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Total population by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,163,925
3,205,797
3,245,182
3,282,929
3,321,716
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,358,781
1,369,539
1,378,322
1,387,338
1,396,913
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.8%
27.6%
27.4%
27.3%
27.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
103,650
108,426
113,085
117,941
122,967
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
265,582
274,206
284,679
295,948
307,118
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
6.0%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,891,938
4,957,968
5,021,268
5,084,156
5,148,714
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,433
37,231
36,932
36,840
36,612
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.4%
55.4%
55.1%
55.2%
55.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
28,224
28,164
28,125
27,953
27,974
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
41.8%
41.9%
42.0%
41.9%
42.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
540
551
563
568
587
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.9%
0.9%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
1,323
1,313
1,361
1,398
1,445
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
67,520
67,259
66,981
66,759
66,618
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,163,925
3,205,797
3,245,182
3,282,929
3,321,716
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
64.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,358,781
1,369,539
1,378,322
1,387,338
1,396,913
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27.8%
27.6%
27.4%
27.3%
27.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
103,650
108,426
113,085
117,941
122,967
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
265,582
274,206
284,679
295,948
307,118
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.4%
5.5%
5.7%
5.8%
6.0%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,891,938
4,957,968
5,021,268
5,084,156
5,148,714
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,433
37,231
36,932
36,840
36,612
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.4%
55.4%
55.1%
55.2%
55.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
28,224
28,164
28,125
27,953
27,974
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
41.8%
41.9%
42.0%
41.9%
42.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
540
551
563
568
587
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.9%
0.9%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
1,323
1,313
1,361
1,398
1,445
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.0%
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
67,520
67,259
66,981
66,759
66,618
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated population by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 1 year of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,612
32,318
32,200
31,710
31,182
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.8%
56.1%
55.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,142
17,851
17,343
17,504
17,674
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.3%
31.1%
30.6%
31.0%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,092
1,108
1,244
1,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
6,069
6,106
6,001
6,043
6,038
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.6%
10.7%
10.8%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
57,930
57,367
56,652
56,501
56,122
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
400
384
351
355
339
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
48.3%
48.4%
46.7%
47.5%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
397
380
370
365
358
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.9%
47.9%
49.3%
48.8%
49.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
31
24
23
20
21
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.7%
3.0%
3.1%
2.7%
2.9%
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Number
829
793
751
748
722
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
32,612
32,318
32,200
31,710
31,182
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.3%
56.8%
56.1%
55.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
18,142
17,851
17,343
17,504
17,674
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.3%
31.1%
30.6%
31.0%
31.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,107
1,092
1,108
1,244
1,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
6,069
6,106
6,001
6,043
6,038
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.5%
10.6%
10.6%
10.7%
10.8%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
57,930
57,367
56,652
56,501
56,122
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
400
384
351
355
339
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
48.3%
48.4%
46.7%
47.5%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
397
380
370
365
358
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.9%
47.9%
49.3%
48.8%
49.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
31
24
23
20
21
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.7%
3.0%
3.1%
2.7%
2.9%
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Number
829
793
751
748
722
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of the children younger than age one by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 5 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
163,659
164,753
165,687
165,939
164,825
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.5%
56.6%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
92,029
91,453
90,564
90,195
89,687
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.7%
31.3%
30.9%
30.8%
30.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
6,039
6,311
6,422
6,544
6,759
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,954
29,304
29,953
30,563
31,193
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.2%
10.4%
10.7%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,681
291,821
292,626
293,241
292,464
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,875
1,921
1,887
1,871
1,792
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
47.6%
48.1%
46.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,850
1,883
1,896
1,848
1,874
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.5%
47.5%
47.8%
47.5%
48.7%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26
31
37
41
39
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.7%
0.8%
0.9%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
141
132
145
132
146
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
3.3%
3.7%
3.4%
3.8%
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Number
3,892
3,967
3,965
3,892
3,851
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
163,659
164,753
165,687
165,939
164,825
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.3%
56.5%
56.6%
56.6%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
92,029
91,453
90,564
90,195
89,687
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
31.7%
31.3%
30.9%
30.8%
30.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
6,039
6,311
6,422
6,544
6,759
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,954
29,304
29,953
30,563
31,193
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.2%
10.4%
10.7%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,681
291,821
292,626
293,241
292,464
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,875
1,921
1,887
1,871
1,792
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
47.6%
48.1%
46.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,850
1,883
1,896
1,848
1,874
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.5%
47.5%
47.8%
47.5%
48.7%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26
31
37
41
39
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.7%
0.8%
0.9%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
141
132
145
132
146
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
3.3%
3.7%
3.4%
3.8%
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Number
3,892
3,967
3,965
3,892
3,851
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age five by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 10 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
334,209
336,260
337,050
337,535
337,883
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.6%
55.9%
56.1%
56.3%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,441
192,548
189,455
187,029
185,130
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.4%
32.0%
31.5%
31.2%
30.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,958
13,318
13,657
14,041
14,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
59,037
59,889
60,544
61,155
61,755
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
600,645
602,015
600,706
599,760
599,240
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,801
3,840
3,734
3,678
3,609
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.9%
47.5%
46.9%
47.0%
46.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
3,886
3,840
3,825
3,740
3,762
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.0%
47.5%
48.0%
47.8%
48.3%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
91
91
90
95
96
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.2%
1.2%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
322
309
314
305
316
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
4.0%
3.8%
3.9%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Number
8,100
8,080
7,963
7,818
7,783
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
334,209
336,260
337,050
337,535
337,883
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.6%
55.9%
56.1%
56.3%
56.4%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
194,441
192,548
189,455
187,029
185,130
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.4%
32.0%
31.5%
31.2%
30.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,958
13,318
13,657
14,041
14,472
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
59,037
59,889
60,544
61,155
61,755
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.8%
9.9%
10.1%
10.2%
10.3%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
600,645
602,015
600,706
599,760
599,240
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,801
3,840
3,734
3,678
3,609
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.9%
47.5%
46.9%
47.0%
46.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
3,886
3,840
3,825
3,740
3,762
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.0%
47.5%
48.0%
47.8%
48.3%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
91
91
90
95
96
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.2%
1.2%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
322
309
314
305
316
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
4.0%
3.8%
3.9%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Number
8,100
8,080
7,963
7,818
7,783
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children from younger than age 10 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 15 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
510,464
512,767
515,708
517,268
518,490
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
291,231
289,731
288,836
288,947
288,828
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,993
20,571
21,092
21,733
22,383
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
83,923
86,348
89,032
91,555
93,479
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
905,611
909,417
914,668
919,503
923,180
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
6,013
5,982
5,813
5,755
5,682
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.8%
48.1%
47.4%
47.4%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
6,005
5,880
5,837
5,764
5,768
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.7%
47.2%
47.6%
47.5%
47.7%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
131
134
133
137
138
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
442
449
473
477
499
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.5%
3.6%
3.9%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Number
12,591
12,445
12,256
12,133
12,087
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
510,464
512,767
515,708
517,268
518,490
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
291,231
289,731
288,836
288,947
288,828
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.3%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
19,993
20,571
21,092
21,733
22,383
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.4%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
83,923
86,348
89,032
91,555
93,479
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
905,611
909,417
914,668
919,503
923,180
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
6,013
5,982
5,813
5,755
5,682
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.8%
48.1%
47.4%
47.4%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
6,005
5,880
5,837
5,764
5,768
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
47.7%
47.2%
47.6%
47.5%
47.7%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
131
134
133
137
138
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
442
449
473
477
499
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.5%
3.6%
3.9%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Number
12,591
12,445
12,256
12,133
12,087
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age 15 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 18 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
620,110
623,137
625,874
626,617
628,107
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,475
350,556
349,301
347,406
346,421
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
24,032
24,888
25,637
26,560
27,329
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
95,898
99,227
102,968
106,467
109,326
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.6%
9.8%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,091,515
1,097,808
1,103,780
1,107,050
1,111,183
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
7,353
7,341
7,170
7,111
6,977
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.7%
48.1%
47.8%
48.0%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
7,413
7,258
7,146
6,996
6,944
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.1%
47.6%
47.6%
47.2%
47.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
148
151
156
157
163
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
497
510
536
554
578
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.2%
3.3%
3.6%
3.7%
3.9%
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Number
15,411
15,260
15,008
14,818
14,662
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
620,110
623,137
625,874
626,617
628,107
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.8%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
351,475
350,556
349,301
347,406
346,421
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
24,032
24,888
25,637
26,560
27,329
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
95,898
99,227
102,968
106,467
109,326
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.6%
9.8%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,091,515
1,097,808
1,103,780
1,107,050
1,111,183
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
7,353
7,341
7,170
7,111
6,977
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.7%
48.1%
47.8%
48.0%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
7,413
7,258
7,146
6,996
6,944
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.1%
47.6%
47.6%
47.2%
47.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
148
151
156
157
163
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
497
510
536
554
578
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.2%
3.3%
3.6%
3.7%
3.9%
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Number
15,411
15,260
15,008
14,818
14,662
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of children younger than age 18 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Children under 21 years of age by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
735,819
739,810
743,700
745,757
747,517
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
414,294
412,694
411,708
410,770
409,923
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
28,518
29,422
30,338
31,446
32,466
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
109,182
112,726
117,096
121,298
125,082
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,287,813
1,294,652
1,302,842
1,309,271
1,314,988
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
8,539
8,505
8,344
8,331
8,218
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.8%
48.1%
47.8%
48.0%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,589
8,429
8,327
8,235
8,145
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.1%
47.7%
47.7%
47.4%
47.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
173
182
189
180
186
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.0%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
551
563
594
616
650
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.2%
3.4%
3.5%
3.8%
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Number
17,852
17,679
17,454
17,362
17,199
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
735,819
739,810
743,700
745,757
747,517
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.1%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
414,294
412,694
411,708
410,770
409,923
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.2%
31.9%
31.6%
31.4%
31.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
28,518
29,422
30,338
31,446
32,466
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
2.4%
2.5%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
109,182
112,726
117,096
121,298
125,082
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,287,813
1,294,652
1,302,842
1,309,271
1,314,988
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
8,539
8,505
8,344
8,331
8,218
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.8%
48.1%
47.8%
48.0%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
8,589
8,429
8,327
8,235
8,145
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.1%
47.7%
47.7%
47.4%
47.4%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
173
182
189
180
186
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.0%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
551
563
594
616
650
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.2%
3.4%
3.5%
3.8%
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Number
17,852
17,679
17,454
17,362
17,199
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
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Definitions: Estimated number of persons younger than age 21 by race and ethnicity.

