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North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It was created in 1968 from four existing municipalities north of Myrtle Beach, and serves as one of the primary tourist towns along the Grand Strand. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,752, with the Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway combined statistical area population of 329,449.GeographyNorth Myrtle Beach is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles, of which 13.0 square miles is land and 0.5 square mile is water.The area is divided into four separate areas based on its former municipalities. These are Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Cherry Grove, a spit bordering North Carolina. Atlantic Beach, which lies inside of North Myrtle Beach, chose to remain its own town during the merger.The current city government has pursued a policy of growth through annexation and in October 2008 annexed 2.1sqmi that resulted in the city extending from the North Carolina state line to the city limits of Myrtle Beach.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 10,974 people, 5,406 households, and 3,130 families residing in the city. The population density was 841.6 people per square mile (324.9/km²). There were 18,091 housing units at an average density of 1,387.5 per square mile (535.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.50% White, 2.31% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.Take a look at our United States itinerary website to refine the details of your trip to North Myrtle Beach.
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