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Welcome to Myrtle Beach ...

The city of Myrtle Beach is located in Horry County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Myrtle Beach has a population of 34,623 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Myrtle Beach lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Myrtle Beach: (843)

The ZIP code for Myrtle Beach: 29577<4>

Websites for Myrtle Beach ...

Official Website:   www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.myrtlebeachinfo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Myrtle Beach had an population of 34,623 people. This is an increase of 27.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Myrtle Beach had a population of 27,109 people (which is 10.07% of the total population of Horry County). This makes Myrtle Beach the county's most populous community.

The population of Myrtle Beach represents 0.59% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,109 people, the population of Myrtle Beach increased 19.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,759 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Myrtle Beach.

Communities Also Named Myrtle Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Myrtle Beach - it's located in Connecticut.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Myrtle Beach.

Communities near Myrtle Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Myrtle Beach.

  • Conway [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
    • Conway [Horry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<6>
  • North Myrtle Beach [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Myrtle Beach
    • North Myrtle Beach [Horry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,280 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Myrtle Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Myrtle Beach<6>
  • Surfside Beach [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surfside Beach
    • Surfside Beach [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,580 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surfside Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surfside Beach<6>
  • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliffe Acres
    • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliffe Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliffe Acres
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Atlantic Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
      • Atlantic Beach [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Forestbrook [Horry County]
    • Socastee [Horry County]
    • Arcadian Shores [Horry County]
    • Oceanside Village [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceanside Village
      • Oceanside Village [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceanside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceanside Village
    • Garden City Beach [Horry County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Myrtle Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Myrtle Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Myrtle Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Myrtle Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Myrtle Beach. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Myrtle Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Myrtle Beach ...

Looking for more information about Myrtle Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Myrtle Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Myrtle Beach.

Adding Myrtle Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Myrtle Beach in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Myrtle Beach was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Myrtle Beach on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Horry County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Myrtle Beach: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/

The official website for Horry County: www.horrycounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Horry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Myrtle Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Myrtle Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Myrtle Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Myrtle Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Myrtle Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Myrtle Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Myrtle BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrtle Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6934, Longitude: -78.8836    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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