Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
South Carolina
The Commemorative Quarter for South Carolina

The 2000 Census showed that Darlington County had a population of 67,394 people. This represented 1.68% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 18th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Darlington had a population of 66,445 people. This is a decrease of 1.41% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201068,681+1.91%+3.37% since 2009
200966,445-1.41%-0.63% since 2008
200866,863-0.79%+0.17% since 2007
200766,751-0.95%-0.23% since 2006
200566,889-0.75%-0.31% since 2004
200467,099-0.44%-0.68% since 2003
200367,559+0.24%-0.2% since 2002
200267,697+0.45%+0.21% since 2001
200167,553+0.24%+0.24% since 2000
200067,394The Last Census

Darlington County had 28,942 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Darlington County has a total area<3> of 566 square miles [1,467 km²]. Of this total, 561 square miles [1,453 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.99%) being water (5.63 square miles [14.59 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Darlington County had a population density of 120.1 people per square mile [46.37 people/km²], making it the state's 18th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Darlington County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Darlington and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Darlington County QuickFact (QF-45031).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Darlington County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Darlington County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ChesterfieldQF-45025   NW43,03742,7680.63%
FlorenceQF-45041   SE134,208125,7616.72%
KershawQF-45055   W60,04252,64714.05%
LeeQF-45061   SW19,72220,119-1.97%
MarlboroQF-45069   NE28,78328,818-0.12%

Other Roadside Stops ...

About South Carolina

Communities in South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Darlington County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

- Return to Citation

<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

- Return to Citation

<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Darlington. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

- Return to Citation

<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

- Return to Citation