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ZIP Code 29579

Primary City:Myrtle Beach, SC (View All Cities)
County: Horry County
Timezone: Eastern (3:29pm)
Area code: 843 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.8, -78.9
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29579

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29579. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 29579. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29579, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Myrtle Beach, SC
Unacceptable:
Carolina Forest

Stats and Demographics for the 29579 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29579 is located in east South Carolina and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 29579 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29579 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 32,180
Population Density 735 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,058
Median Home Value $183,000
Land Area 43.78 sq mi
Water Area 0.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,865
Median Household Income $51,414

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0781,0731,0161,0141,6831,5301,2551,1521,0931,02981080987175245921313464
Female1,0509931,0009981,7091,4121,2171,1701,0931,0571,005881945682388232169144
Total2,1282,0662,0162,0123,3922,9422,4722,3222,1862,0861,8151,6901,8161,434847445303208

Gender

 Male 16,035 50%
 Female 16,145 50%
Gender

Race

 White 27,235 84.6%
 Black Or African American 2,591 8.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 112 0.3%
 Asian 641 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 27 0.1%
 Other Race 738 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 836 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1791,1071,4911,5441,6151,19939557
Renter1,2801,6389696414082028456
Total1,4592,7452,4602,1852,0231,401479113

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,145 48%
 Single Guardian 2,047 16%
 Singles 2,936 23%
 Singles With Roommate 1,737 14%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,687 68%
 Households with Kids 4,178 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male204227213200208196228204237242190185214185198194200193229292
Female209205199219176215177214211209210185183213187181194181255344
Total413432412419384411405418448451400370397398385375394374484636

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29579 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29579 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 29579 real estate data, the median home value of $183,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 29579. Rentals in 29579 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29579 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 32,161 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 15 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,267 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,320 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,278 31%
 Households Vacant 4,193 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,190 28%
 Rented & Unoccupied 52 1%
 For Sale Only 371 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 50 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,141 51%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 389 9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,049 22%
 1 Bedroom 630 13%
 2 Bedroom 1,159 25%
 3+ Bedroom 1,832 39%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $51,414 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 29579 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 29579 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,585 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,017 32%
 No Earnings 6,828 27%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 10,585 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 8,017 32%
 No Earnings 6,828 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,336 96.3%
 Public transportation 40 0.3%
 Taxicab 13 0.1%
 Motorcycle 14 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 156 1.0%
 Worked at Home 361 2.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 811 8%
 High School Graduate 5,436 51%
 Associate's degree 949 9%
 Bachelor's degree 2,647 25%
 Master's degree 521 5%
 Professional school degree 221 2%
 Doctorate degree 125 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,423 87.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 353 5.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 418 6.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29579

ZIP Code 29579 is in the Horry 01 School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29579.

Carolina Forest Elementary
285 Carolina Forest Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
Bridgewater Academy Charter
191 River Landing Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
Forestbrook Elementary
4000 Panthers Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
Ocean Bay Middle School
905 International Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
Ocean Bay Elementary
950 International Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
River Oaks Elementary
700 Augusta Plantation Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Horry 01 School District
Carolina Forest High School
700 Gardner Lacy Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Horry 01 School District
Academy for Arts/Science/Technology
895 International Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Horry 01 School District
Palmetto Academy of Learning Motorsports (palm)
136 Rodeo Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Horry 01 School District
Myrtle Beach Sda Christian School
2351 Carolina Forest Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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