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Horry County is located in easternmost South Carolina. The County Seat is Conway and the largest city is Myrtle Beach. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.horrycounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 298,832 and the 2010 census population was 269,291. The land area is 1,133.90 square miles and there are 237.5 persons per square mile.
82.5% of the population is White, 13.7% is Black or African American, 6.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $159,600, there are 113,490 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,002, the median household income is $42,431, and 18.6% of the persons in Horry County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 28,117. Retail sales (in $1000) were $4,967,238, and sales per capita were $19,797. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.6%.
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