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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (18.75%), management occupations (11.68%), and healthcare (10.20%).
A relatively large number of people in Murrells Inlet telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.03% 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.
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.
One of the nice things about Murrells Inlet is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Murrells Inlet is a very car-oriented town. 91.31% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Murrells Inlet is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Murrells Inlet has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small town, Murrells Inlet doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Murrells Inlet citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.45% 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 2010 was $33,147, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,588 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Murrells Inlet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.