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Surfside Beach
  • Suburb in South Carolina

Report Card

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

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Surfside Beach is a suburb of with a population of 4,179. Surfside Beach is in Horry County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Surfside Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Surfside Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Surfside Beach and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Surfside Beach are highly rated.

About

About Surfside Beach...
Population
4,179

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$365,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,238
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Surfside Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    139.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    46.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    46.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    279
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,906.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    28%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Surfside Beach

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,375
National
$75,149

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