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Darlington County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2016: 67,234 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 67,394 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,686
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,314
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,849
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,531 (it was 5,944 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 561 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Darlington County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (23.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Darlington County, South Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (55.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (40.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years
Males: 31,105  (46.3%)
Females: 36,129  (53.7%)
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Darlington County,SC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Darlington County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,841 ($31,087 in 1999)

This county:

$36,841
South Carolina:

$49,501

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $530)
This county:

$438
State:

$653


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,900 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Darlington:

$84,900
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,300 - $161,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $957
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 796

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 30
  • Robberies: 41
  • Assaults: 745
  • Burglaries: 770
  • Thefts: 1250
  • Auto thefts: 220

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 585
  • Burglaries: 812
  • Thefts: 1119
  • Auto thefts: 207
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 105 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2008: 68 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2011: 75 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2012: 75 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2014: 97 buildings, average cost: $177,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $473 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $256 (0.4%)

Darlington County household income distribution in 2009 Darlington County home values distribution Darlington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.8%
Darlington County:

19.8%
South Carolina:

15.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.9% for American Indian residents, 33.4% for other race residents, 57.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.2 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 37.4 years old, American Indian residents: 44.8 years old, Asian residents: 35.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.5 years old, Other race residents: 9.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Darlington County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $481 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $578 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hartsville, Darlington, Lake Swamp, North Hartsville, Lamar, Society Hill, Lydia.

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

2012 air pollution in Darlington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Darlington County: Scenic Area Hunt Camp (A), Long Lane Hunt Camp (B), Willow Oak Hunt Camp (C), Indian Creek Rifle Range (D), Brick House Campground (E), Jollystreet (F), Hope Station (G), Long Lane (H), Bush River Community Center (I), Bakers Cross Roads (J), Neel Poultry Farm (K), Price Poultry Farm (L), Iron's Poultry Farm (M), Mayer Farms (N), Nichols Poultry Farm (O), Four County State Fish Hatchery (P), Newberry Country Club (Q), Newberry County Rural Fire Department Fairview (R), Newberry County Rural Fire Department Stoney Hill (S), Newberry County Rural Fire Department O'Neal (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Darlington County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Oak Grove Church (B), New Hope Church (C), New Fellowship Church (D), New Chapel (E), New Bush River Church (F), Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), Mount Pilgrim Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bachman Chapel Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Bethlehem Cemetery (3), Bozeman-Scurry Graveyard (4), Bush River Quaker Cemetery (5), Cannon Creek Cemetery (6), Capers Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sandhill Farms Pond (A), Smiths Pond (B), Parrs Pond (C), Greenslades Pond (D), Eptings Pond (E), Caldwells Pond (F), Parr Shoals Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Enoree River (A), Big Beavedam Creek (B), Susannah Branch (C), Stephens Branch (D), Snap Branch (E), Sharps Branch (F), Welch Creek (G), Mudlick Creek (H), Pattersons Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Darlington County include: Broad River Scenic Area (1), Mollys Rock Recreation Area (2), Billy Dreher Island State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Etowah County, Alabama , Cherokee County, Georgia , Robeson County, North Carolina , Yalobusha County, Mississippi , Madison County, Georgia , Hardeman County, Texas , White County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,538
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,233 (46.3% naturalized citizens)

Darlington County:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 119
  • 2000 to 2009: 347
  • 1990 to 1999: 381
  • 1980 to 1989: 74
  • 1970 to 1979: 124
  • Before 1970: 171
Note: State values scaled to Darlington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.4%

Darlington County marital status for males Darlington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,123
  • One, attached: 164
  • Two: 875
  • 3 or 4: 814
  • 5 to 9: 487
  • 10 to 19: 221
  • 20 to 49: 185
  • 50 or more: 384
  • Mobile homes: 8,387

Housing units in Darlington County with a mortgage: 8,823 (97 second mortgage, 561 home equity loan, 38 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,769