Data presented for 2010 through 2019 are from Vintage 2019 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates, which are produced under a collaborative arrangement between the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics and the U. S. Census Bureau. With each annual release of the Bridged-Race Estimates, the estimates for each year beginning with 2010 are revised, which means that previously published estimates for the same years will be slightly different from the most current estimates presented here.  Values for 1990, 2000, and 2010 represent revised population estimates for July 1, 1990, July 1, 2000, and July 1, 2010 - not actual Census counts from April 1, 1990, April 1, 2000, and April 1, 2010.

Data Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Vintage 2019 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (July 1, 2010-July 1, 2019), by year, county, single-year of age (0, 1, 2, .., 85 years and over), bridged race, Hispanic origin, and sex. Prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Footnotes: S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

Last updated July 2020.

Median family (with child) income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Currency
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
$59,514
$62,898
Darlington
Currency
$43,180
$42,611
$45,625
$48,038
$50,766
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Currency
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
$59,514
$62,898
Darlington
Currency
$43,180
$42,611
$45,625
$48,038
$50,766
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Definitions: Median annual income for families with own children under age 18 living in the household.  "Own children" include the householder's (head of the household) children by birth, marriage, or adoption.  The median income is the dollar amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups--half with income above the median, half with income below it.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B19125.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Annual unemployment rates in SC by county (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
South Carolina
Percent
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
2.8%
6.2%
Darlington
Percent
6.0%
5.3%
4.1%
3.4%
6.5%
Location Data Type 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
South Carolina
Percent
4.8%
4.3%
3.4%
2.8%
6.2%
Darlington
Percent
6.0%
5.3%
4.1%
3.4%
6.5%
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Definitions:

Annual average unemployment rates by county. Rates shown are percentage in the labor force who are unemployed.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics - Local Area Unemployment Statistics for 2007-2020

Footnotes: Data is not seasonally adjusted.

