Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

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Atlantic Beach, South Carolina
Nickname(s): 
The Black Pearl
Atlantic Beach is located in South Carolina
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Location within the state of South Carolina
Atlantic Beach is located in the United States
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach (the United States)
Atlantic Beach is located in North America
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach (North America)
Coordinates: 33°48′10″N 78°43′1″W / 33.80278°N 78.71694°W / 33.80278; -78.71694Coordinates: 33°48′10″N 78°43′1″W / 33.80278°N 78.71694°W / 33.80278; -78.71694
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
CountyHorry
Area
 • Total0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total351
 • Density2,214.5/sq mi (855.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
29582
Area code(s)843
FIPS code45-03205[1]
GNIS feature ID1231019[2]
Websitewww.townofatlanticbeachsc.com

Atlantic Beach is a town in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 334 at the 2010 census. Most of the land around the town is annexed into the city of North Myrtle Beach.

History[edit]

Atlantic Beach is commonly nicknamed "The Black Pearl", the rich culture of the town of Atlantic Beach was formed of mostly Gullah people, descendants of slaves who lived for 300 years on the Sea Islands from Wilmington, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida. In the early 1930’s, defying Jim Crow laws in the segregated south, debunking black stereotypes, and broadening the enterprises of the Gullah people, black men and women opened hotels, restaurants, night clubs, and novelty shops in Atlantic Beach. They would travel along Interstate 95, US 17 and SC 9, coming from nearby southern states, where racial segregation took its toll.[3]

Geography[edit]

Atlantic Beach is located at 33°48′10″N 78°43′01″W / 33.802838°N 78.717007°W / 33.802838; -78.717007.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970215
198028934.4%
199044654.3%
2000351−21.3%
2010334−4.8%
Est. 2016402[5]20.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 351 people, 132 households, and 83 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,214.5 people per square mile (847.0/km2). There were 244 housing units at an average density of 1,539.4 per square mile (588.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 9.69% White, 82.05% African American, 7.12% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.97% of the population.

There were 132 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.9% were married couples living together, 37.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $20,313. Males had a median income of $16,477 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,492. About 31.3% of families and 27.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 27.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ http://www.townofatlanticbeachsc.com/history.html}}
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.

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