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Total population by race/ethnicity (Number & Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,083,305
3,120,529
3,163,094
3,204,947
3,244,150
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,336,618
1,347,377
1,359,344
1,370,510
1,380,429
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
28.0%
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
95,019
99,167
103,503
108,620
113,408
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
250,920
257,685
266,482
275,745
286,382
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.3%
5.4%
5.6%
5.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,765,862
4,824,758
4,892,423
4,959,822
5,024,369
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,827
37,647
37,472
37,315
37,147
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.7%
55.6%
55.4%
55.4%
55.2%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
28,329
28,262
28,260
28,198
28,194
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
41.7%
41.7%
41.8%
41.9%
41.9%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
539
534
539
548
564
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
1,209
1,290
1,317
1,309
1,360
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
1.8%
1.9%
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
67,904
67,733
67,588
67,370
67,265
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,083,305
3,120,529
3,163,094
3,204,947
3,244,150
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
64.7%
64.7%
64.7%
64.6%
64.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,336,618
1,347,377
1,359,344
1,370,510
1,380,429
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
28.0%
27.9%
27.8%
27.6%
27.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
95,019
99,167
103,503
108,620
113,408
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
250,920
257,685
266,482
275,745
286,382
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
5.3%
5.3%
5.4%
5.6%
5.7%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
4,765,862
4,824,758
4,892,423
4,959,822
5,024,369
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
37,827
37,647
37,472
37,315
37,147
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.7%
55.6%
55.4%
55.4%
55.2%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
28,329
28,262
28,260
28,198
28,194
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
41.7%
41.7%
41.8%
41.9%
41.9%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
539
534
539
548
564
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
1,209
1,290
1,317
1,309
1,360
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
1.8%
1.9%
1.9%
1.9%
2.0%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
67,904
67,733
67,588
67,370
67,265
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
31,429
32,045
32,434
31,875
31,799
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.0%
56.3%
56.1%
55.5%
55.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
17,972
18,106
18,206
18,505
18,806
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.0%
31.8%
31.5%
32.2%
32.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,140
1,101
1,132
1,191
1,240
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
1.9%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,571
5,627
6,093
5,896
5,756
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
9.9%
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,112
56,879
57,865
57,467
57,601
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
367
349
398
373
365
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.2%
48.0%
48.0%
46.3%
46.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
385
359
399
404
387
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.4%
49.4%
48.1%
50.2%
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
36
16
31
21
23
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
4.5%
2.2%
3.7%
2.6%
2.9%
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Number
795
727
829
805
780
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
31,429
32,045
32,434
31,875
31,799
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.0%
56.3%
56.1%
55.5%
55.2%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
17,972
18,106
18,206
18,505
18,806
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.0%
31.8%
31.5%
32.2%
32.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
1,140
1,101
1,132
1,191
1,240
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
1.9%
2.0%
2.1%
2.2%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
5,571
5,627
6,093
5,896
5,756
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.9%
9.9%
10.5%
10.3%
10.0%
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Number
56,112
56,879
57,865
57,467
57,601
South Carolina
Total under 1-year-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
367
349
398
373
365
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.2%
48.0%
48.0%
46.3%
46.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
385
359
399
404
387
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.4%
49.4%
48.1%
50.2%
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
36
16
31
21
23
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
4.5%
2.2%
3.7%
2.6%
2.9%
Darlington
Total under 1-year-old
Number
795
727
829
805
780
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
160,716
161,518
162,854
163,656
164,326
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.3%
55.8%
56.0%
56.1%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
94,994
93,142
92,373
92,413
92,898
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.2%
31.8%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,895
5,947
6,062
6,424
6,661
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,913
28,915
29,277
29,381
29,768
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.1%
10.1%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,518
289,522
290,566
291,874
293,653
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,833
1,797
1,864
1,899
1,882
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.8%
47.0%
47.9%
47.8%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,887
1,848
1,859
1,915
1,942
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
47.8%
48.2%