Last updated May 2021.

Children under age 18 with no parent in the labor force (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
8.6%
8.2%
Darlington
Percent
10.3%
9.6%
9.2%
11.6%
11.2%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
8.6%
8.2%
Darlington
Percent
10.3%
9.6%
9.2%
11.6%
11.2%
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Definitions: The percentage of children under age 18 whose resident parents are not in the labor force.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B23008.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Teens age 16-19 not attending school and not working (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
6.9%
6.9%
Darlington
Percent
16.0%
12.9%
10.7%
15.5%
15.6%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
6.9%
6.9%
Darlington
Percent
16.0%
12.9%
10.7%
15.5%
15.6%
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Definitions: Teenagers between age 16 and 19 who are not enrolled in school (full- or part-time) and not employed (full- or part-time).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B14005.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Percent of housing units where householders spend at least 30% of income on housing (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
20.4%
19.6%
Darlington
Percent
21.4%
20.0%
19.6%
18.6%
18.6%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
20.4%
19.6%
Darlington
Percent
21.4%
20.0%
19.6%
18.6%
18.6%
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Definitions: Percent of owner-occupied housing units in which householders spend at least 30% of their income on housing.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B25093.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Number
260,646
249,108
242,819
241,192
216,175
South Carolina
Percent
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
22.1%
19.9%
Darlington
Number
5,059
4,876
4,899
4,884
4,499
Darlington
Percent
33.4%
32.3%
33.0%
33.4%
31.3%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Number
260,646
249,108
242,819
241,192
216,175
South Carolina
Percent
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
22.1%
19.9%
Darlington
Number
5,059
4,876
4,899
4,884
4,499
Darlington
Percent
33.4%
32.3%
33.0%
33.4%
31.3%
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Definitions: Poverty Thresholds - The income cutoffs used by the Census Bureau to determine the poverty status of families and unrelated individuals include a set of 48 thresholds arranged in a two dimensional matrix consisting of family size (from one person to nine or more persons) cross-classified by presence and number of family members under 18 years old (from no children present to 8 or more children present). The total income of each family or unrelated individual in the sample was tested against the appropriate poverty threshold to determine the poverty status of that family or unrelated individual.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) 1993-2019, Census 1980 and Census 1990.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
38.7%
15.3%
Darlington
Percent
40.2%
18.1%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
38.7%
15.3%
Darlington
Percent
40.2%
18.1%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science.

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.


Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.6%
19.1%
21.8%
22.8%
Darlington
Percent
20.2%
18.7%
20.7%
24.6%
28.1%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.6%
19.1%
21.8%
22.8%
Darlington
Percent
20.2%
18.7%
20.7%
24.6%
28.1%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts.

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
30.0%
29.6%
27.4%
30.2%
28.4%
Darlington
Percent
31.7%
30.2%
24.3%
32.2%
32.1%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
30.0%
29.6%
27.4%
30.2%
28.4%
Darlington
Percent
31.7%
30.2%
24.3%
32.2%
32.1%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics.

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
42.0%
Darlington
Percent
44.9%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
42.0%
Darlington
Percent
44.9%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in math-SC READY beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
42.3%
Darlington
Percent
58.4%
58.2%
49.7%
49.8%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
44.3%
42.3%
Darlington
Percent
58.4%
58.2%
49.7%
49.8%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the mathematics assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
32.5%
11.5%
Darlington
Percent
37.4%
15.7%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
32.5%
11.5%
Darlington
Percent
37.4%
15.7%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
14.2%
12.9%
13.6%
14.1%
13.3%
Darlington
Percent
18.4%
16.6%
17.7%
18.6%
20.1%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
14.2%
12.9%
13.6%
14.1%
13.3%
Darlington
Percent
18.4%
16.6%
17.7%
18.6%
20.1%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in reading-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
19.3%
20.0%
19.7%
17.1%
21.1%
Darlington
Percent
20.4%
24.2%
18.1%
18.3%
21.9%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
19.3%
20.0%
19.7%
17.1%
21.1%
Darlington
Percent
20.4%
24.2%
18.1%
18.3%
21.9%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
66.7%
Darlington
Percent
71.9%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
66.7%
Darlington
Percent
71.9%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 3rd graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-SC READY beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
50.2%
Darlington
Percent
70.6%
66.3%
64.4%
62.8%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
54.9%
50.2%
Darlington
Percent
70.6%
66.3%
64.4%
62.8%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the English/Language Arts assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
57.4%
27.5%
Darlington
Percent
64.7%
33.8%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
57.4%
27.5%
Darlington
Percent
64.7%
33.8%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Darlington
Percent
34.8%
30.4%
31.9%
39.7%
39.0%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Darlington
Percent
34.8%
30.4%
31.9%
39.7%
39.0%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.6%
30.5%
31.4%
29.8%
30.4%
Darlington
Percent
45.8%
33.0%
27.3%
30.3%
34.6%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.6%
30.5%
31.4%
29.8%
30.4%
Darlington
Percent
45.8%
33.0%
27.3%
30.3%
34.6%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percent of 8th graders testing below state standards in math-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
67.9%
Darlington
Percent
78.2%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
67.9%
Darlington
Percent
78.2%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in math- beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
63.4%
Darlington
Percent
72.7%
76.4%
70.5%
69.5%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
63.4%
63.4%
Darlington
Percent
72.7%
76.4%
70.5%
69.5%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the mathematics assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-BSAP (1981 and 1990 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
49.1%
23.0%
Darlington
Percent
55.2%
33.1%
Location Data Type 1981 1990
South Carolina
Percent
49.1%
23.0%
Darlington
Percent
55.2%
33.1%
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Definitions: The 1981 and 1990 data are based upon the BSAP (Basic Skills Assessment Program), which was administered from 1981 through 1998 to students in the third, sixth, eighth, and tenth grades to determine student skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and science.

