North Myrtle Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 16,819 people and five constituent neighborhoods, North Myrtle Beach is the 32nd largest community in South Carolina.
North Myrtle Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although North Myrtle Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
North Myrtle Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Myrtle Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Myrtle Beach who work in sales jobs (21.18%), food service (11.71%), and management occupations (11.32%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another notable thing is that North Myrtle Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, North Myrtle Beach is worth considering.
North Myrtle Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The population of North Myrtle Beach is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.41% of adults in North Myrtle Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Myrtle Beach in 2018 was $41,171, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,684 for a family of four. However, North Myrtle Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Myrtle Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Myrtle Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Myrtle Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Myrtle Beach include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in North Myrtle Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.