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Darlington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,65985
Mainline Protestant7,87737
Black Protestant4,23017
Other1,9214
Catholic5002
None36,494-
Darlington County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Darlington County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This 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.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Darlington County:

13.4%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Darlington County:

30.5%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Darlington County:

Average size of farms: 447 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $109,636
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $276.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.37%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $118,230
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $124,187
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.76
Corn for grain: 10445 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 11787 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 20276 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27583 harvested acres
Vegetables: 193 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Darlington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 1754124.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 81 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 38 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Darlington County-area historical earthquake activity is near 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 99.3 miles away from Darlington County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from the county 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 88.9 miles away from the county 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 133.2 miles away from the county 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 33.9 miles away from Darlington County center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 30, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1299: September 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1299, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Paper (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • India (19%)
  • El Salvador (15%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Romania (6%)
  • Haiti (6%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Darlington County (%):

  • American (15%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Darlington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,460 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,172 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 206 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 399 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 932 (4.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Darlington County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 488 people in nursing homes
  • 258 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 164 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 101 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 81 people in other group homes
  • 66 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 40 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 40 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Darlington County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 557 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 434 people in college/university student housing
  • 225 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 72 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,044.

4.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
South Carolina average:

6.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.17% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($18,941 average AGI)
1.57% relocated from other states ($11,730 average AGI)
Darlington County:

1.57%
South Carolina average:

3.58%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Florence County, SC  1.65% ($26,476 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.25% ($29,842)
from Lee County, SC  0.25% ($29,421)
from Horry County, SC  0.15% ($23,706)
from Richland County, SC  0.14% ($32,063)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.11% ($24,640)
from Sumter County, SC  0.10% ($28,125)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
South Carolina average:

6.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($20,690 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($9,932 average AGI)
Darlington County:

1.72%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Florence County, SC  1.83% ($28,315 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.28% ($32,152)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.27% ($27,968)
to Horry County, SC  0.19% ($25,778)
to Lee County, SC  0.15% ($20,400)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.09% ($19,286)
to Charleston County, SC  0.09% ($30,524)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Darlington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Darlington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Darlington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,493 (8,703 aged, 2,790 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,439 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Darlington County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (786)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (715)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (580)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (550)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (511)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (405)
  • Unspecified dementia (386)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (334)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (273)
  • Congestive heart failure (271)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,843
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 178
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,936

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,374
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,047
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 82.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 46.7
  • Other - 36.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 78.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.9
  • Other - 27.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,234
  • In family households: 53,305 (6,380 male householders, 9,419 female householders)
    10,169 spouses, 18,402 children (16,874 natural, 393 adopted, 1,135 stepchildren), 4,682 grandchildren, 571 brothers or sisters, 915 parents, 972 other relatives, 1,795 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,617 (4,900 male householders (3,811 living alone)), 5,225 female householders (4,666 living alone)), 2,492 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,312

Size of family households: 7,437 2-persons, 3,723 3-persons, 2,958 4-persons, 1,016 5-persons, 401 6-persons, 264 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,477 1-person, 1,487 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 125 5-persons.

6,275 married couples with children.
5,215 single-parent households (88 men, 5,127 women).

97.6% of residents of Darlington speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $367,536,000 ($5,439 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,050,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $157,269,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $78,520,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,896,000
Federal grants: $113,376,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,947,000 ($101,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,528,000 ($3,936,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,085,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,120,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,914,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,713
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,893
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +145
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -921
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Darlington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.6

