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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murrells Inlet is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (21.04%), food service (11.51%), and office and administrative support (10.52%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.16% 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.
Residents will find that the town 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, Murrells Inlet is worth considering.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Murrells Inlet spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small town, Murrells Inlet doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Murrells Inlet is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.01% of adults in Murrells Inlet have a college degree.
The per capita income in Murrells Inlet in 2018 was $37,007, 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 $148,028 for a family of four. However, Murrells Inlet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Murrells Inlet is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Murrells Inlet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.