Fact Sheet

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.

How many annual visitors?

  • 18.6 million (2016 estimate per D.K. Shifflet)

How many golf courses?

  • 88 (2016)

How many rounds of golf played annually?

  • Approximately 2.7 million (2016 estimate)

How many miniature golf courses?

  • 34

How many full-service restaurants?

  • Approximately 1,800 (in Horry & Georgetown counties)

How many live entertainment theaters?

  • 7, with a total of over 7,500 seats

How many hotels?

  • Approximately 425

How many rooms?

How many outlet stores?

  • Over 300

Population of Horry County?

  • 309,199 (2015 estimate)

Population of Myrtle Beach?

  • 31,027 (2015 estimate)

Population of the Grand Strand?

  • Approximately 370,497 (Horry County and Georgetown County 2015 estimate)

Square miles in Horry County?

  • 1,134 (largest in South Carolina)

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