Myrtle Beach area second fastest growing metropolitan area, data shows

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The Myrtle Beach area is growing, and new U.S. Census data shows the area is the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States.

The data shows that between 2016 and 2017, Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach metropolitan statistical area has grown by 3.7 percent, following closely behind St. George, Utah, that grew 4 percent between 2016 and 2017.

According to a post on the Myrtle Beach City Government Facebook page, from July 2015 to July 2016, Myrtle Beach grew by 3.9 percent.

Last year, the population in Myrtle Beach was 464,165 people.