Darlington, South Carolina Population 2021

5,844
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Darlington is a city located in Darlington County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,844, it is the 57th largest city in South Carolina and the 4350th largest city in the United States . Darlington is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -7.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,289 in 2010. Darlington reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 5 miles, Darlington has a population density of 1,260 people per square mile.

The average household income in Darlington is $48,642 with a poverty rate of 21.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $609 per month, and the median house value is $107,400. The median age in Darlington is 44 years, 38.6 years for males, and 51.5 years for females.

Darlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Darlingtonwas:

  • Black or African American: 55.29%
  • White: 43.09%
  • Two or more races: 1.54%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Darlington, South Carolina is 5,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,940.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,289.

Darlington, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,34155.29%
White2,60443.09%
Two or More Races931.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.08%
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Darlington Population by Race

Darlington Population Pyramid $2021

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Darlington Median Age

44


Total

38.6


Male

51.5


Female

Darlington Adults

There are 4,671 adults, (1,601 of whom are seniors) in Darlington.

Darlington Age Dependency

96.8

Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Darlington Sex Ratio

Female

3,187

52.74%

Male

2,856

47.26%

Darlington Population by Age

Darlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Darlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.5%68.5%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
All53.6%46.4%
Married81.5%18.5%
Male81.9%18.1%

53.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Darlington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6922.1653.6
Non Family1,1781.148.4
Female7243.0931.5
Married7072.9581.5
Male832.5181.9

2.96

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Darlington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3087.31%
9th to 12th Grade70216.67%
High School Graduate1,06225.21%
Some College90321.44%
Associates Degree3428.12%
Bachelors Degree59214.06%
Graduate Degree3037.19%
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Darlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Darlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black2,2561,462146
White1,8931,677749
2+ Races3131
Hispanic2727
Native American55

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 39.57%.

Darlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,793$30,069$21,591
Less Than 9th Grade$15,357$15,682$15,000
High School Graduate$21,385$26,375$13,929
Some College$29,459$33,146$21,649
Bachelors Degree$39,741$44,728$31,205
Graduate Degree$71,250$72,386$

$26,793

Average Earnings

$30,069

Average Male

$21,591

Average Female

Darlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Darlington Language by Age

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Darlington Language

98.75% of Darlington residents speak only English, while 1.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Darlington Language

Darlington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,2381,00831.13%
White2,4622008.12%
Multiple937681.72%

21.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.83%

Male Poverty Rate

31.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Darlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Darlington is Multiple, with 81.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Darlington is White, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.63%.

Darlington Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School31.82%
Less Than 9th Grade17.94%
Some College16.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%

Darlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed91.67%
Female Employed17.84%
Male Employed10.42%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Darlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Darlington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,835$48,642
Families$41,402$62,310
Married Families$68,797-
Non Families$20,053$29,063
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Income by Household Type

Darlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

27.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Darlington Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Darlington Marital Status by Race

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Darlington Marital Status

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407

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam134
First Gulf War107
Korea58
Second Gulf War12
World War II

Darlington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64130
35 to 5492
65 to 7491
75+82
18 to 3412

Darlington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2168.35%
White1919.34%

Darlington Veterans by Race

Darlington Veterans by Education

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11.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Darlington Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Darlington Employment by Age

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Darlington Employment by Race

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Darlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.56%

Born in Darlington

98.54%

Native Born

1.46%

Foreign Born

0.53%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.54% of Darlington residents were born in the United States, with 80.56% having been born in South Carolina. 0.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Darlington Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,844-48-0.81%
20205,892-48-0.81%
20195,940-48-0.80%
20185,988-61-1.01%
20176,049-49-0.80%
20166,098-60-0.97%
20156,158-34-0.55%
20146,192-23-0.37%
20136,215-64-1.02%
20126,279-16-0.25%
20116,295-65-1.02%
20106,360-360-0.55%
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%

Darlington Population by Year