Darlington, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 5,999 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 2,700  (45.0%)
Females: 3,299  (55.0%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29532.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $28,436 (it was $24,869 in 2000)
Darlington:

$28,436
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,962 (it was $15,454 in 2000)

Darlington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $87,920 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Darlington:

$87,920
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $136,227; detached houses: $134,310; mobile homes: $30,415

Median gross rent in 2017: $624.

March 2019 cost of living index in Darlington: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.6%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Darlington, SC (2010)
    • 3,80160.4%Black alone
    • 2,36837.7%White alone
    • 440.7%Hispanic
    • 330.5%Two or more races
    • 270.4%Asian alone
    • 130.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

Races in Darlington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Darlington, South Carolina as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Darlington is 907 to 1.


Crime rates in Darlington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.2)
1
(15.3)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.8)
1
(16.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(105.0)
11
(166.0)
4
(61.3)
7
(106.1)
4
(60.2)
5
(77.1)
5
(78.6)
2
(31.7)
3
(48.4)
4
(64.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.6)
3
(49.3)
5
(83.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
21
(315.1)
27
(407.5)
16
(245.2)
9
(136.4)
15
(225.7)
18
(277.7)
12
(188.6)
12
(190.1)
6
(96.8)
11
(176.8)
5
(80.8)
9
(146.8)
7
(114.9)
5
(83.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
141
(2,116)
124
(1,871)
128
(1,962)
119
(1,804)
84
(1,264)
52
(802.2)
61
(958.8)
43
(681.1)
39
(629.0)
64
(1,028)
57
(921.4)
57
(929.9)
54
(886.7)
56
(939.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
97
(1,456)
111
(1,675)
105
(1,609)
154
(2,334)
125
(1,881)
68
(1,049)
85
(1,336)
59
(934.6)
50
(806.5)
56
(899.9)
55
(889.1)
60
(978.8)
66
(1,084)
69
(1,158)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
440
(6,603)
520
(7,848)
530
(8,123)
484
(7,336)
440
(6,622)
368
(5,677)
405
(6,366)
453
(7,176)
396
(6,387)
450
(7,231)
427
(6,903)
455
(7,423)
414
(6,798)
317
(5,319)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
34
(510.2)
30
(452.8)
15
(229.9)
25
(378.9)
17
(255.8)
22
(339.4)
24
(377.2)
11
(174.2)
13
(209.7)
11
(176.8)
18
(291.0)
15
(244.7)
21
(344.8)
27
(453.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.0)
4
(60.4)
2
(30.7)
2
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
1
(15.7)
1
(15.8)
2
(32.3)
2
(32.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1008.61157.11001.51003.9785.7633.1689.6616.7522.3708.7570.2641.1692.3643.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Darlington, SC

Crime rate in Darlington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.03
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: English (7.7%), American (4.9%), European (3.0%), German (2.8%), Scottish (2.1%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 157 feet

Land area: 4.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,398 people per square mile   (low).

Darlington, South Carolina map

67 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $694 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $186 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (68.3 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (83.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (472.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Quinby, SC (3.0 miles ),
Lake Swamp, SC (3.1 miles ),
Florence, SC (3.1 miles ),
Timmonsville, SC (3.5 miles ),
Hartsville, SC (3.6 miles ),
North Hartsville, SC (3.6 miles ),
Danwood, SC (3.7 miles ),
Lydia, SC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 34.30 N, Longitude: 79.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,584 (+26.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 988 (39.5%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Darlington, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Darlington, SC in 2017
Darlington satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $48,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $495,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Darlington, SC residents
Average permit cost in Darlington, SC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Historical population in Darlington, SC
Historical housing units in Darlington, SC
Most common industries in Darlington, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Motor vehicles, parts & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
  • Paper (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Darlington, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Darlington, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Darlington, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Darlington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Darlington city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Darlington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from Darlington center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from Darlington center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Darlington County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Darlington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Darlington:

  • MCLEOD MEDICAL CENTER - DARLINGTON (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 701 CASHUA FERRY ROAD)
  • SOUTHLAND MEDICAL CENTER (115 MEDFORD DR BOX 506)
  • BETHEA BAPTIST HEALTHCARE CENTER (157 HOME AVENUE)
  • DARLINGTON CONV CTR (352 PEARL ST)
  • MEDFORD NURSING CENTER (105 MEDFORD DRIVE)
  • OAKHAVEN NURSING CENTER (123 OAK STREET)
  • DARLINGTON DIALYSIS CENTER INC (103 SALEEBY ROAD)

Airports located in Darlington:

See details about airports located in Darlington, SC

Amtrak station near Darlington:

  • 10 miles: FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Darlington:

  • 13 miles: Robinson 2 in Hartsville, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darlington:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 6 miles; Florence, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,468)
  • Francis Marion University (about 15 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)
  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 39 miles; Sumter, SC; FT enrollment: 3,108)
  • Richmond Community College (about 43 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 47 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Robeson Community College (about 55 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Wingate University (about 58 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)

Public high schools in Darlington:

Private high school in Darlington:

  • TRINITY COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 97, Location: 5001 HOFFMEYER RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Darlington:

  • DARLINGTON MIDDLE (Students: 1,193, Location: 150 PINEDALE DRIVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • ST. JOHNS ELEMENTARY (Students: 646, Location: 140 PARK STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • PATE ELEMENTARY (Students: 460, Location: 1010 INDIAN BRANCH ROAD, Grades: PK-2)
  • CAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 370, Location: 607 FIRST STREET, Grades: PK-2)
  • BRUNSON-DARGAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 252, Location: 400 WELLS STREET, Grades: 3-5)
  • BROCKINGTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 413 BROCKINGTON ROAD, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Darlington

Library in Darlington:

  • DARLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,227,997; Location: 204 N. MAIN STREET; 154,829 books; 3,469 audio materials; 9,691 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 338 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Wilson Medical Center is now McLeod Medical Center - Darlington, 701 Cashua Ferry Road, www.mcleodhealth.org/darlington

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Darlington: Darlington Country Club (A), Darlington City Fire Department (B), Darlington County Library (C), Darlington County Jail (D), Darlington County Health Center (E), Darlington County Courthouse (F), Darlington City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Darlington include: Union Baptist Church (A), Trinity United Methodist Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Salem Baptist Church (D), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (E), Saint James United Methodist Church (F), Friendship Baptist Church (G), First Presbyterian Church of Darlington (H), First Pentecostal Holiness Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grove Hill Cemetery (1), Cannon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Indian Creek (A), Bellyache Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Darlington include: West Broad Street Historic District (1), Saint John Historic District (2), Darlington Industrial Historic District (3), Williamson Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Darlington Raceway - Museum (1301 Harry Byrd Highway), Darlington Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 527 North Main Street), Don's Charter & Tour Service Inc (Tours & Charters; 815 Timmonsville Highway).

Hotels: Best Value Inn (705 Washington Street), Darlington Motel (600 Pearl Street).

Courts: Darlington City - Municipal Court Clerk (400 Pearl Street), Darlington County - Clerk Of Court (County Court House), Darlington County - Family Court- Child Support (County Court House), Darlington County - Family Court- Resident Judge (County Court House), Darlington County - Family Court- Presiding Judge (County Court House).

Birthplace of: Buddy Johnson - Jazz and New York blues pianist and bandleader, David Beasley - Politician, Dorsey Dixon - Musician, Kay Patterson (South Carolina politician) - Politician, Orlando Hudson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Dec 12, 1977), Tommy Gainey - Professional golfer, William Augustus Edwards - Architect, Harry Byrd (baseball) - Baseball player, Cam Newton (safety) - Football player, Charlie English - Major League Baseball third baseman.

Darlington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Darlington and their reported violations in the past:

DARLINGTON COUNTY W&SA (1620001) (Population served: 43,331, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2010), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (APR-14-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (APR-27-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-08-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-23-2011)
DARLINGTON CITY OF (1610001) (Population served: 6,141, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2011)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
185 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Darlington in 2000:

  • 187 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 40 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Darlington (2011 data):

  • Carolina Bank & Trust Co.: 109 Express Lane Branch at 109 Express Lane, branch established on 2000/04/26; Darlington Branch at Orange Street, branch established on 1965/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $358.5 mil, Deposits: $314.2 mil, headquarters in Lamar, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: First Carolina Bancshares Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Darlington Main at 58 Public Square, branch established on 1964/04/01; Lamar Highway Branch at 202 Lamar Highway, branch established on 1980/06/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Palmetto Savings Bank, F.S.B.: Darlington Branch at 206 Cashua Street, branch established on 1934/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $625.7 mil, Deposits: $495.8 mil, headquarters in Camden, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Dedicated Community Bank: at 202 Cashua Street, branch established on 1986/03/10. Info updated 2009/06/17: Bank assets: $40.4 mil, Deposits: $34.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Darlington County Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Darlington Branch at 511 Pearl Street, branch established on 1992/04/24. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Darlington Branch at 213 South Main Street, branch established on 1964/05/25. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Darlington:

Marital status in Darlington, SC
  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Darlington:

  • High school or higher: 77.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Darlington
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Darlington, SC (based on Darlington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,65985
Mainline Protestant7,87737
Black Protestant4,23017
Other1,9214
Catholic5002
None36,494-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Darlington County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Darlington County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Darlington County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Darlington County:

