Darlington County, South Carolina

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Darlington County, South Carolina
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Map of South Carolina highlighting Darlington County
Location in the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1785
Seat Darlington
Largest city Hartsville
Area
 • Total 567 sq mi (1,469 km2)
 • Land 561 sq mi (1,453 km2)
 • Water 5.7 sq mi (15 km2), 1.0%
Population
 • (2016) 67,234
 • Density 122/sq mi (47/km2)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.darcosc.com

Darlington County is a county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of 2016, its estimated population was 67,234.[1] Its county seat is Darlington.[2] Hartsville is the largest city in the county. Darlington County is home to the Darlington Raceway, which hosts the annual NASCAR Southern 500. Darlington County is also home to Coker College in Hartsville. Darlington County was named by an act in March 1785.

Darlington County is included in the Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county's population was nearly 60% rural in 2000.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 567 square miles (1,470 km2), of which 561 square miles (1,450 km2) is land and 5.7 square miles (15 km2) (1.0%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18007,631
18109,04718.6%
182010,94921.0%
183013,72825.4%
184014,8228.0%
185016,83013.5%
186020,36121.0%
187026,24328.9%
188034,48531.4%
189029,134−15.5%
190032,38811.2%
191036,02711.2%
192039,1268.6%
193041,4275.9%
194045,1989.1%
195050,01610.7%
196052,9285.8%
197053,4421.0%
198062,71717.4%
199061,851−1.4%
200067,3949.0%
201068,6811.9%
Est. 201667,234[1]−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[8]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 67,394 people, 25,793 households, and 18,441 families residing in the county. The population density was 120 inhabitants per square mile (46/km2). There were 28,942 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (20/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 56.98% White, 41.70% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 25,793 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.30% were married couples living together, 18.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,087, and the median income for a family was $37,662. Males had a median income of $30,947 versus $20,998 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,283. About 16.40% of families and 20.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.70% of those under age 18 and 22.10% of those age 65 or over.

As of Census 2000, Darlington County was classified as 41% urban and 59% rural. It contains the two urbanized areas of Hartsville (2000 pop. 14,907) and Darlington (12,066). The county's population is included within the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 68,681 people, 26,531 households, and 18,552 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 122.4 inhabitants per square mile (47.3/km2). There were 30,297 housing units at an average density of 54.0 per square mile (20.8/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 55.9% white, 41.6% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 9.5% were American, 7.0% were English, and 5.3% were Irish.[12]

Of the 26,531 households, 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age was 39.6 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $38,379 and the median income for a family was $46,894. Males had a median income of $40,089 versus $29,255 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,096. About 14.6% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 50.5% 14,989 46.8% 13,888 2.7% 797
2012 47.9% 14,434 51.3% 15,457 0.9% 259
2008 49.6% 14,544 49.5% 14,505 1.0% 285
2004 52.7% 13,416 46.5% 11,829 0.8% 209
2000 51.6% 11,290 46.9% 10,253 1.5% 320
1996 45.2% 8,220 49.2% 8,943 5.7% 1,031
1992 44.0% 8,912 44.9% 9,090 11.1% 2,251
1988 55.2% 9,854 42.7% 7,625 2.0% 364
1984 58.7% 11,100 39.4% 7,456 1.9% 354
1980 48.4% 8,289 49.6% 8,489 2.1% 353
1976 39.5% 6,678 60.2% 10,165 0.3% 54
1972 72.0% 11,756 27.1% 4,414 0.9% 149
1968 35.4% 4,947 27.2% 3,803 37.4% 5,231
1964 57.3% 6,717 42.7% 5,010
1960 42.8% 3,494 57.2% 4,668
1956 22.5% 1,597 40.9% 2,908 36.6% 2,603
1952 37.7% 3,463 62.3% 5,718
1948 3.8% 104 26.3% 726 69.9% 1,930
1944 2.3% 46 91.4% 1,808 6.3% 124
1940 4.1% 60 95.9% 1,395
1936 0.6% 12 99.4% 1,995
1932 2.2% 31 97.8% 1,409 0.1% 1
1928 4.1% 48 95.9% 1,135
1924 0.3% 3 99.0% 956 0.7% 7
1920 1.4% 18 98.6% 1,262
1916 0.3% 5 99.5% 1,462 0.2% 3
1912 0.0% 0 99.8% 883 0.2% 2
1904 2.8% 42 97.2% 1,464
1900 6.3% 83 93.7% 1,230

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
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  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  8. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  14. ^ "John Sidney Killen". findagrave.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Veteran Tributes". veterantributes.org. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  16. ^ "Harry Byrd (baseball)". Wikipedia. 2016-12-23. 
  17. ^ "CPO James Elliott Williams (1930 - 1999) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  18. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-13. 

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