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Horry County
  • County in South Carolina

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B minus
  7. Weather
    grade B+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade B

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Horry County is located in South Carolina with a population of 344,186. Horry County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Horry County, 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$975
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Horry County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    580
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    136.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    224.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    938.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    6,893.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    675.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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