Darlington, South Carolina Population 2020

5,834

Darlington is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,834, it is the 57th largest city in South Carolina and the 4355th largest city in the United States. Darlington is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -7.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,289 in 2010. Darlington reached it's highest population of 7,989 in 1980. Spanning over 5 miles, Darlington has a population density of 1,258 people per square mile.

The average household income in Darlington is $45,624 with a poverty rate of 21.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $607 per month, and the median house value is $97,800. The median age in Darlington is 44.5 years, 39 years for males, and 51 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.3 males.

Darlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Darlington was:

  • Black or African American: 57.31%
  • White: 42.36%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Two or more races: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Darlington, South Carolina is 5,834, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,928.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,289.

Darlington, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,45857.31%
White2,55642.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.22%
Two or More Races70.12%

Darlington Population Pyramid 2020

Darlington Median Age

44.5


Total

39


Male

51


Female

Darlington Adults

There are 4,837 adults, (1,444 of whom are seniors) in Darlington.

Darlington Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Darlington Sex Ratio

Female

3,384

56.08%

Male

2,650

43.92%

Darlington Households and Families

Darlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Darlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
Male68%32%
All52.9%47.1%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female32.6%67.4%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7722.152.9
Non Family1,2251.149.7
Female7682.9132.6
Married7292.8678.7
Male50368

2.86

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

1.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Darlington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3848.73%
9th to 12th Grade52711.97%
High School Graduate1,27028.86%
Some College89320.29%
Associates Degree3578.11%
Bachelors Degree66215.04%
Graduate Degree3087.00%

Darlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,3451,681231
White2,0161,769739
Hispanic2727
Native American1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 36.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,930$24,803$21,100
Less Than High School$16,382$16,447$
High School Grad$17,571$18,973$14,434
Some College$22,086$27,454$20,699
Bachelors Degree$31,376$30,417$31,620
Graduate Degree$47,216$49,338$45,795

$21,930

Average Earnings

$24,803

Average Male

$21,100

Average Female

Darlington Language

Darlington Language by Age

Darlington Language

98.13% of Darlington residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.

Darlington Poverty

Darlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,3891,08532.02%
White2,3821827.64%
Native13538.46%
Multiple7457.14%

21.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.87%

Male Poverty Rate

26.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Darlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Darlington is Multiple, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Darlington is White, with 7.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.94%.

Name Poverty
High School33.72%
Less Than High School18.26%
Some College15.25%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed78.10%
Male Unemployed36.50%
Female Employed13.87%
Male Employed8.42%

Darlington Income

Darlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$28,515$45,624
Families$39,396$57,128
Married Families$68,520-
Non Families$22,632$30,829

Darlington Marital Status

Darlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

26.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Darlington Married by Age and Sex

Darlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Darlington Marital Status by Race

Darlington Veterans

442

Number of Veterans

415

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam149
First Gulf War123
Korea74
Second Gulf War12
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64140
35 to 54108
75+97
65 to 7485
18 to 3412
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2509.47%
White1928.81%

$Darlington Veterans by Education

6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Darlington Employment Status

54%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Darlington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.70%

Born in South Carolina

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.96% of Darlington residents were born in the United States, with 78.70% having been born in South Carolina. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,834-47-0.80%
20195,881-47-0.79%
20185,928-51-0.85%
20175,979-47-0.78%
20166,026-58-0.95%
20156,084-30-0.49%
20146,114-19-0.31%
20136,133-60-0.97%
20126,193-15-0.24%
20116,208-64-1.02%
20106,272-448-0.69%
20006,720-591-0.84%
19907,311-678-0.88%
19807,9899991.34%
19706,9902800.41%
19606,710910.14%
19506,6193830.60%
19406,2366801.16%
19305,5568871.75%
19204,6698802.11%
19103,7897612.27%
19003,0280.00%