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Conway was originally founded in 1732 as the village of Kingston

Conway is the County Seat of Horry County, SC

Conway has been designated as a Tree City USA for 27 consecutive years

Conway has very little, if any, parking meters! Most parking spaces in and around the downtown area are 2 hour spaces - free parking for 2 hours!

Population, 2013 estimate 19,300
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 17,291
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 11.6%
Population, 2010 17,103
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 20.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 13.2%
Female persons, percent, 2010 54.3%
White alone, percent, 2010 (a) 59.6%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) 37.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.2%
Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) Z
Two or More Races, percent, 2010 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) 2.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 58.4%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 72.6%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 2.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 3.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 23.8%
Veterans, 2009-2013 1,410
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 20.5
Housing units, 2010 7,238
Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 54.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 31.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 $149,700
Households, 2009-2013 6,344
Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.62
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $19,036
Median household income, 2009-2013 $34,732
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 32.7%

Business QuickFacts Conway South Carolina
Total number of firms, 2007 2,464
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.8%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 F
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 S
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 S
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 19.1%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) D
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 117,436
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 513,238
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $34,118
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 64,429

Geography QuickFacts Conway South Carolina Land area in square miles, 2010 21.94
Persons per square mile, 2010 779.5
FIPS Code 16405
Counties Horry County

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 25 firms

Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, County Business Patterns, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Census of Governments
Last Revised: Thursday, 28-May-2015 16:08:18 EDT
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