Darlington County, SC

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2022 Population
63,025
0.643% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
0.241% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.2%
0.533% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,317
8.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,600
25.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,305
3.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Darlington County, SC had a population of 63k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $44,317. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Darlington County, SC declined from 63,433 to 63,025, a −0.643% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,704 to $44,317, a 8.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Darlington County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), White (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.89%).

None of the households in Darlington County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Darlington County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Darlington County, SC are Coker University (271 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Darlington County, SC was $132,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.1%.

Most people in Darlington County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Darlington County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Darlington County, SC is home to a population of 63k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.87% of Darlington County, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Darlington County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Darlington County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Darlington County, SC was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Darlington County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.9k ± 127
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 399
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 470
2.37%
Hispanic Population
1.49k people

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.9k people) in Darlington County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.44k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.37% of the people in Darlington County, SC are hispanic (1.49k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people
1.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
914 people

As of 2022, 1.87% of Darlington County, SC residents (1.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darlington County, SC was 1.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,240 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    580 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    402 ± 154

Darlington County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Darlington County, SC employs 26.3k people. The largest industries in Darlington County, SC are Manufacturing (4,707 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,896 people), and Retail Trade (3,752 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($205,363), Utilities ($82,644), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,510).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.3k
2022 Value
± 1,393
3.21%
1 Year growth
± 7.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Darlington County, SC grew at a rate of 3.21%, from 25.5k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darlington County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,003 people), Production Occupations (2,804 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,632 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Darlington County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.3k
2022 Value
± 1,393
3.21%
1 Year growth
± 7.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Darlington County, SC grew at a rate of 3.21%, from 25.5k employees to 26.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darlington County, SC, are Manufacturing (4,707 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,896 people), and Retail Trade (3,752 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Darlington County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Darlington County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,170
Median earning men ± $3,191
$27,287
Median earning women ± $2,065

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,766), Manufacturing ($53,718), and Public Administration ($52,109).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($43,577), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,889), and Wholesale Trade ($41,290).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 356
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 300
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 290
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Darlington County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 51.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.802%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Darlington County, SC awarded 271 degrees. The student population of Darlington County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 516 male students and 644 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Darlington County, SC are White (164 and 60.5%), followed by Black or African American (76 and 28%), Two or More Races (22 and 8.12%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.48%).

The largest universities in Darlington County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Coker University (271 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Darlington County, SC are General Business Administration & Management (40 and 14.8%), Criminology (26 and 9.59%), and Sport & Fitness Management (24 and 8.86%).

The median tuition cost in Darlington County, SC for private four year colleges is $30,864.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Darlington County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,160 (44.5% men and 55.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,160 students enrolled in Darlington County, SC, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 549 records, of which 52.8% were women and 47.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Darlington County, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Darlington County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
271 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coker University with 271 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Darlington County, SC, which is 0.549 times less than the 175 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 164 degrees mean that there were 2.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 76 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,864) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darlington County, SC was $132,600 in 2022, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $105,300 to $132,600, a 25.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Darlington County, SC is 69.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Darlington County, SC have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Darlington County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Darlington County, SC is $44,317. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Darlington County, SC was Census Tract 104 with a value of $78,883, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 105, with respective values of $66,825 and $49,423.

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Darlington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.596%.

Property

$132,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,262
$17,280
Median Property Taxes
±$992

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Darlington County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.1% of the housing units in Darlington County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 104
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 105

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Darlington County, SC was Census Tract 104 with a value of $78,883, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 105, with respective values of $66,825 and $49,423.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Darlington County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,317
Median Household Income
± $2,688
25k
Number of Households
± 1,318

In 2022, the median household income of the 25k households in Darlington County, SC grew to $44,317 from the previous year's value of $40,704.

The following chart displays the households in Darlington County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darlington County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.96%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Darlington County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.82%) and those who worked at home (3.96%).

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darlington County, SC have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Darlington County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Darlington County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Darlington County, SC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Darlington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.596%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darlington County, SC (12.5k out of 61.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Darlington County, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 27.5% of the children was living in poverty in Darlington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 676 in Darlington County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 223 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Darlington County, SC has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Darlington County, SC see 1959 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1965 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3325 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 773 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,959 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Darlington County, SC

Primary care physicians in Darlington County, SC see an average of 1,959 patients per year. This represents a 0.305% decrease from the previous year (1,965 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Darlington County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.86%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
25.1%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darlington County, SC grew by 1.5% from 8.73% to 8.86%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66 in Darlington County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.2% in Darlington County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.8% in Darlington County, SC.

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