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Socastee, South Carolina
Socastee Swing Bridge
Socastee Swing Bridge
Location of Socastee inSouth Carolina
Location of Socastee in
South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Horry
 • Total 13.9 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Land 13.4 sq mi (34.6 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total 19,952
 • Density 1,435/sq mi (554.2/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code 45-67390
GNIS feature ID 1226740

Socastee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 19,952 at the 2010 census.


Socastee is an Indigenous American name referred to as "Sawkastee" in a 1711 land grant to Percival Pawley. A skirmish between small forces of American and British troops occurred near Socastee Creek in 1781. By the 1870s, the Socastee community was a significant center for the production and distribution of naval stores such as turpentine and tar. This area included a saw mill, turpentine distilleries, cotton gin, grist mill, cooper shop and general store. The Socastee Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.


Socastee is located at 33°41′N 79°0′W / 33.683°N 79.000°W / 33.683; -79.000 (33.686 -78.993).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36.0 km²), of which, 13.4 square miles (34.6 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.81%) is water.


2020 census

Socastee racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 15,734 70.83%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,627 7.32%
Native American 91 0.41%
Asian 443 1.99%
Pacific Islander 33 0.15%
Other/Mixed 1,226 5.52%
Hispanic or Latino 3,059 13.77%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 22,213 people, 8,798 households, and 5,903 families residing in the CDP.


Socastee has a public library, a branch of the Horry County Memorial Library.

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