48.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
50
31
24
31
35
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.3%
0.8%
0.6%
0.8%
0.9%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
145
144
142
131
144
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.7%
3.8%
3.7%
3.3%
3.6%
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Number
3,915
3,820
3,889
3,976
4,003
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
160,716
161,518
162,854
163,656
164,326
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.3%
55.8%
56.0%
56.1%
56.0%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
94,994
93,142
92,373
92,413
92,898
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.2%
31.8%
31.7%
31.6%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
5,895
5,947
6,062
6,424
6,661
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.0%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
28,913
28,915
29,277
29,381
29,768
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
10.0%
10.0%
10.1%
10.1%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Number
290,518
289,522
290,566
291,874
293,653
South Carolina
Total under 5-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,833
1,797
1,864
1,899
1,882
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.8%
47.0%
47.9%
47.8%
47.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
1,887
1,848
1,859
1,915
1,942
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
47.8%
48.2%
48.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
50
31
24
31
35
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.3%
0.8%
0.6%
0.8%
0.9%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
145
144
142
131
144
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.7%
3.8%
3.7%
3.3%
3.6%
Darlington
Total under 5-years-old
Number
3,915
3,820
3,889
3,976
4,003
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
330,503
331,463
333,421
334,921
335,163
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.5%
55.6%
55.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
195,316
194,988
194,841
193,605
191,938
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.8%
32.6%
32.4%
32.2%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,436
12,660
12,952
13,401
13,824
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
57,142
58,221
59,398
60,158
60,665
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.6%
9.7%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
595,397
597,332
600,612
602,085
601,590
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,908
3,847
3,792
3,814
3,722
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.9%
46.7%
46.8%
47.1%
46.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
4,019
3,983
3,898
3,870
3,867
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
48.1%
47.8%
48.3%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
100
90
88
91
86
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
303
314
327
317
330
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
3.8%
4.0%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Number
8,330
8,234
8,105
8,092
8,005
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
330,503
331,463
333,421
334,921
335,163
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
55.5%
55.5%
55.5%
55.6%
55.7%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
195,316
194,988
194,841
193,605
191,938
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.8%
32.6%
32.4%
32.2%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
12,436
12,660
12,952
13,401
13,824
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
57,142
58,221
59,398
60,158
60,665
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
9.6%
9.7%
9.9%
10.0%
10.1%
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Number
595,397
597,332
600,612
602,085
601,590
South Carolina
Total under 10-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
3,908
3,847
3,792
3,814
3,722
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46.9%
46.7%
46.8%
47.1%
46.5%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
4,019
3,983
3,898
3,870
3,867
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.2%
48.4%
48.1%
47.8%
48.3%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
100
90
88
91
86
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
303
314
327
317
330
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.6%
3.8%
4.0%
3.9%
4.1%
Darlington
Total under 10-years-old
Number
8,330
8,234
8,105
8,092
8,005
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
507,213
508,370
509,711
511,443
513,741
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
293,865
292,855
291,678
290,852
291,346
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
18,821
19,395
19,942
20,601
21,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
78,840
81,476
84,266
86,582
89,057
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
898,739
902,096
905,597
909,478
915,372
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
6,154
6,104
6,006
5,961
5,803
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.4%
47.6%
47.7%
47.8%
47.2%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
6,297
6,166
6,019
5,911
5,882
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.5%
48.1%
47.8%
47.4%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
133
127
127
132
128
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
407
427
447
458
488
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.3%
3.5%
3.7%
4.0%
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Number
12,991
12,824
12,599
12,462
12,301
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
507,213
508,370
509,711
511,443
513,741
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.4%
56.4%
56.3%
56.2%
56.1%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
293,865
292,855
291,678
290,852
291,346
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
18,821
19,395
19,942
20,601
21,228
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
78,840
81,476
84,266
86,582
89,057
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.8%
9.0%
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Number
898,739
902,096
905,597
909,478
915,372
South Carolina
Total under 15-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
6,154
6,104
6,006
5,961
