The results are in, and after the folks at LawnStarter.com reviewed U.S. Census Bureau data, they've concluded that Myrtle Beach/Conway is the fastest growing "college town" metro between 2010 and 2016. The Grand Strand metro outpaced Greeley, Colorado, Fargo, North Dakota, Fort Collins, Colorado Aubern-Opelika, Alabama, Bryan-College Station, Texas, Wilmington, North Carolina and Iowa City, Iowa.
The study revealed that "in 2010-16, the population of the Myrtle Beach area climbed 18.7 percent. From 2015 to 2016 alone, the area’s population jumped 3.9 percent, making it the country’s second fastest-growing metro area during that time."
Devin Parks, director of economic development & government relations for the Conway Chamber of Commerce said “The area is gaining population because our secret is finally out,” Parks says. “With a low cost of living combined with our excellent academic institutions and booming tourist industry, our area is known as an ideal location to raise a family, or settle down and enjoy retirement.”
Look more into LawnStarter.com's study and findings here!