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Population in 2012: 6,221 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.4%
 

Males: 2,598  (41.8%)
Females: 3,623  (58.2%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29532.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,749 (it was $24,869 in 2000)
Darlington:

$23,749
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,639

Darlington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,327 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Darlington:

$85,327
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $120,612; Detached houses: $124,192; Mobile homes: $26,481

Median gross rent in 2012: $507.

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  • Black alone - 3,801 (60.4%)
  • White alone - 2,368 (37.7%)
  • Hispanic - 44 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 33 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 27 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Darlington: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (9.3%), United States (6.8%), English (5.4%), German (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 157 feet

Land area: 4.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,450 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Darlington:

  • High school or higher: 77.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Darlington city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

227 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.6%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Darlington, South Carolina as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Darlington to the number of sex offenders is 109 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $530 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $310 (0.5%)

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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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.30 N, Longitude: 79.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,963 (+31.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 695 (29.4%)

Area code: 843

Darlington household income distribution Darlington home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Darlington by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 011102110001
per 100,000 0.014.514.915.00.030.215.315.20.00.00.015.8
Rapes 2425711474552
per 100,000 29.458.129.975.0105.0166.061.3106.160.277.178.631.7
Robberies 20191222212716915181212
per 100,000 293.9276.2179.4330.2315.1407.5245.2136.4225.7277.7188.6190.1
Assaults 116104769614112412811984526143
per 100,000 1704.61511.81136.21440.82115.81871.41961.71803.61264.1802.2958.8681.1
Burglaries 10115510913697111105154125688559
per 100,000 1484.22253.21629.52041.11455.61675.21609.22334.01881.11049.11336.1934.6
Thefts 299409438469440520530484440368405453
per 100,000 4393.85945.66548.17038.96602.67847.98122.67335.66621.55677.36365.97175.7
Auto thefts 373323363430152517222411
per 100,000 543.7479.7343.8540.3510.2452.8229.9378.9255.8339.4377.2174.2
Arson 292214220111
per 100,000 29.4130.829.930.015.060.430.730.30.015.415.715.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 764.6881.8727.7931.3994.01140.4987.1989.5774.4624.0679.6607.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.96
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Darlington, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,232 (-15.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Darlington-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 80% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 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 Darlington 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 the city 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
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Darlington center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.7 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Darlington:

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

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Airports located in Darlington:


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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: 3,088)
  • Francis Marion University (about 14 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,329)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 47 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 4,818)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 61 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 61 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Benedict College (about 69 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 70 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)

Private high school in Darlington:

  • TRINITY COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 5001 HOFFMEYER RD; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Darlington:

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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

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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).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/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.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 11.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

10.6

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

DARLINGTON COUNTY W&SA (Address: 1701 HARRY BYRD HIGHWAY , Population served: 41755, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
DARLINGTON CITY OF (Population served: 7237, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2005 and NOV-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2006)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.2%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Darlington, SC

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

Darlington compared to South Carolina state average:

Darlington, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Darlington, South Carolina:

  • Big Apple Inn, 706 Washington St, Darlington, SC 29532 , Phone: (843) 393-8990
  • Darlington Motel, 600 Pearl St, Darlington, SC 29532 , Phone: (843) 393-2881
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Darlington, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Darlington travel time to work - commute


Darlington mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

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Religion statistics for Darlington city (based on Darlington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.77%
Here44.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentBaha'i
Adherents47.8%23.8%4.5%4.0%3.7%
Congregations29.2%25.5%5.7%0.9%0.9%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.8%1.8%8.1%
Congregations1.9%4.7%5.7%1.9%23.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Darlington County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Darlington County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Darlington County:

30.5%
South Carolina:

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

13.0%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$20,240$48,5767$1,703
Judicial and Legal 2$3,777$22,6620$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$82,649$38,1460$0
Police - Other 3$7,116$28,46412$6,250
Firefighters 7$19,527$33,4755$4,457
Streets and Highways 9$13,204$17,6050$0
Solid Waste Management 8$10,800$16,2000$0
Sewerage 3$8,980$35,9200$0
Parks and Recreation 3$3,658$14,6322$1,306
Water Supply 10$17,913$21,4960$0
Other and Unallocable 5$13,503$32,4070$0
Totals for Government 81$201,367$29,83226$13,716

Darlington government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,466,000 ($235.65)
    Water Utilities: $1,134,000 ($182.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $636,000 ($102.23)
    Central Staff Services: $535,000 ($86.00)
    Regular Highways: $443,000 ($71.21)
    Fire Protection: $409,000 ($65.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $259,000 ($41.63)
    Financial Administration: $221,000 ($35.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $93,000 ($14.95)
    Parking Facilities: $89,000 ($14.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $81,000 ($13.02)
    General Public Buildings: $77,000 ($12.38)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($3.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $87,000 ($13.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $275,000 ($44.21)
    Water Utilities: $211,000 ($33.92)
    Central Staff: $195,000 ($31.35)
    General Public Building: $96,000 ($15.43)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($9.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($9.97)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($4.02)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($3.70)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.16)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,990,000 ($480.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $70,000 ($11.25)

Darlington government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $523,000 ($84.07)
    All Other: $125,000 ($20.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($4.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $265,000 ($42.60)
    All Other: $66,000 ($10.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $604,000 ($97.09)
    All Other: $66,000 ($10.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $355,000 ($57.06)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($4.18)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,539,000 ($247.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $328,000 ($52.72)
    All Other: $87,000 ($13.98)
  • Tax - Property: $1,047,000 ($168.30)
    NEC: $689,000 ($110.75)
    Public Utilities: $421,000 ($67.67)

Darlington government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,161,000 ($186.63)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,450,000 ($233.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,450,000 ($233.08)
    Water Utilities: $1,061,000 ($170.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($16.07)

Darlington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $624,000 ($100.31)

5.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Florence County, SC  2.03% ($26,542 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.29% ($25,629)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.20% ($18,042)


6.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Florence County, SC  2.26% ($26,172 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.29% ($22,757)
to Richland County, SC  0.25% ($30,721)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Darlington, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 35
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 55
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 40
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 102
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 5
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Darlington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $165,000
Total average daily traffic: 37,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,677
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 58,821



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 55
  • Hazardous Condition: 16
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Darlington


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Darlington, SC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Curves1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1

Darlington on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Wayne Stanley Severance, Jr. (5)
  • Ronda Duke Brown (1)
  • Matthew Watford (1)
  • Marion L. Andrews (1)
  • Daniel E. Smith (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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