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Darlington County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 67,265 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Darlington County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (22.4%), Information (11.7%), Educational, health and social services (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 4%
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  • Races in Darlington County, SC (2017)
    • 38,10556.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 28,00141.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3872.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1121.6%Two or more races
    • 3030.4%Asian alone
    • 2030.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 31,738  (47.2%)
Females: 35,527  (52.8%)
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Average household size:
Darlington County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,465 ($31,087 in 1999)
This county:

$37,465
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $509 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $628)
This county:

$509
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $85,500 (it was $59,800 in 2000)
Darlington:

$85,500
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,500 - $172,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $938
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $295

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:

  • 1997: 176 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 1998: 171 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1999: 185 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2000: 169 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2001: 167 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2002: 186 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2003: 204 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2004: 225 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2005: 181 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2006: 172 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 154 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2016: 107 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2017: 110 buildings, average cost: $168,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Darlington, SC residents
Average permit cost in Darlington, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $582 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $212 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Darlington, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Darlington, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Darlington, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.9%
Darlington County:

20.9%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.6% for American Indian residents, 7.2% for other race residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.6 years old
(Males: 40.9 years old, Females: 40.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 39.3 years old, American Indian residents: 48.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15.4 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 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

2018 air pollution in Darlington County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.026 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:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Darlington, SC
County total employment by year in Darlington, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Darlington, SC

Current college students: 2,538
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 860 (56.4% naturalized citizens)

Darlington County:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2202010 or later
  • 3592000 to 2009
  • 3731990 to 1999
  • 741980 to 1989
  • 1241970 to 1979
  • 171Before 1970

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: 19,175
  • One, attached: 111
  • Two: 934
  • 3 or 4: 536
  • 5 to 9: 681
  • 10 to 19: 208
  • 20 to 49: 166
  • 50 or more: 178
  • Mobile homes: 8,766
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Darlington County with a mortgage: 8,495 (0 second mortgage, 761 home equity loan, 57 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,507

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Darlington County

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-
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Darlington

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,969 (83.9%)
  • Carpooled: 2,303 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 243 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 332 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 854 (3.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (22%)
  • India (16%)
  • Haiti (8%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Cameroon (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Darlington County


  • American (13%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $48,745.

5.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.57% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($24,127 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($15,555 average AGI)
Darlington County:

1.62%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Lee County, SC  0.20% ($24,696)
from Sumter County, SC  0.12% ($29,071)
from Horry County, SC  0.11% ($54,654)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.87% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($23,592 average AGI)
1.60% relocated to other states ($14,221 average AGI)
Darlington County:

1.60%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Lee County, SC  0.21% ($29,388)
to Horry County, SC  0.15% ($27,529)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.13% ($47,065)
to Lexington County, SC  0.10% ($52,087)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darlington County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 67,265
  • In family households: 55,386 (7,734 male householders, 10,542 female householders)
    10,614 spouses, 19,567 children (18,617 natural, 522 adopted, 428 stepchildren), 3,410 grandchildren, 573 brothers or sisters, 119 parents, 1,602 other relatives, 1,225 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,619 (4,157 male householders (3,573 living alone)), 5,350 female householders (4,926 living alone)), 1,112 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,260

Size of family households: 9,832 2-persons, 2,841 3-persons, 3,523 4-persons, 1,179 5-persons, 807 6-persons, 94 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,499 1-person, 1,008 2-persons.

7,665 married couples with children.
4,005 single-parent households (710 men, 3,295 women).

97.6% of residents of Darlington speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% 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:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • 1202014 or later
  • 1,1432010 to 2013
  • 2,8522000 to 2009
  • 7,0131990 to 1999
  • 3,7881980 to 1989
  • 6,2841970 to 1979
  • 3,2861960 to 1969
  • 3,2541950 to 1959
  • 8371940 to 1949
  • 2,2291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 403 rooms
  • 2,6454 rooms
  • 4,0075 rooms
  • 5,0586 rooms
  • 3,7937 rooms
  • 1,6078 rooms
  • 1,8529+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • 1781 room
  • 432 rooms
  • 1,0533 rooms
  • 3,1774 rooms
  • 2,0515 rooms
  • 1,3716 rooms
  • 7687 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 879+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1191 bedroom
  • 2,7382 bedrooms
  • 12,0633 bedrooms
  • 3,3904 bedrooms
  • 6925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darlington County, South Carolina
  • 178no bedroom
  • 9451 bedroom
  • 3,9602 bedrooms
  • 3,0673 bedrooms
  • 6314 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,082no vehicle
  • 5,7301 vehicle
  • 6,5082 vehicles
  • 3,5533 vehicles
  • 1,6404 vehicles
  • 4895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Darlington County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,865no vehicle
  • 5,0291 vehicle
  • 1,5182 vehicles
  • 3693 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.4% of Darlington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in South Carolina.

Darlington County:

88.4%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 51,551
  • Other state: 14,782
  • Northeast: 2,953
  • Midwest: 2,331
  • South: 8,523
  • West: 975
Year householders moved into unit in Darlington County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Darlington County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.0%Electricity
  • 7.8%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.0%Electricity
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 898
Here:

12.1%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 491
Here:

14.4%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 552
Here:

17.9%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Darlington County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,023,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,153,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,234,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,216,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Health - Other: $2,579,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,137,000
    Financial Administration: $1,575,000
    Regular Highways: $1,427,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,361,000
    Libraries: $1,351,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General Public Buildings: $615,000
    Parks and Recreation: $519,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $737,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,957,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,881,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,077,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $370,000
    Interest Earnings: $81,000
    Sale of Property: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,729,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,492,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $799,000
    Other: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,678,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,195,000

Darlington County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,023,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,153,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,234,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,216,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Health - Other: $2,579,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,137,000
    Financial Administration: $1,575,000
    Regular Highways: $1,427,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,361,000
    Libraries: $1,351,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General Public Buildings: $615,000
    Parks and Recreation: $519,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $737,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,957,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,881,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,077,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $370,000
    Interest Earnings: $81,000
    Sale of Property: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,729,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,492,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $799,000
    Other: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,678,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,195,000

Darlington County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,023,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,153,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,234,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,216,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Health - Other: $2,579,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,137,000
    Financial Administration: $1,575,000
    Regular Highways: $1,427,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,361,000
    Libraries: $1,351,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General Public Buildings: $615,000
    Parks and Recreation: $519,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $737,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,957,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,881,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,077,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $370,000
    Interest Earnings: $81,000
    Sale of Property: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,729,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,492,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $799,000
    Other: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,678,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,195,000

Darlington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,023,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,153,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,234,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,216,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000
    Health - Other: $2,579,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,137,000
    Financial Administration: $1,575,000
    Regular Highways: $1,427,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,361,000
    Libraries: $1,351,000
    Central Staff Services: $760,000
    General Public Buildings: $615,000
    Parks and Recreation: $519,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $398,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $737,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,957,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,881,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,077,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $370,000
    Interest Earnings: $81,000
    Sale of Property: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $28,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,729,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,492,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $799,000
    Other: $70,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,678,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,195,000

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
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 in Darlington, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Darlington, SC - 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+)"