Murrells Inlet, SC
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Murrells Inlet is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 7,660 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Murrells Inlet is the 61st largest community in South Carolina.

Murrells Inlet real estate is some of the most expensive in South Carolina, although Murrells Inlet house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Murrells Inlet is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murrells Inlet is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Murrells Inlet who work in sales jobs (19.42%), food service (13.16%), and management occupations (12.63%).

Of important note, Murrells Inlet is also a town of artists. Murrells Inlet has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Murrells Inlet’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Murrells Inlet has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Murrells Inlet a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Murrells Inlet 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.

Being a small town, Murrells Inlet does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Murrells Inlet citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.43% of adults in Murrells Inlet have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murrells Inlet in 2010 was $31,231, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,924 for a family of four. However, Murrells Inlet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Murrells Inlet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murrells Inlet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Murrells Inlet include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Murrells Inlet is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Japanese.

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