5,803
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.4%
47.6%
47.7%
47.8%
47.2%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
6,297
6,166
6,019
5,911
5,882
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.5%
48.1%
47.8%
47.4%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
133
127
127
132
128
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
407
427
447
458
488
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
3.1%
3.3%
3.5%
3.7%
4.0%
Darlington
Total under 15-years-old
Number
12,991
12,824
12,599
12,462
12,301
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
613,030
615,608
619,404
621,876
623,942
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.9%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
352,663
351,825
351,944
351,726
351,842
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
22,430
23,166
23,966
24,947
25,816
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
89,530
92,623
96,222
99,521
103,074
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.3%
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,077,653
1,083,222
1,091,536
1,098,070
1,104,674
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
7,450
7,412
7,345
7,319
7,158
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.4%
47.6%
47.6%
47.9%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
7,657
7,529
7,428
7,288
7,188
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.7%
48.3%
48.2%
47.7%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
153
148
143
149
151
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
455
486
502
518
550
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.9%
3.1%
3.3%
3.4%
3.7%
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Number
15,715
15,575
15,418
15,274
15,047
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
613,030
615,608
619,404
621,876
623,942
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
56.9%
56.8%
56.7%
56.6%
56.5%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
352,663
351,825
351,944
351,726
351,842
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.7%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
22,430
23,166
23,966
24,947
25,816
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
89,530
92,623
96,222
99,521
103,074
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.3%
8.6%
8.8%
9.1%
9.3%
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Number
1,077,653
1,083,222
1,091,536
1,098,070
1,104,674
South Carolina
Total under 18-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
7,450
7,412
7,345
7,319
7,158
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.4%
47.6%
47.6%
47.9%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
7,657
7,529
7,428
7,288
7,188
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
48.7%
48.3%
48.2%
47.7%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
153
148
143
149
151
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
455
486
502
518
550
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.9%
3.1%
3.3%
3.4%
3.7%
Darlington
Total under 18-years-old
Number
15,715
15,575
15,418
15,274
15,047
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
728,425
730,663
735,096
738,770
741,640
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.0%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
420,826
416,790
414,811
414,010
414,264
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.9%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26,693
27,530
28,432
29,573
30,601
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
102,293
105,494
109,473
113,091
117,309
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.0%
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,278,237
1,280,477
1,287,812
1,295,444
1,303,814
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
8,695
8,611
8,533
8,489
8,340
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.2%
47.5%
47.8%
48.0%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
9,044
8,798
8,603
8,462
8,374
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
49.1%
48.5%
48.2%
47.8%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
174
165
167
178
182
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
517
548
556
572
609
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.8%
3.0%
3.1%
3.2%
3.5%
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Number
18,430
18,122
17,859
17,701
17,505
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
728,425
730,663
735,096
738,770
741,640
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
57.0%
57.1%
57.1%
57.0%
56.9%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
420,826
416,790
414,811
414,010
414,264
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
32.9%
32.5%
32.2%
32.0%
31.8%
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
26,693
27,530
28,432
29,573
30,601
South Carolina
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
2.3%
2.3%
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
102,293
105,494
109,473
113,091
117,309
South Carolina
Hispanic
Percent
8.0%
8.2%
8.5%
8.7%
9.0%
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Number
1,278,237
1,280,477
1,287,812
1,295,444
1,303,814
South Carolina
Total under 21-years-old
Percent
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
8,695
8,611
8,533
8,489
8,340
Darlington
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
47.2%
47.5%
47.8%
48.0%
47.6%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
9,044
8,798
8,603
8,462
8,374
Darlington
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
49.1%
48.5%
48.2%
47.8%
47.8%
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Number
174
165
167
178
182
Darlington
Non-Hispanic other race alone
Percent
0.9%
0.9%
0.9%
1.0%
1.0%
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
517
548
556
572
609
Darlington
Hispanic
Percent
2.8%
3.0%
3.1%
3.2%
3.5%
Darlington
Total under 21-years-old
Number
18,430
18,122
17,859
17,701
17,505
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 2017 are from Vintage 2017 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 2017 postcensal estimates of the resident population of the United States (April 1, 2010, July 1, 2010-July 1, 2017), 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 August 2018.

