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 16,819 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 85.53% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Myrtle Beach who work in sales jobs (21.18%), food service (11.71%), and management occupations (11.32%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.48% 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.
Another notable thing is that North Myrtle Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, North Myrtle Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city 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, North Myrtle Beach is worth considering.
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.
The education level of North Myrtle Beach citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.41% of adults in North Myrtle Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Myrtle Beach in 2018 was $41,171, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,684 for a family of four. However, North Myrtle Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Myrtle Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Myrtle Beach include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in North Myrtle Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.