Darlington, SC 29540 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29540: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Darlington, SC 29540

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 297
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,967
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Darlington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.301, Longitude -79.876
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Darlington, SC 29540 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,570
Population in Households 5,564
Population in Familes 4,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 62
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,999
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,569 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 430 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $66,717
Average Home Value $114,261


Median Household Income $37,988
Average Household Income $49,875
Per Capita Income $17,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.25%
Households 0.06% -0.1%
Families -0.1% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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 29540 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29540 to the other 393 ZIP Codes 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 # 211 47th
Population Density1 # 244 38th
Diversity Index2 # 138 65th
Median Household Income # 207 48th
Per Capita Income # 294 25th

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