Darlington, SC Profile: Facts & Data

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Darlington, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Darlington had a population of 5,890 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Darlington: Darlington Court House.

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Darlington, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,890
Population in Households 5,746
Population in Familes 4,589
Population in Group Qrtrs 144
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $53,549
Per Capita Income $23,012

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,520 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $92,949
Average Home Value $126,168
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,463
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,511
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.79% -0.57%
Households -0.82% -0.57%
Families -0.97% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 # 88 78th
Population Density # 84 79th
Diversity Index # 194 52nd
Median Household Income # 273 30th
Per Capita Income # 156 61st

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