About Conway

Living in Conway

Welcome to your Future HomeConway Bridge/Riverwalk

The home of CCU and located just twelve miles from the beach, Conway, South Carolina is a southern gem that is perfect for your new career. With historic flair, bustling local businesses, and the beautiful riverwalk, this city is a place for you to thrive. Here, we provide you with economic, housing, and recreational information - learning about life in Conway has never been easier!




Quick Facts*

*Information gathered from 2021 US Census and 2022 Conway SCNow data.
County Horry
Size 21.94 square miles
Population 27,076 people
Median Age 39 years
Flood Zone AE (1% annual chance)
Climate Humid Subtropical

EconomyAn image of the top occupations in Horry County - Office and Administration, Sales, and Education.

Overview of the Economy
Labor Force 12,745
Top Job Industries Food Service, Sales, Healthcare, Office/Admin, Education
Median Household Income $46,587
Conway Sales Tax Rate 8%
Yearly Spending
Shelter $9,143
Transportation $7,861
Food/Beverages $6,445
Health Care $3,799
Utilities $3,378


Conway is full of beautiful nature escapes that are perfect for outdoor adventure or relaxing walks. Stroll alongside the Waccamaw River on the 1.3-mile trail of the Conway Riverwalk. Visit the Waccamaw National Wildlife & Refuge to see the native wildlife that resides in the tidal wetlands & forests of Conway. 

Food and AttractionsFood

Food and attractions along the South Carolina Grand Strand are endless! Take a break to enjoy some of the local favorites in and around Conway.


Visit CCU's off campus housing website for faculty, staff, students. 


View emergency and utility resources:
Check out these surrounding cities:
Conway Medical Center Socastee 12.2 mi.
Conway Fire Department Carolina Forest 12.3 mi.
Conway Police Department Myrtle Beach 14.1 mi.
Utilities Surfside Beach 18.7 mi.
Know Your Flood Zone Garden City 20.4 mi.