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Darlington, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Darlington had a population of 5,885 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Darlington: Darlington Court House.

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Darlington, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,885
Daytime Population: Workers 3,582
Daytime Population: Residents 3,679
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,261
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 5,742
Population in Familes 4,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 1,294
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $32,585
Average Household Income $50,058
Per Capita Income $21,743


Total Housing Units 2,997 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,388 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,098 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $88,670
Average Home Value $116,361


Total Households 2,485
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,532
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.91% -0.71%
Households -0.81% -0.64%
Families -0.92% -0.77%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2017 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 # 87 78th
Population Density # 83 79th
Diversity Index # 190 52nd
Median Household Income # 292 27th
Per Capita Income # 166 58th

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