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Living in Conway

Welcome to your Future Home

The home of CCU and located just twelve milesConway Bridge/Riverwalk 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*

County Horry

Size 21.94 square miles

Population 27,076 people

Median Age 39 years

Flood Zone AE (1% annual chance)

Climate Humid Subtropical

*Information gathered from 2021 US Census and 2022 Conway SCNow data.


An infographic depicting top occupations - Office and Admin 13.63 percent, Sales 12.61 percent, and Education 9.70%


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 here   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.