Due to differences between the assessments, the BSAP results are not comparable to the PACT, the SCPASS, or the ACT Aspire results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-PACT (2000-2008 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Darlington
Percent
34.8%
30.4%
31.9%
39.7%
39.0%
Location Data Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
South Carolina
Percent
26.7%
25.3%
27.3%
28.6%
29.0%
Darlington
Percent
34.8%
30.4%
31.9%
39.7%
39.0%
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Definitions: The 2000 through 2008 data are based on the PACT (Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test), which was designed to be more challenging than the Basic Skills Assessment Program (BSAP) test which it replaced in 1999. The PACT was administered from 1999 through 2008 to students in the grades 3 through 8 in an effort to measure student improvement in mastering more rigorous classroom curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the PACT results are not comparable to the BSAP, the SCPASS, the ACT Aspire results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in reading-SCPASS (2009-2014 data) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.3%
32.2%
30.2%
32.6%
32.7%
Darlington
Percent
41.9%
37.3%
30.0%
35.4%
41.1%
Location Data Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South Carolina
Percent
36.3%
32.2%
30.2%
32.6%
32.7%
Darlington
Percent
41.9%
37.3%
30.0%
35.4%
41.1%
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Definitions: The data for 2009 through 2014 are based on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) test, which replaced the PACT in 2009. The SCPASS was administered to students in grades 3 through 8 to measure academic performance in writing, English language arts, and mathematics. 

Due to differences between the assessments, the SCPASS results are not comparable to the BSAP, the PACT, the ACT Aspire, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-ACT® Aspire® (SY2014-15) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
51.2%
Darlington
Percent
64.0%
Location Data Type 2015
South Carolina
Percent
51.2%
Darlington
Percent
64.0%
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Definitions: The data for SY2014-15 is based on students scoring Not Ready on ACT® Aspire®’s ELA composite (English, Reading, and Writing assessments) and students scoring In Need of Support or Close on ACT Aspire’s  mathematics assessments.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the SC READY results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated September 2016.

Percentage of 8th graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts- beginning SY2015-16 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
55.4%
Darlington
Percent
62.3%
68.7%
70.1%
61.4%
Location Data Type 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
60.7%
55.4%
Darlington
Percent
62.3%
68.7%
70.1%
61.4%
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Definitions: The data beginning with SY2015-16 are based on students scoring "Does Not Meet" or "Approaches" on the English/Language Arts assessment of the SC READY.  

Due to differences between the assessments, the ACT Aspire results are not comparable to the SCPASS, the PACT, the BSAP results, or the ACT® Aspire® results.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Education.

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Cumulative percentage of children failing grades 1, 2, or 3 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
1.4%
Darlington
Percent
11.6%
13.3%
12.0%
6.0%
3.5%
Location Data Type 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
3.3%
1.4%
Darlington
Percent
11.6%
13.3%
12.0%
6.0%
3.5%
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Definitions: Number of students who were designated as "not passing" their grade and required to repeat that grade. Failures for grades one to three is calculated as the sum of failures in grades one, two, and three in a given year.

Data Source: SC Department of Education

Footnotes: Last updated June 2020.

Student dropouts as a percentage of the total enrollment for grades 9-12 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
1.9%
Darlington
Percent
0.3%
0.5%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
Location Data Type 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17 2017 - 18 2018 - 19
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
2.1%
1.9%
Darlington
Percent
0.3%
0.5%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
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Definitions: Percentage of the total enrollment for grades 9-12 that dropped out of school during a twelve-month period, including those students who leave during the summer. Students who re-enroll during the collection period and remain in school are excluded from the count.

Data Source: Report on Student Dropout Rates 2018-2019, South Carolina Department of Education, June 2020.

Footnotes: Data reported for each school district are aggregated to the county level. State totals represent the sum of the county totals and exclude schools not associated with a specific school district.

Last updated July 2020.

Teens age 16-19 not enrolled in school and not a high school graduate (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
3.9%
4.0%
Darlington
Percent
6.6%
5.0%
6.0%
9.3%
10.6%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
3.9%
4.0%
Darlington
Percent
6.6%
5.0%
6.0%
9.3%
10.6%
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Definitions: Universe: Population age 16-19.
Numerator: Population age 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates;
Denominator: Population age 16 to 19;
Rate calculation: 100 times the numerator divided by the denominator.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B14005.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Percentage of persons 18-24 who have not completed high school (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
13.4%
13.0%
Darlington
Percent
21.3%
19.5%
21.7%
14.3%
13.8%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
13.4%
13.0%
Darlington
Percent
21.3%
19.5%
21.7%
14.3%
13.8%
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Definitions: Percentage of persons ages 18-24 who reported that they had neither attained a high school diploma or GED.

