Surfside Beach, South Carolina is a small town with a population of slightly more than 4,000. Middle-aged professionals will feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 48, are notably older than most cities in South Carolina. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 68% of residents own their homes. The average rent for Surfside Beach is $107/month more than the state average.
There are three primary industries in Surfside Beach: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 26% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just under $62,000, Surfside Beach workers take home roughly the same as the average South Carolina resident. However, Surfside Beach compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Surfside Beach has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.
Surfside Beach has an average commute time of about 20 minutes, quicker than the South Carolina average of about 24 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, selected by 36% of commuters, while public transit isn't used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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