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Population (year 2000): 6,720. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,525 (-2.9% change)
Males: 2,975 (44.3%), Females: 3,745 (55.7%)

Darlington County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $24,869 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,500 (year 2000)

Darlington, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Darlington:

  • Black (56.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (8.6%), English (7.5%), Irish (3.8%), German (3.7%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Scottish (1.7%).South Carolina

Elevation: 157 feet

Land area: 4.3 square miles

Darlington,

For population 25 years and over in Darlington

  • High school or higher: 64.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Darlington city

  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 7.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

1.4% Foreign born

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


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: SC Columbia, (80.9 miles pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (91.0 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (510.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC Florence, (10.4 miles SC (10.6 miles Quinby, SC (12.6 miles Timmonsville, Hill, SC (14.7 miles Society Hartsville, SC (15.3 miles North SC (15.3 miles Hartsville, SC (16.1 miles Lamar, Blenheim, SC (20.6 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 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

Latitude: 34.30 N, Longitude: 79.87 W

Area code: 843

Darlington, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.9%), Educational,health and social services (19.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,066 (+30.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,053 (38.1%)

Crime in Darlington by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 14.9 14.9 14.9
Rapes 2 4 2 5
    per 100,000 29.8 59.5 29.8 74.4
Robberies 20 19 12 22
    per 100,000 297.6 282.7 178.6 327.4
Assaults 116 104 76 96
    per 100,000 1726.2 1547.6 1131.0 1428.6
Burglaries 101 155 109 136
    per 100,000 1503.0 2306.5 1622.0 2023.8
Thefts 299 409 438 469
    per 100,000 4449.4 6086.3 6517.9 6979.2
Auto thefts 37 33 23 36
    per 100,000 550.6 491.1 342.3 535.7
773.7 877.2 708.2 892.3

Average climate in Darlington, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Darlington,

Darlington-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 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 4 tornado 25.5 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.

Birthplace of: Orlando Hudson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, born: Dec 12, 1977).


Hospital/medical center in Darlington:
  • WILSON MEDICAL CENTER (701 CASHUA FERRY ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Darlington:
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (about 13 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (about 14 miles; FLORENCE, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Darlington:
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 14 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 48 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SSC)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 69 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Darlington:
  • BRANHAMS (about 5 miles; DARLINGTON, SC; ID: 6J7)
  • DARLINGTON COUNTY JETPORT (about 10 miles; DARLINGTON, SC; ID: UDG)
  • HUGGINS MEMORIAL (about 13 miles; TIMMONSVILLE, SC; ID: 58J)

Amtrak station near Darlington:
  • 11 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.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8 $11,407 $17,110 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 24 $61,312 $30,656 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $11,449 $27,477 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $3,281
Police - Other 4 $6,965 $20,895 13 $6,372
Sewerage 3 $6,580 $26,320 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 7 $9,564 $16,395 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $11,743 $46,972 7 $1,415
Financial Administration 3 $7,377 $29,508 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $14,604 $17,524 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $1,984 $11,904 1 $585
Firefighters 8 $18,248 $27,372 6 $1,574
Totals for Government 77 $161,232 $25,127 29 $13,226
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darlington:
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 9 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 55 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,806)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 71 miles; CONWAY, SC; FT enrollment: 2,315)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 81 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 83 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 19,682)
Public high schools in Darlington:
  • DARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,164; Location: 525 SPRING STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MAYO HIGH (Students: 335; Location: 405 CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Darlington:
  • PALMETTO SCH FOR COLLEGE PREP (Students: 146; Location: 1109 JEROME ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRINITY COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 5001 HOFFMEYER RD; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Darlington:
  • ST. JOHN'S ELEMENTARY (Students: 927; Location: 140 PARK STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • DARLINGTON JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 896; Location: 100 MAGNOLIA STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • PATE ELEMENTARY (Students: 630; Location: 200 INDIAN BRANCH ROAD; Grades: PK - 03)
  • J L CAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 510; Location: 607 FIRST STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • BROCKINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 413 BROCKINGTON RD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • BRUNSON-DARGAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 372; Location: 400 WELLS STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
Library in Darlington:
  • DARLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $743,537; Location: 204 N. MAIN STREET; 138,239 books; 1,513 audio materials; 4,789 video materials; 388 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Darlington: Darlington Country Club (A), Darlington City Hall (B), Darlington County Courthouse (C), Darlington County Health Center (D), Darlington County Jail (E), Darlington County Library (F).

Churches in Darlington include: Central Baptist Church (A), Christ Temple Holiness Church (B), Church of God (C), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (D), Saint James United Methodist Church (E), Union Baptist Church (F), Trinity United Methodist Church (G), Macedonia Church (H).

Cemeteries: Grove Hill Cemetery (1), Cannon Cemetery (2), Magnolia Cemetery (3).

Creeks: Indian Creek (A), Bellyache Creek (B).

Parks in Darlington include: Williamson Park (1), West Broad Street Historic District (2), Darlington Industrial Historic District (3), Saint John Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Darlington compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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)
  • WYNN (540 AM; 0 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WHSC (1450 AM; 1 kW; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Darlington:
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W237AS (95.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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)

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