Myrtle Beach/Conway deemed 'fastest growing' college town

The results are in, and after the folks at 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's study and findings here!

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