Median family (with child) income (Currency)

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Currency
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
Darlington
Currency
$39,293
$40,861
$43,180
$42,611
$45,625
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Currency
$50,967
$51,388
$52,241
$53,808
$55,975
Darlington
Currency
$39,293
$40,861
$43,180
$42,611
$45,625
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

Annual unemployment rates in SC by county (Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
7.6%
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
Darlington
Percent
8.9%
7.9%
7.4%
6.0%
5.3%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
7.6%
6.4%
6.0%
4.8%
4.3%
Darlington
Percent
8.9%
7.9%
7.4%
6.0%
5.3%
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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 2007-2017.
http://www.bls.gov/lau/tables.htm

Footnotes: Data is not seasonally adjusted.

Last updated August 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
Darlington
Percent
11.7%
13.5%
10.3%
9.6%
9.2%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.2%
9.4%
9.2%
9.2%
8.9%
Darlington
Percent
11.7%
13.5%
10.3%
9.6%
9.2%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
Darlington
Percent
14.5%
14.9%
16.0%
12.9%
10.7%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
9.3%
8.7%
8.5%
7.8%
7.1%
Darlington
Percent
14.5%
14.9%
16.0%
12.9%
10.7%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
Darlington
Percent
21.1%
20.6%
21.4%
20.0%
19.6%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
24.8%
24.2%
23.1%
21.9%
21.1%
Darlington
Percent
21.1%
20.6%
21.4%
20.0%
19.6%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

Children in poverty (Number & Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
South Carolina
Percent
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
Darlington
Number
6,095
5,577
5,059
4,876
4,899
Darlington
Percent
39.2%
36.1%
33.4%
32.3%
33.0%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
290,346
281,738
260,646
249,108
242,819
South Carolina
Percent
27.3%
26.4%
24.4%
23.0%
22.3%
Darlington
Number
6,095
5,577
5,059
4,876
4,899
Darlington
Percent
39.2%
36.1%
33.4%
32.3%
33.0%
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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) 1993-2017, Census 1980, and Census 1990.

Footnotes: Last updated January 2019.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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 (2016 and 2017) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
Darlington
Percent
58.4%
58.2%
Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
46.4%
47.4%
Darlington
Percent
58.4%
58.2%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 and 2017 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 January 2019.

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 8th graders testing below state standards in English/Language Arts-ACT® Aspire® (2015 data) (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 2015 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 (2016 and 2017). (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
Darlington
Percent
70.6%
66.3%
Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
56.3%
57.9%
Darlington
Percent
70.6%
66.3%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 and 2017 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 January 2019.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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-SC READY (2016 and 2017) (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
Darlington
Percent
72.7%
76.4%
Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
67.6%
65.5%
Darlington
Percent
72.7%
76.4%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 and 2017 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 January 2019.

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® (2015 data) (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 2015 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-SC READY (2016 and 2017). (Percent)

Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
Darlington
Percent
62.3%
68.7%
Location Data Type 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
55.3%
59.9%
Darlington
Percent
62.3%
68.7%
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Definitions: The data for 2016 and 2017 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
4.5%
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
Darlington
Percent
14.5%
14.0%
11.6%
13.3%
12.0%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
4.5%
4.8%
4.7%
4.2%
3.8%
Darlington
Percent
14.5%
14.0%
11.6%
13.3%
12.0%
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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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
Darlington
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%
1.1%
Location Data Type 2012 - 13 2013 - 14 2014 - 15 2015 - 16 2016 - 17
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
2.1%
2.2%
Darlington
Percent
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.5%
1.1%
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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 2016-2017, South Carolina Department of Education, July 2018.