The American Community Survey is now used as the main source of educational attainment data from the Census Bureau because it has a larger sample and provide more reliable statistics on smaller geographical areas. The numbers reflect and average over the five-year period.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table S1501.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Children living in areas of concentrated poverty by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
37,101
32,650
30,376
26,880
22,044
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
4.5%
3.7%
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Number
91,786
82,964
76,908
71,660
NA
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Percent
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
21.7%
NA
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,023
11,084
11,180
10,543
9,925
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
10.1%
8.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,886
17,316
18,203
17,071
14,481
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
17.1%
14.1%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
152,665
137,943
130,065
120,285
101,413
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
11.0%
9.2%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
60,854
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
18.6%
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Number
788
760
1,270
657
791
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
10.7%
10.4%
17.6%
9.2%
11.2%
Darlington
Black or African-American
Number
2,809
2,812
2,410
2,269
NA
Darlington
Black or African-American
Percent
39.1%
39.3%
34.6%
33.4%
NA
Darlington
Some Other Race
Number
368
257
222
145
91
Darlington
Some Other Race
Percent
38.7%
31.0%
27.3%
17.2%
15.0%
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Number
167
128
41
79
91
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
34.3%
26.9%
8.2%
15.1%
17.2%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
4,037
3,896
3,922
3,150
3,725
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
25.5%
25.0%
25.4%
20.7%
24.8%
Darlington
Black or African American
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
2,752
Darlington
Black or African American
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
40.0%
Location Race Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
37,101
32,650
30,376
26,880
22,044
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
4.5%
3.7%
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Number
91,786
82,964
76,908
71,660
NA
South Carolina
Black or African-American
Percent
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
21.7%
NA
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,023
11,084
11,180
10,543
9,925
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
10.1%
8.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,886
17,316
18,203
17,071
14,481
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
17.1%
14.1%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
152,665
137,943
130,065
120,285
101,413
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
11.0%
9.2%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
60,854
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
18.6%
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Number
788
760
1,270
657
791
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
10.7%
10.4%
17.6%
9.2%
11.2%
Darlington
Black or African-American
Number
2,809
2,812
2,410
2,269
NA
Darlington
Black or African-American
Percent
39.1%
39.3%
34.6%
33.4%
NA
Darlington
Some Other Race
Number
368
257
222
145
91
Darlington
Some Other Race
Percent
38.7%
31.0%
27.3%
17.2%
15.0%
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Number
167
128
41
79
91
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
34.3%
26.9%
8.2%
15.1%
17.2%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
4,037
3,896
3,922
3,150
3,725
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
25.5%
25.0%
25.4%
20.7%
24.8%
Darlington
Black or African American
Number
NA
NA
NA
NA
2,752
Darlington
Black or African American
Percent
NA
NA
NA
NA
40.0%
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Definitions: The estimated number and percentage of children under age 18 by race/ethnicity living in a census tract with an estimated poverty level of 30% or greater, as determined using American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Using Table B17001 of the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Estimates, an estimated percent below 100% poverty is determined for each census tract. For the census tracts with an estimated poverty level of 30% or greater, the B01001-series of tables are used to estimate the population under age 18 by race and ethnicity for each tract with a poverty level of at least 30 percent. The census tract data is then aggregated to the county and state level for each race/ethnicity cohort.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Tables B01001, B01001B-B01001H, and B17001.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Non-Hispanic Black and African American is not available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Summary tables. Therefore, race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories "Black or African American" and "Some Other Race" include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic.

S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases).

A zero value indicates that the county had no census tracts with an estimated poverty rate of at least 30%, or that estimates reflect that no one under age 18 resided in the census tract for the given race/ethnicity cohort during the time period.

Smaller numbers reflect less reliable estimates and should be used with caution.

Last updated May 2021.

Live births to mothers under 18 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
Darlington
Percent
3.2%
2.8%
1.7%
2.0%
1.4%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
Darlington
Percent
3.2%
2.8%
1.7%
2.0%
1.4%
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Definitions: Percent of births where birth certificate indicates that the mother was under the age of 18.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Live births to mothers with less than a high school education (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
13.0%
12.7%
Darlington
Percent
20.3%
19.1%
18.6%
17.4%
17.4%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
13.0%
12.7%
Darlington
Percent
20.3%
19.1%
18.6%
17.4%
17.4%
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Definitions: Mothers who had not completed the 12th grade at the time of a live birth delivery.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Live births to single mothers (includes paternity acknowleged) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
46.0%
46.5%
Darlington
Percent
66.3%
63.6%
62.6%
62.5%
64.0%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
46.0%
46.5%
Darlington
Percent
66.3%
63.6%
62.6%
62.5%
64.0%
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Definitions: Percent live births in which marital status on birth certificate is listed as single, including birth certificates indicating a single mother with information on paternity.

Marital status indicator on S.C. Birth Certificate:
1. Unmarried - Mother has never married, or is widowed, or is legally divorced for longer than 280 days.
2. Married - Mother is married or was married within 280 days following conception.
3. Paternity Acknowledgement - Father's name is listed on the birth certificate of a child born to an unmarried mother, with written consent of the father and mother as stipulated in SC Code § 44-63-165.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Children living in single parent families (American Community Survey Series) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
40.3%
39.4%
Darlington
Percent
52.3%
51.3%
51.9%
50.8%
50.4%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
40.3%
39.4%
Darlington
Percent
52.3%
51.3%
51.9%
50.8%
50.4%
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Definitions: Children under age 18 who live with their own single parent either in a family or subfamily.  Single-parent families may include cohabiting couples and do not include children living with married stepparents. Children who live in group quarters (for example, institutions, dormitories, or group homes) are not included in this calculation.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B23008.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

Families where household head lacks a high school diploma (Percent)

Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
10.3%
9.8%
Darlington
Percent
18.3%
17.1%
17.2%
15.6%
15.3%
Location Data Type 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017 2014 - 2018 2015 - 2019
South Carolina
Percent
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
10.3%
9.8%
Darlington
Percent
18.3%
17.1%
17.2%
15.6%
15.3%
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Definitions:

 Percent of families in which the household head does not have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2015-2019, Table B17018.

Footnotes: Although overlapping 5-year time periods are shown for this indicator, the Census Bureau suggests comparing periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2010–2014 estimates with 2015–2019 estimates. This means waiting longer to identify a trend. However, in areas undergoing fundamental shifts in the size or composition of the population, change may be so substantial that it will be obvious after only a few years. For more information on making comparisons with ACS multi-year estimates, see Appendix 1 of ACS General Handbook

Last updated May 2021.

ACE: Children who experienced at least one adverse childhood consequence (Percent)

Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.8%
Darlington
At least one ACE
Percent
59.6%
Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.8%
Darlington
At least one ACE
Percent
59.6%
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Why This Indicator Matters

Drs. Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti studied the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) on a number of health behaviors and found that higher ACE total scores were related to a greater occurrence of health problems (Felitti et al., 1998).
 
Research indicates that ACEs are more common in low-income families and among certain racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States (Slopen et al., 2016). Enduring barriers to social and economic opportunity on the basis of race (e.g. hiring discrimination, predatory lending and segregated schooling) may drive these disparities by increasing the likelihood of family circumstances that produce ACEs.

The good news is that what's predictable is preventable. The first step in preventing ACEs is understanding what they are. 

Please contact mstrompolis@scchildren.org if you are interested in receiving a copy of the full data set.
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Definitions: ACE data are collected via the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) managed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The BRFSS is a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey of health-related risk behaviors, history of chronic health conditions, and preventative behaviors. Non-institutionalized adults 18 years or older are randomly selected to take part in the survey. The survey is conducted year-round using random digit dialing (RDD) techniques on both landlines and cell phones. Children’s Trust collected the data through the BRFSS with funds provided through the community-based child abuse prevention funds (2014 and 2015) and the BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of South Carolina (2016-2018.)

