government positions are held by friends. Its who you know and who's your friend, thats how people get jobs in Horry County. Say in a jobs interview one person has a 4 year degree and a great amount of experience the other person is your friend with no degree and no experience. In Horry County the friend would be hired. COMPLETELY UNFAIR!
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It is big enough that you don't know everyone, and there is always things to do but they all cost a lot of money. The nightlife is very college kid-centric most of the year and their are not many clubs. It is pretty safe as far as cities go with less crime then other metropolis areas. People can find jobs, if they are willing too look and the cost of living is low just try to make above minimum wage.
I really like my community. I have been here all of my life. The only downside is it takes people tine to get use to outsiders. I also hate the amount of shooting that goes on. Because its secluded, people shoot. Its very close to the beach, which is a plus.