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Horry County, South Carolina
Seal of Horry County, South Carolina
Map of South Carolina highlighting Horry County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Seat Conway
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,255 sq mi (3,250 km²)
1,134 sq mi (2,937 km²)
121 sq mi (313 km²), 9.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

217,608
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1801
Website www.horrycounty.org

Horry County (pronounced /ˈɔəriː/ O-REE) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. This name honored Revolutionary War Hero, Peter Horry. Brigadier General Horry was born in South Carolina sometime around 1743 and started his distinguished military career in 1775 as one of 20 captains the Provincial Congress of South Carolina elected to serve the 1st and 2nd Regiments. In 1790 he was assigned to the South Carolina militia under Brigadier General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion [1].

The 2000 census recorded the county's population to be 217,608. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population has reached 226,992. Founded in 1801, its county seat is Conway[2], and its largest city is Myrtle Beach. The county shares with Georgetown County an arc-shaped strip of sandy beaches and barrier islands called the Grand Strand, which is a major U. S. tourist destination and retirement community. The area centered in Myrtle Beach is becoming a metropolitan area.

Old Horry County Courthouse, Conway, South Carolina

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,255 square miles (3,250 km²), of which, 1,134 square miles (2,936 km²) of it is land and 121 square miles (314 km²) of it (9.66%) is water.

New Horry County Courthouse and county office complex, Conway, South Carolina
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Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] estimates of 2003, there were 210,757 people, 81,800 households, and 54,478 families residing in the county. Horry is one of South Carolinas fastest growing counties. The population density was 173 people per square mile (67/km²). There were 122,085 housing units at an average density of 108 per square mile (42/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.05% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 2.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Horry County Museum, Conway, South Carolina

There were 81,800 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,470, and the median income for a family was $42,676. Males had a median income of $27,663 versus $21,676 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,949. About 8.40% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities & Towns

Map of Horry County

Major Cities

Smaller Cities & Towns

CDP's

Unincorporated Communities/Neighborhoods

History

Transportation

Airports

Mass Transit

Major Highways

Interstates

U.S. Routes

South Carolina State Highways

Further reading

  • Horry County, South Carolina, 1730-1993, Catherine Heniford Lewis, University of South Carolina Press , 1998, ISBN 1-57003-207-6

References

See also

External links

Coordinates: 33°55′N 78°59′W / 33.91°N 78.98°W / 33.91; -78.98


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Horry County, South Carolina
Seal of Horry County, South Carolina
Map
File:Map of South Carolina highlighting Horry County.png
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1801
Seat Conway
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 9.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

217608
Website: www.horrycounty.org

Horry County (pronouncedImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif /ˈɔəriː/ ORR-EEE) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. This name honored Revolutionary War Hero, Peter Horry. Brigadier General Horry was born in South Carolina sometime around 1743 and started his distinguished military career in 1775 as one of 20 captains the Provincial Congress of South Carolina elected to serve the 1st and 2nd Regiments. In 1790 he was assigned to the South Carolina militia under Brigadier General Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion [1].

The 2000 census recorded the county's population to be 217,608. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population has reached 226,992. Founded in 1801, its county seat is Conway6, and its largest city is Myrtle Beach. The county shares with Georgetown County an arc-shaped strip of sandy beaches and barrier islands called the Grand Strand, which is a major U. S. tourist destination and retirement community. The area centered in Myrtle Beach is becoming a metropolitan area.

Old Horry County Courthouse, Conway

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,250 km² (1,255 sq mi). 2,936 km² (1,134 sq mi) of it is land and 314 km² (121 sq mi) of it (9.66%) is water.

New Horry County Courthouse and county office complex, Conway

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census²estimates of 2003, there were 210,757 people, 81,800 households, and 54,478 families residing in the county. Horry is one of South Carolinas fastest growing counties. The population density was 67/km² (173/sq mi). There were 122,085 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (108/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.05% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. 2.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Horry County Museum, Conway

There were 81,800 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county, the population was spread out with 21.30% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,470, and the median income for a family was $42,676. Males had a median income of $27,663 versus $21,676 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,949. About 8.40% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities & Towns

Map of Horry County

Major Cities

Other Cities and towns

Small towns and Communities

History

Main Article: History of Horry County

Transportation

Airports

Mass Transit

  • The Coast RTA [2] - Bus system operating seven days a week, 364 days a year. 15 routes throughout the Horry County/Grand Strand area, including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Conway, Loris, and Aynor.

Further reading

  • Horry County, South Carolina, 1730-1993, Catherine Heniford Lewis, University of South Carolina Press , 1998, ISBN 1-57003-207-6

References

  1. ^ Francis Marion (1732-1795)
  2. ^ The Coast RTA

See Also

External links


Horry County, South Carolina
County Seat Conway
Cities Myrtle Beach | Conway | North Myrtle Beach
Towns Aynor | Loris | Surfside Beach | Briarcliffe Acres | Atlantic Beach
Unincorporated Garden City | Galivants Ferry | Red Hill | Little River | Carolina Forest | Bucksport | Forestbrook | Burgess | Bucksville | Socastee | Longs
Geography Grand Strand (Long Bay) | Waccamaw River | Atlantic Ocean

Coordinates: 33°55′N 78°59′W / 33.91, -78.98

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