30.5%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.3%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.5%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Darlington:

29.2
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Darlington:

19.0%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Darlington:

35.7%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

56.4%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Darlington:

81.2%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Darlington, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$104,014$41,6060$0
Firefighters 10$30,108$36,1301$266
Solid Waste Management 10$20,495$24,5940$0
Other and Unallocable 9$28,168$37,5572$1,096
Streets and Highways 7$13,033$22,3420$0
Water Supply 5$21,461$51,5060$0
Parks and Recreation 4$8,321$24,9631$855
Police - Other 3$9,008$36,0329$5,987
Sewerage 3$10,381$41,5240$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,190$31,1401$2,347
Other Government Administration 2$9,989$59,9346$2,002
Financial Administration 2$11,924$71,5440$0
Fire - Other 1$2,323$27,8760$0
Totals for Government 88$274,415$37,42020$12,553

Darlington government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,015,000 ($335.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $932,000 ($155.36)
    Water Utilities: $893,000 ($148.86)
    Regular Highways: $636,000 ($106.02)
    Central Staff Services: $626,000 ($104.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $526,000 ($87.68)
    Sewerage: $497,000 ($82.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $395,000 ($65.84)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $116,000 ($19.34)
    General Public Buildings: $109,000 ($18.17)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($17.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($12.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($9.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $663,000 ($110.52)
    Sewerage: $426,000 ($71.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000 ($15.17)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($9.17)
    General - Other: $42,000 ($7.00)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($6.67)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($5.33)
    General Public Building: $13,000 ($2.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,938,000 ($489.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($14.00)

Darlington government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $961,000 ($160.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $913,000 ($152.19)
    Other: $35,000 ($5.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($4.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $140,000 ($23.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($1.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $72,000 ($12.00)
    Education: $72,000 ($12.00)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($1.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $361,000 ($60.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $49,000 ($8.17)
    Donations From Private Sources: $32,000 ($5.33)
    Rents: $27,000 ($4.50)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.67)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,016,000 ($169.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $456,000 ($76.01)
    General Local Government Support: $395,000 ($65.84)
    Other: $100,000 ($16.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($4.17)
  • Tax - Property: $2,202,000 ($367.06)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $865,000 ($144.19)
    Public Utility License: $497,000 ($82.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $266,000 ($44.34)
    Amusements License: $50,000 ($8.33)

Darlington government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,354,000 ($559.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,964,000 ($494.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $521,000 ($86.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $131,000 ($21.84)

Darlington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $381,000 ($63.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,426,000 ($571.10)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Florence County, SC  1.88% ($35,894 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.29% ($29,567)
from Richland County, SC  0.21% ($31,980)


5.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Florence County, SC  1.87% ($34,779 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.39% ($41,756)
to Richland County, SC  0.30% ($33,429)
Businesses in Darlington, SC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul2
FedEx1UPS1
Ford1Verizon Wireless1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Darlington:

  • WPFM (1400 AM; 1 kW; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WOLS (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: WOLS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYNN (540 AM; 0 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHSC (1450 AM; 1 kW; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJDJ (1490 AM; 1 kW; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: BEAVER COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Darlington:

  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W237AS (95.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Darlington:

  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
Darlington fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Darlington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 331ft / 101mTotal length
  • $4,564,000Total costs
  • 144,240Total average daily traffic
  • 9,809Total average daily truck traffic
  • 150,046Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Darlington, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Darlington, SC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$78,6876$77,39819$125,5011$33,1301$563,0004$42,0351$25,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$64,2330$00$01$69,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$52,3453$129,13017$85,1931$79,8500$02$129,0100$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$70,8755$123,1380$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$108,1000$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0114.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$147,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$105,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00 , 0114.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Darlington, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Darlington, SC - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 81. The highest number of reported fires - 202 took place in 2017, and the least - 20 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Darlington, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.8%), and Outside Fires (39.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Darlington, SC
    • 49840.8%Structure Fires
    • 47839.1%Outside Fires
    • 22618.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 191.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Darlington, SC
Most common first names in Darlington, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23970.2 years
Mary17775.8 years
William14871.3 years
John14570.2 years
Robert13969.8 years
Willie11570.4 years
Annie8578.8 years
George8572.2 years
Charles6866.3 years
Thomas6768.1 years
Most common last names in Darlington, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown12067.8 years
Johnson10767.2 years
Williams10672.6 years
Jackson10470.1 years
Davis10173.1 years
Smith7172.7 years
Odom6773.4 years
James6472.1 years
Thomas5775.6 years
Gandy5469.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Darlington, SC
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 37.7%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Darlington, SC
  • 76.2%Electricity
  • 18.2%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Darlington compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Darlington on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #81 (29532) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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