|McDuffie County and the state of Georgia|
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||469 ft (143 m)|
|• Density||551.3/sq mi (200.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0355471|
Dearing is located at .(33.413425, -82.384781)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 441 people, 178 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 528.9 people per square mile (205.1/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 247.0 per square mile (95.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.01% White, 4.54% African American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.
There were 178 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 150 females there were 290.9 males. For every 200 females age 18 and over, there were 388.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,917, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,728. About 11.3% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 32.6% of those age 65 or over.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.