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Darlington, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Darlington had a population of 5,958 as of July 1, 2016. Darlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Darlington is located at latitude 34.3014 and longitude -79.8673 in Darlington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Darlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Darlington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The City of Darlington (GNIS ID: 2404189) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Darlington is located within Darlington Division of Darlington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Darlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Darlington: Darlington Court House.

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


Total Population 5,958
Population in Households 5,814
Population in Familes 4,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density1 1,310
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 2,530
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,563
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,372 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,159 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 465 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $83,372
Average Home Value $111,551


Median Household Income $30,999
Average Household Income $48,418
Per Capita Income $21,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.86% -0.66%
Households -0.65% -0.54%
Families -0.75% -0.67%
Median Household Income   -0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darlington to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 86 79th
Population Density1 # 80 80th
Diversity Index2 # 193 51st
Median Household Income # 296 26th
Per Capita Income # 156 61st

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