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Encyclopedia > Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Skyline of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Location of Murrells Inlet inSouth Carolina
Location of Murrells Inlet in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°33′6″N 79°2′56″W / 33.55167, -79.04889
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Georgetown
Area
 - City 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km²)
 - Land 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km²)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 5,519
 - Density 751.9/sq mi (290.3/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)

Murrells Inlet is a census-designated place (CDP) in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,519 at the 2000 census. It was once primarily a fishing village, but has built up in modern time, along with the rest of the Grand Strand into a popular tourist and retirement location. It is most known for Restaurant Row a cluster of award-winning seafood and barbecue restaurants on its Main Street. There is also a local island in the inlet named Goat Island. The town gained some minor national fame when it featured the lowest average gasoline price in the nation, at $2.18 a gallon. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (1800 × 1139 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... This is a list of the counties of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Goat Island is a known local island attraction in the inlet of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. ... “Petrol” redirects here. ...


Geography

Murrells Inlet is located at 33°33′6″N, 79°2′56″W (33.551593, -79.048794)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.5 km² (7.5 mi²). 19.0 km² (7.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (2.26%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,519 people, 2,585 households, and 1,654 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 290.3/km² (751.8/mi²). There were 3,151 housing units at an average density of 165.8/km² (429.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.59% White, 7.12% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,585 households out of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.59. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,877, and the median income for a family was $47,194. Males had a median income of $30,562 versus $26,178 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,197. About 5.4% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Maps and aerial photos for 33°33′06″N 79°02′56″W / 33.551593, -79.048794Coordinates: 33°33′06″N 79°02′56″W / 33.551593, -79.048794

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