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014-2016.

Footnotes: Note: All percentages may not total to 100% due to weighting. 

Last updated January 2019.

Babies born with low birthweight by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
9.6%
9.9%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
7.0%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
15.0%
15.4%
Darlington
Total
Percent
13.0%
11.4%
12.0%
13.1%
12.4%
Darlington
White
Percent
10.3%
8.5%
8.5%
11.4%
6.9%
Darlington
Black
Percent
16.1%
14.2%
15.8%
14.8%
17.1%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
9.6%
9.9%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
7.0%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
15.0%
15.4%
Darlington
Total
Percent
13.0%
11.4%
12.0%
13.1%
12.4%
Darlington
White
Percent
10.3%
8.5%
8.5%
11.4%
6.9%
Darlington
Black
Percent
16.1%
14.2%
15.8%
14.8%
17.1%
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Definitions: Percent of live births where birth certificate indicates low birthweight.

Low birthweight is defined as a birth where the weight is less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces) regardless of the period of gestation.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Babies born to mothers with less than adequate prenatal care by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
White
Percent
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
27.6%
26.7%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
36.7%
33.8%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
30.7%
29.1%
Darlington
White
Percent
19.9%
24.3%
21.9%
21.5%
21.8%
Darlington
Black
Percent
43.2%
37.0%
34.1%
29.6%
34.2%
Darlington
Total
Percent
31.0%
30.7%
27.9%
25.6%
28.6%
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
White
Percent
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
27.6%
26.7%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
36.7%
33.8%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
30.7%
29.1%
Darlington
White
Percent
19.9%
24.3%
21.9%
21.5%
21.8%
Darlington
Black
Percent
43.2%
37.0%
34.1%
29.6%
34.2%
Darlington
Total
Percent
31.0%
30.7%
27.9%
25.6%
28.6%
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Definitions: Percent births where birth certificate indicates mother with less than adequate prenatal care as measured by the Kessner Index.

The Kessner Index measures levels of prenatal care as determined by the trimester that prenatal care begins, the number of prenatal care visits, and the period of gestation.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.


Births to teens 15 to 19 years of age by race (rate)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
rate
26.1
23.8
21.7
22.0
21.6
South Carolina
White
rate
23.3
21.9
19.5
19.2
18.4
South Carolina
Black
rate
32.6
28.2
26.8
28.5
28.8
Darlington
Total
rate
34.9
29.6
25.6
31.1
26.6
Darlington
White
rate
37.8
29.4
23.3
24.5
22.3
Darlington
Black
rate
32.9
30.5
28.5
38.3
31.4
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
rate
26.1
23.8
21.7
22.0
21.6
South Carolina
White
rate
23.3
21.9
19.5
19.2
18.4
South Carolina
Black
rate
32.6
28.2
26.8
28.5
28.8
Darlington
Total
rate
34.9
29.6
25.6
31.1
26.6
Darlington
White
rate
37.8
29.4
23.3
24.5
22.3
Darlington
Black
rate
32.9
30.5
28.5
38.3
31.4
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Definitions: Birth rate among teens age 15 to 19 by race.

Rate per 1,000 teenage girls 15-19.
[Number of live births where mother's age is 15-19 / Number of females age 15-19]*1,000

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Birth Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Live Births by Race/Ethnicity (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
Number
58,135
57,337
57,030
56,668
57,044
South Carolina
White
Number
38,459
38,264
37,601
37,334
37,434
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,045
17,322
17,651
17,505
17,770
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,852
5,013
5,102
5,136
5,593
Darlington
Total
Number
843
774
743
769
774
Darlington
White
Number
438
375
366
396
349
Darlington
Black
Number
398
395
367
365
415
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
23
16
18
19
15
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Total
Number
58,135
57,337
57,030
56,668
57,044
South Carolina
White
Number
38,459
38,264
37,601
37,334
37,434
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,045
17,322
17,651
17,505
17,770
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,852
5,013
5,102
5,136
5,593
Darlington
Total
Number
843
774
743
769
774
Darlington
White
Number
438
375
366
396
349
Darlington
Black
Number
398
395
367
365
415
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
23
16
18
19
15
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Child deaths (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
rate
19.7
19.8
20.8
20.3
20.4
Darlington
rate
44.2
19.6
25.8
28.9
38.0
Location Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
rate
19.7
19.8
20.8
20.3
20.4
Darlington
rate
44.2
19.6
25.8
28.9
38.0
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Definitions: The average number of deaths among children between age 1 and 14 per 100,000 population in this age group. Rates are presented as a three-year average.
Deaths = Number of deaths among children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.
Population = Total number of children age 1 to 14 during the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*100,000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Child deaths (rate)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
20.4
19.7
22.2
19.0
20.2
Darlington
rate
16.9
0.0
60.8
26.3
26.4
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
20.4
19.7
22.2
19.0
20.2
Darlington
rate
16.9
0.0
60.8
26.3
26.4
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Definitions: Deaths to children between ages 1 and 14, from all causes, per 100,000 children in this age range.

Rate= [Number of Deaths (1-14) / Population (1-14) ]*100,000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Teen deaths from all causes (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
57.0
64.6
64.8
67.6
66.8
Darlington
rate
15.0
45.1
67.5
90.3
45.1
Location Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
57.0
64.6
64.8
67.6
66.8
Darlington
rate
15.0
45.1
67.5
90.3
45.1
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Definitions: The average number of deaths among teens between age 15 and 19 per 100,000 population in this age group. Rates are presented as a three-year average.

Deaths = Number of deaths among teens age 15 to 19 over the three-year period.
Population = Total number of teens age 15- to 19-years-old for the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*100000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.



Teen deaths from all causes (rate)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
63.6
68.6
62.4
71.9
66.8
Darlington
rate
45.2
89.5
67.6
113.7
45.1
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
rate
63.6
68.6
62.4
71.9
66.8
Darlington
rate
45.2
89.5
67.6
113.7
45.1
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Definitions: Deaths to teens between age 15 and 19 per 100,000 teens in this age group.

