North Myrtle Beach, SC
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North Myrtle Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 16,032 people and five constituent neighborhoods, North Myrtle Beach is the 32nd largest community in South Carolina.

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

North Myrtle Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Myrtle Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Myrtle Beach who work in sales jobs (20.90%), food service (13.77%), and management occupations (11.06%).

Another notable thing is that North Myrtle Beach is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) North Myrtle Beach has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. North Myrtle Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in North Myrtle Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, North Myrtle Beach may be for you.

One of the nice things about North Myrtle Beach 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.

In North Myrtle Beach, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though North Myrtle Beach is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of North Myrtle Beach citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.30% of adults in North Myrtle Beach have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in North Myrtle Beach in 2010 was $35,356, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,424 for a family of four. However, North Myrtle Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in North Myrtle Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.