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Litchfield Beach, South Carolina
Litchfield Beach.jpg
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Georgetown
Developed 1960
 • Total 8,370
Time zone Eastern
 • Summer (DST) Eastern
Area code(s) 843

Litchfield Beach, also known simply as Litchfield, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in South Carolina, United States. It was first listed as a CDP in the 2020 census with a population of 8,370.

It lies three miles north of Pawleys Island, on the South Carolina Grand Strand. The communities Litchfield-By-The-Sea and North Litchfield are within Litchfield Beach.

The community takes its name from Litchfield Plantation, a rice plantation founded early in the 18th century. It initially started in the 1950s as Retreat Beach. Modern development of the community began in the 1960s.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 8,370
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Litchfield Beach CDP, South Carolina – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020 % 2020
White alone (NH) 7,094 84.76%
Black or African American alone (NH) 753 9.00%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 17 0.20%
Asian alone (NH) 34 0.41%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 10 0.12%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 23 0.27%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 198 2.37%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 241 2.88%
Total 8,370 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

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