Rate=[Number of deaths (15-19) / Population (15-19)]*100000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Death Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.

Infant mortality rate by race (3-year data) (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
614
619
608
610
638
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.9
10.6
10.5
10.6
11.0
South Carolina
White
Number
551
558
567
567
529
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.9
4.9
5.0
5.0
4.7
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,166
1,178
1,177
1,178
1,168
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.9
6.8
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
10
12
15
13
11
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
8.7
10.0
12.7
11.3
9.4
Darlington
White
Number
6
8
8
5
7
Darlington
White
Rate
4.9
6.6
6.8
4.4
6.3
Darlington
Total Population
Number
16
20
23
18
18
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
6.7
8.3
9.7
7.9
7.9
Location Race Data Type 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017 2016 - 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
614
619
608
610
638
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.9
10.6
10.5
10.6
11.0
South Carolina
White
Number
551
558
567
567
529
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.9
4.9
5.0
5.0
4.7
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,166
1,178
1,177
1,178
1,168
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.8
6.8
6.8
6.9
6.8
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
10
12
15
13
11
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
8.7
10.0
12.7
11.3
9.4
Darlington
White
Number
6
8
8
5
7
Darlington
White
Rate
4.9
6.6
6.8
4.4
6.3
Darlington
Total Population
Number
16
20
23
18
18
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
6.7
8.3
9.7
7.9
7.9
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Definitions: The average number of infants who died before their first birthday per 1,000 annual live births by race. Rates are presented as three-year averages.
Deaths = Number of infants who died before their first birthday during the three-year period.
Population = Total number of infants under the age of one during the three-year period.

Rate=[Deaths / Population]*1000.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Infant Mortality Tables.

Footnotes: Rates calculated with small numbers are unreliable and should be used with cautiously.

Last updated May 2021.

Infant mortality rate by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
218
202
188
220
230
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
11.1
10.6
9.7
11.4
11.8
South Carolina
White
Number
186
199
182
186
161
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.8
5.2
4.8
5.0
4.3
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
405
401
371
406
391
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
7.0
6.5
7.2
6.9
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
5
6
4
3
4
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
12.4
15.0
10.6
8.0
9.4
Darlington
White
Number
3
3
2
0
5
Darlington
White
Rate
6.8
8.0
5.5
0.0
14.3
Darlington
Total Population
Number
8
9
6
3
9
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
9.5
11.6
8.1
3.9
11.6
Location Race Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2017 - 2019
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
218
202
188
220
230
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
11.1
10.6
9.7
11.4
11.8
South Carolina
White
Number
186
199
182
186
161
South Carolina
White
Rate
4.8
5.2
4.8
5.0
4.3
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
405
401
371
406
391
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
7.0
6.5
7.2
6.9
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
5
6
4
3
4
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
12.4
15.0
10.6
8.0
9.4
Darlington
White
Number
3
3
2
0
5
Darlington
White
Rate
6.8
8.0
5.5
0.0
14.3
Darlington
Total Population
Number
8
9
6
3
9
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
9.5
11.6
8.1
3.9
11.6
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Definitions: Number of infants who died before their first birthday per 1,000 annual live births by race.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control, S.C. Community Assessment Network (SCAN), Infant Mortality Tables.

Footnotes: Rates calculated with small numbers are unreliable and should be used with cautiously.

Last updated May 2021.

Total number of founded investigations for child abuse and neglect (Number)

Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
10,472
Darlington
Number
204
210
166
268
266
Location Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Number
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
10,472
Darlington
Number
204
210
166
268
266
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Definitions: Total numbers of founded investigations for child abuse and neglect in South Carolina as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Child abuse and neglect by maltreatment typology (Number)

Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
56
81
112
109
137
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
310
581
504
733
794
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
5
4
1
3
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
266
303
266
280
306
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
32
43
28
48
32
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
2,621
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
10,230
South Carolina
Other
Number
164
118
78
28
22
Darlington
Abandonment
Number
0
4
10
1
3
Darlington
Educational neglect
Number
0
11
8
37
24
Darlington
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Medical neglect
Number
2
6
4
6
3
Darlington
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Physical abuse
Number
11
37
58
82
91
Darlington
Neglect
Number
214
256
156
214
294
Darlington
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
56
81
112
109
137
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
310
581
504
733
794
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
5
4
1
3
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
266
303
266
280
306
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
32
43
28
48
32
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
2,621
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
10,230
South Carolina
Other
Number
164
118
78
28
22
Darlington
Abandonment
Number
0
4
10
1
3
Darlington
Educational neglect
Number
0
11
8
37
24
Darlington
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Medical neglect
Number
2
6
4
6
3
Darlington
Mental injury
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Physical abuse
Number
11
37
58
82
91
Darlington
Neglect
Number
214
256
156
214
294
Darlington
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
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Definitions: Number of children referred for investigation of maltreatment for abandonment, educational neglect, medical abuse, medical neglect, mental injury, physical abuse, and other maltreatment as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report):  Maltreatment Types FOUNDED in CPS Investigations during SFY 2018-19.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children with founded investigations for child abuse and neglect by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,632
15,312
14,746
16,669
16,211
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
3,284
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
19,572
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
352
343
253
432
490
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
49
51
35
117
94
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
401
396
289
553
585
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,632
15,312
14,746
16,669
16,211
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
3,284
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
19,572
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
352
343
253
432
490
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
49
51
35
117
94
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
401
396
289
553
585
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Definitions: Number of children in founded investigations for child abuse and neglect by age group as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children with founded child maltreatment by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,507
15,181
14,568
16,503
15,982
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
3,213
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
19,269
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
347
340
250
431
484
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
46
49
35
116
93
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
393
391
286
551
578
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
12,507
15,181
14,568
16,503
15,982
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
3,213
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
19,269
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
347
340
250
431
484
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
46
49
35
116
93
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
393
391
286
551
578
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Definitions: Number of children in founded investigations for child maltreatment by age group as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Children in Founded CPS Investigations During SFY 2018-2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Child abuse investigations referrals by type of decision (Number)

Location Type Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
58,145
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
37,689
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
10,474
Darlington
Total Referrals
Number
498
791
754
861
845
Darlington
Accepted
Number
380
471
442
591
555
Darlington
Indicated
Number
205
210
167
302
263
Location Type Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
58,145
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
37,689
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
10,474
Darlington
Total Referrals
Number
498
791
754
861
845
Darlington
Accepted
Number
380
471
442
591
555
Darlington
Indicated
Number
205
210
167
302
263
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Definitions: Total number of referrals for child abuse investigations categorized by type of decision (number that were accepted and number that were indicated) as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Child and Adult Protective Services System (CAPSS).

