Darlington County SC Information


Darlington County Subdivisions

Darlington County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 68,170
Population in Households 66,799
Population in Familes 55,713
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,371
Population Density1 122
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 26,768
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 18,501
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,695 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,073 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,901 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $88,475
Average Home Value $127,886


Median Household Income $39,388
Average Household Income $54,947
Per Capita Income $22,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.21%
Households 0.14% -0.07%
Families -0.04% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Darlington County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darlington County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 59th
Population Density1 # 20 59th
Diversity Index2 # 20 59th
Median Household Income # 23 52nd
Per Capita Income # 23 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.