Strand’s Growth Sky HIgh

With a one year population jump of over 12,000 people, Myrtle Beach metropolitan statistical area ranked as the second fastest-growing in the nation from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
The growth in Horry County alone, about 9,300 new residents in the year, approached the boom years of 2005 to2007 when Census numbers show more than 10,000 new residents a year. (Steve Jones from The Sun News, March 26, 2015)