Data Source:  S.C. Department of Social Services (most recent report): Decisions for CPS Referrals Received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Footnotes: Year 2018 means SFY 2018-2019.

State Office data from the S.C. Department of Social Services are included in the South Carolina totals.

Last updated July 2020.

Children in foster care by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
3,099
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
1,319
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
4,418
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
25
31
35
41
83
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
17
17
14
17
28
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
70
65
66
95
111
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
0 to 12
Number
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
3,099
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
1,319
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
4,418
Darlington
0 to 12
Number
25
31
35
41
83
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
17
17
14
17
28
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
70
65
66
95
111
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Definitions: Total number of children in foster care by age group at the end of each state fiscal year as reported by the S.C. Department of Social Services Office of Case Management.

Data Source: S.C. Department of Social Services, Office of Case Management (most recent report): Total Children in Foster Care on June 30, 2019 - County of Origin.

Note: Regional totals in this table were assigned to the appropriate county through a special tabulation by the S.C. Department of Social Services, Statistical Design and Analysis Accountability, Data, and Research Division.

State totals in this table do not include persons over age 18.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2018-2019.

Last updated July 2020.

Non-fatal injuries of children due to traffic motor vehicle accidents by age groups (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
23,383
26,219
25,091
23,609
22,484
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
541
626
531
514
482
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,351
2,783
2,355
2,162
1,933
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
3,177
3,830
3,788
3,344
3,203
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,278
3,743
3,647
3,593
3,593
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,478
7,214
7,208
6,855
6,553
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,558
8,023
7,562
7,141
6,720
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
436
511
446
426
399
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
S
19
14
S
10
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
38
57
52
47
46
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
61
72
71
67
60
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
57
65
72
72
50
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
123
134
123
125
109
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
148
164
114
106
124
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
23,383
26,219
25,091
23,609
22,484
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
541
626
531
514
482
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,351
2,783
2,355
2,162
1,933
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
3,177
3,830
3,788
3,344
3,203
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,278
3,743
3,647
3,593
3,593
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,478
7,214
7,208
6,855
6,553
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,558
8,023
7,562
7,141
6,720
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
436
511
446
426
399
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
S
19
14
S
10
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
38
57
52
47
46
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
61
72
71
67
60
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
57
65
72
72
50
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
123
134
123
125
109
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
148
164
114
106
124
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Definitions: Number of all non-fatal injuries counted as South Carolina inpatient and Emergency Department discharges for motor vehicle traffic related accidents. 

Data Source: Inpatient and Emergency Department data (S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office - Health and Demographics Section).

Footnotes:

  • Data elements up to and including Quarter 3 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E819.
  • Data elements beginning with Quarter 4 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's external cause of injury matrix for ICD-10-CM: Cases in which the injury was considered to be of unintentional intent and had an external cause code with a seventh digit of “A” were used for the purposes of this report, indicating an initial encounter for that particular injury. For more information, please see the “Unintentional” tab of the CDC’s proposed External Cause of Injury Code Matrix in the file “FINAL 2019 ICD-10-CM_Non-Poisoning_Cause_Matrix  ALL codes 123019.xlsx” at:  ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/injury/tools/.

 S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases). 

Last updated July 2020.

Non-fatal injuries of children due to non-traffic motor vehicle accidents by age groups (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,433
1,659
1,462
1,493
1,706
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
S
13
14
21
25
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
116
155
112
113
127
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
264
256
171
198
247
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
393
407
217
256
373
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
360
469
485
469
495
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
292
359
463
436
439
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
42
32
38
22
38
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
10
S
S
S
S
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
S
11
S
S
12
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
S
S
15
S
S
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
11
S
S
S
S
Location Age group Data Type 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,433
1,659
1,462
1,493
1,706
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
S
13
14
21
25
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
116
155
112
113
127
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
264
256
171
198
247
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
393
407
217
256
373
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
360
469
485
469
495
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
292
359
463
436
439
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
42
32
38
22
38
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
S
S
S
S
S
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
10
S
S
S
S
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
S
11
S
S
12
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
S
S
15
S
S
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
11
S
S
S
S
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Definitions: Number of all non-fatal injuries counted as South Carolina inpatient and Emergency Department discharges for non-traffic motor vehicle accidents.

Data Source: Inpatient and Emergency Department data (S.C. Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office - Health and Demographics Section).


Footnotes:

  • Data elements up to and including Quarter 3 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E820-E825.
  • Data elements beginning with Quarter 4 of 2015 use ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's external cause of injury matrix for ICD-10-CM: Cases in which the injury was considered to be of unintentional intent and had an external cause code with a seventh digit of “A” were used for the purposes of this report, indicating an initial encounter for that particular injury. For more information, please see the “Unintentional” tab of the CDC’s proposed External Cause of Injury Code Matrix in the file “FINAL 2019 ICD-10-CM_Non-Poisoning_Cause_Matrix  ALL codes 123019.xlsx” at:  ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/health_statistics/nchs/injury/tools/.

 S=Indicates suppressed data (less than 10 cases). 

Last updated July 2020.

Teen girls of age 14-17 who became pregnant (Percent)

Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
Darlington
Percent
1.9%
1.6%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
Location Data Type 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
South Carolina
Percent
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
Darlington
Percent
1.9%
1.6%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
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Definitions: The number of births, abortions and fetal deaths to teenage girls 14-17 years old as a percentage on per 100 females in this age group. Source: SCAN DHEC; Pregnancy module: rates for 14-17 years old girls converted to percents.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN) Pregnancy Tables.

Footnotes: Last updated May 2021.