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 January 2019.


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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
Darlington
Percent
5.7%
5.6%
6.6%
5.0%
6.0%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
5.8%
5.4%
5.0%
4.4%
4.1%
Darlington
Percent
5.7%
5.6%
6.6%
5.0%
6.0%
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Definitions: Universe: Population age 16-19.
Numerator: Number of youth ages 16 to 19 who are not enrolled in school and not high school graduates;
Denominator: Number of youth ages 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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
Darlington
Percent
28.3%
27.2%
21.3%
19.5%
21.7%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
17.3%
16.5%
15.3%
14.3%
13.9%
Darlington
Percent
28.3%
27.2%
21.3%
19.5%
21.7%
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Definitions: Percentage of persons ages 18-24 who reported that they had neither attained a high school diploma nor GED.

The American Community Survey is now used as the main source of educational attainment data because it has a larger sample and provide more reliable statistics on smaller geographical areas.The latest data represents 5-year estimates.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates, 2006-2010 through 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
16.1%
15.8%
10.7%
10.4%
17.6%
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,215
1,181
788
760
1,270
Darlington
Black or African American
Percent
23.9%
41.6%
39.1%
39.3%
34.6%
Darlington
Black or African American
Number
1,823
3,056
2,809
2,812
2,410
Darlington
Some Other Race
Percent
17.5%
39.2%
38.7%
31.0%
27.3%
Darlington
Some Other Race
Number
146
372
368
257
222
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
13.4%
27.7%
34.3%
26.9%
8.2%
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Number
57
124
167
128
41
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
19.8%
29.0%
25.5%
25.0%
25.4%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
3,204
4,654
4,037
3,896
3,922
Location Race Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
6.9%
6.9%
6.2%
5.5%
5.1%
South Carolina
White Non-Hispanic
Number
40,879
41,037
37,101
32,650
30,376
South Carolina
Black or African American
Percent
28.0%
29.5%
27.1%
24.8%
23.1%
South Carolina
Black or African American
Number
96,506
100,310
91,786
82,964
76,908
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Percent
15.7%
15.1%
14.0%
11.5%
11.3%
South Carolina
Some Other Race
Number
13,672
13,712
13,023
11,084
11,180
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
21.0%
23.0%
19.8%
18.7%
18.9%
South Carolina
Hispanic or Latino
Number
17,748
20,205
17,886
17,316
18,203
South Carolina
Total Population
Percent
14.9%
15.5%
14.1%
12.7%
11.9%
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
161,113
167,857
152,665
137,943
130,065
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Percent
16.1%
15.8%
10.7%
10.4%
17.6%
Darlington
White Non-Hispanic
Number
1,215
1,181
788
760
1,270
Darlington
Black or African American
Percent
23.9%
41.6%
39.1%
39.3%
34.6%
Darlington
Black or African American
Number
1,823
3,056
2,809
2,812
2,410
Darlington
Some Other Race
Percent
17.5%
39.2%
38.7%
31.0%
27.3%
Darlington
Some Other Race
Number
146
372
368
257
222
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
13.4%
27.7%
34.3%
26.9%
8.2%
Darlington
Hispanic or Latino
Number
57
124
167
128
41
Darlington
Total Population
Percent
19.8%
29.0%
25.5%
25.0%
25.4%
Darlington
Total Population
Number
3,204
4,654
4,037
3,896
3,922
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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 2013-2017 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 the 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 February 2019.

