Little River, South Carolina

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Little River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 7,027 at the 2000 census.

The river from which it takes its name flows into the Atlantic at the border between South Carolina and North Carolina, the inlet being a breakpoint for tropical cyclone warnings.



Little River is located at 33°52′18″N 78°37′40″W / 33.87167°N 78.62778°W / 33.87167; -78.62778 (33.871629, -78.627733)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.8 square miles (28.0 km²), of which, 10.5 square miles (27.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (3.33%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,027 people, 3,287 households, and 2,225 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 671.9 people per square mile (259.4/km²). There were 4,715 housing units at an average density of 450.8/sq mi (174.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.40% White, 6.80% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 3,287 households out of which 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.53.

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