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, Murrells Inlet isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Murrells Inlet are a mix 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 (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.
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.
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 very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Murrells Inlet isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 91.31% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Murrells Inlet is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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: 32.45% of adults in Murrells Inlet have a college degree.
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.