Myrtle Beach metropolitan area

Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Area
Myrtle Beach–Conway–North Myrtle Beach, SC–NC Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Area
Coordinates:33°35′20″N 79°03′18″W / 33.589°N 79.055°W / 33.589; -79.055
CountryUnited States
State(s)South Carolina, North Carolina
Largest cityMyrtle Beach
Other cities - Conway
 - North Myrtle Beach
 - Georgetown
 - Loris
 - Shallotte
 - Oak Island
 - Leland
 • Total487,722
 • Rank114th in the U.S.

The Myrtle Beach metropolitan area (also Myrtle Beach–Conway–North Myrtle Beach MSA) is a census-designated metropolitan statistical area consisting of Horry County in South Carolina and Brunswick County in North Carolina. The wider Myrtle Beach CSA includes Georgetown County, South Carolina . The region's primary cities, in order by population are Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Conway, South Carolina; Leland, North Carolina; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Georgetown, South Carolina. Also included is Oak Island, North Carolina with a permanent population of 6,783 (as of the 2010 census) but a summertime population of approximately 50,000.


Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Area

County2019 Estimate2010 CensusChange
Horry County354,081269,291+31.49%
Brunswick County142,820107,431+32.94%
Georgetown County62,68060,158+4.19%

2010 total does not include Brunswick County.

Largest cities and towns

RankCity / townCounty2019 estimate2010 CensusChange
1Myrtle BeachHorry County34,69527,109+27.98%
2ConwayHorry County25,95617,103+51.76%
3LelandBrunswick County23,54413,527+74.05%
4North Myrtle BeachHorry County16,81913,752+22.30%
5GeorgetownGeorgetown County8,7429,163−4.59%
6Oak IslandBrunswick County8,3866,783+23.63%
7Boiling Spring LakesBrunswick County6,2875,372+17.03%
8St. JamesBrunswick County6,2483,165+97.41%
9Carolina ShoresBrunswick County4,6593,048+52.85%
10Surfside BeachHorry County4,5253,837+17.93%



YearPopulationGrowthCounties Included
197069,992---Horry, Georgetown
1980101,41944.90%Horry, Georgetown
1990144,05342.04%Horry, Georgetown
2000196,62936.50%Horry, Georgetown
2010329,44967.50%Horry, Georgetown
2013465,39141.27%Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick

The estimated population of the area was 465,391 in 2013.[3]


  1. ^ [1] Archived October 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-06-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CBSA-EST2006-02)". 2006 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-04-05. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2007-04-09.

Coordinates:33°35′20″N 79°03′18″W / 33.589°N 79.055°W / 33.589; -79.055

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