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%).
A relatively large number of people in Murrells Inlet telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Murrells Inlet is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.71 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Murrells Inlet does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Murrells Inlet citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.01% of adults in Murrells Inlet have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.