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 215
  • 2010 to 2013: 219
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,089
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,488
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,302
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,674
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,025
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,842
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,035
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,400
Note: State values scaled to Darlington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Darlington County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 1,443
  • 5 rooms: 5,368
  • 6 rooms: 4,418
  • 7 rooms: 3,725
  • 8 rooms: 2,056
  • 9+ rooms: 2,452
  • 1 room: 244
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 725
  • 4 rooms: 2,001
  • 5 rooms: 1,694
  • 6 rooms: 922
  • 7 rooms: 284
  • 8 rooms: 165
  • 9+ rooms: 241
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Darlington County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 96
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,164
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,169
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,457
  • 5+ bedrooms: 706
  • no bedroom: 244
  • 1 bedroom: 538
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,534
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,738
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5+ bedrooms: 111
Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Darlington County population
  • no vehicle: 1,178
  • 1 vehicle: 4,999
  • 2 vehicles: 8,129
  • 3 vehicles: 3,149
  • 4 vehicles: 1,548
  • 5+ vehicles: 589
  • no vehicle: 1,543
  • 1 vehicle: 3,248
  • 2 vehicles: 1,290
  • 3 vehicles: 183
  • 4 vehicles: 68
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

87% of Darlington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 243% lived in South Carolina.

Darlington County:

87.1%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 55,457
  • Other state: 10,280
  • Northeast: 2,554
  • Midwest: 1,580
  • South: 5,493
  • West: 653

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Darlington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (83.2%)
  • Utility gas (8.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Electricity (83.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 926
Here:

12.8%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 327
Here:

9.8%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 766
Here:

25.2%
South Carolina:

19.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Darlington County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Libraries: $122,000
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000
    Fire Protection: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,193,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,903,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,031,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,968,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,944,000
    General - Other: $1,937,000
    Financial Administration: $1,457,000
    Regular Highways: $1,381,000
    Central Staff Services: $956,000
    Libraries: $864,000
    Fire Protection: $680,000
    General Public Buildings: $648,000
    Parks & Recreation: $591,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $359,000
    Welfare - Other: $308,000
    Air Transportation: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,818,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $481,000
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000
    Health: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $585,000
    Fire Protection: $259,000
    Police Protection: $211,000
    General - Other: $171,000
    Health - Other: $127,000
    Corrections - Other: $33,000
    Judicial: $33,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    Central Staff: $9,000
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,139,000

Darlington County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,083,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,595,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $538,000
    Housing & Community Development: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,136,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,494,000
    Rents: $181,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,156,000
    All Other: $575,000
    Highways: $444,000
    Public Welfare: $71,000
    Health & Hospitals: $21,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,044,000
    Total General Sales: $3,140,000
    NEC: $514,000
    Public Utilities: $189,000
    Other Selective Sales: $49,000

Darlington County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $19,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,323,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,936,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,700,000
    Other, NEC: $873,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $514,000

Darlington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,643,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $18,856,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,854
  • Number of aged recipients: 373
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,481
  • Number of recipients under 18: 507
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,593
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 754
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,101
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,247
Darlington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Darlington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full 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 ORIGINATED134$118,627193$96,819582$131,12758$41,0862$417,00079$62,92479$41,456
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$107,88924$74,20852$131,1154$47,2500$04$69,00024$47,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$100,190116$68,664376$110,60638$50,6051$2,434,00030$71,86784$48,929
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN20$125,30031$112,355150$118,6002$40,5000$05$71,0008$85,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$147,0003$84,66734$160,4122$99,5000$03$83,3334$56,750
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$130,00021$159,0482$64,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$136,71412$181,1672$91,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$116,4298$202,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$128,0001$184,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$133,5000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Darlington County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James66968.3 years
Mary43975.7 years
William40270.0 years
John38670.6 years
Robert29969.2 years
Willie25370.0 years
Annie21978.6 years
George19871.9 years
Charles17365.5 years
Thomas16669.5 years
Most common last names in Darlington County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson36870.4 years
Brown25869.3 years
Smith24369.8 years
Jackson22970.3 years
Gainey22070.2 years
Williams19471.5 years
Byrd17969.6 years
Davis17972.3 years
Thomas13372.1 years
James12672.3 years
Businesses in Darlington County, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Nike3
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
CVS2Quiznos1
Chevrolet2RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Curves2SONIC Drive-In1
Decora Cabinetry1Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Subway4
FedEx4T-Mobile3
Ford1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul5
H&R Block2UPS4
Hardee's2Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Walgreens2
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture4YMCA3

Darlington County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"