Live births to mothers under 18 (Percent)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
Darlington
Percent
2.8%
2.9%
3.2%
2.8%
1.7%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
2.3%
2.1%
1.9%
1.7%
1.6%
Darlington
Percent
2.8%
2.9%
3.2%
2.8%
1.7%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
Darlington
Percent
20.1%
18.4%
20.3%
19.1%
18.6%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
16.6%
15.7%
15.0%
14.2%
13.6%
Darlington
Percent
20.1%
18.4%
20.3%
19.1%
18.6%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
Darlington
Percent
62.8%
64.9%
66.3%
63.6%
62.6%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
47.1%
47.3%
46.4%
45.1%
46.0%
Darlington
Percent
62.8%
64.9%
66.3%
63.6%
62.6%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

Children living in single parent families (Decennial Census Series) (Percent)

Location Data Type 1980 1990 2000 2010
South Carolina
Percent
18.9%
25.1%
31.3%
35.8%
Darlington
Percent
20.8%
31.1%
38.2%
44.4%
Location Data Type 1980 1990 2000 2010
South Carolina
Percent
18.9%
25.1%
31.3%
35.8%
Darlington
Percent
20.8%
31.1%
38.2%
44.4%
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Definitions: A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is designated as the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.
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, Census 2010, Table P40.

Footnotes:  This measure is presented separately using two different sources.  The decennial census, which reflects an population count every ten years, and the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates, which are updated annually and reflect an average over a five-year period.  Therefore, it is not recommended that the decennial census data be compared to the ACS 5-year Estimates data for this indicator.

Last updated September 2013.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
Darlington
Percent
50.4%
53.1%
52.3%
51.3%
51.9%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
41.4%
41.9%
41.5%
41.0%
40.5%
Darlington
Percent
50.4%
53.1%
52.3%
51.3%
51.9%
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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 2013-2017, Table B23008.

Footnotes: This measure is presented separately using two different sources.  The decennial census, which reflects an population count every ten years, and the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates, which are updated annually and reflect an average over a five-year period.  Therefore, it is not recommended that the decennial census data be compared to the ACS 5-year Estimates data for this indicator. In addition, the Census Bureau suggests comparing ACS periods that do not overlap—for example, comparing 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
Darlington
Percent
18.1%
18.1%
18.3%
17.1%
17.2%
Location Data Type 2009 - 2013 2010 - 2014 2011 - 2015 2012 - 2016 2013 - 2017
South Carolina
Percent
12.8%
12.4%
11.8%
11.3%
10.8%
Darlington
Percent
18.1%
18.1%
18.3%
17.1%
17.2%
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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 2013-2017, 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 2006–2010 estimates with 2011–2015 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 January 2019.

ACE: Adverse Childhood Experience Prevalence (Percent)

Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.77%
South Carolina
No ACEs
Percent
37.08%
South Carolina
One ACE
Percent
25.72%
South Carolina
Two ACEs
Percent
14.31%
South Carolina
Three ACEs
Percent
14.14%
South Carolina
Four or more ACEs
Percent
6.00%
Darlington
At least one ACE
Percent
59.56%
Darlington
No ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
One ACE
Percent
NA
Darlington
Two ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
Three ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
Four or more ACEs
Percent
NA
Location Number of indicators present Data Type 2014 - 2016
South Carolina
At least one ACE
Percent
61.77%
South Carolina
No ACEs
Percent
37.08%
South Carolina
One ACE
Percent
25.72%
South Carolina
Two ACEs
Percent
14.31%
South Carolina
Three ACEs
Percent
14.14%
South Carolina
Four or more ACEs
Percent
6.00%
Darlington
At least one ACE
Percent
59.56%
Darlington
No ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
One ACE
Percent
NA
Darlington
Two ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
Three ACEs
Percent
NA
Darlington
Four or more ACEs
Percent
NA
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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).

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. 

NA indicates data not available.

Last updated January 2019.

Babies born with low birthweight by race (Percent)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
Darlington
Total
Percent
12.7%
11.1%
13.0%
11.4%
12.0%
Darlington
White
Percent
8.5%
7.5%
10.3%
8.5%
8.5%
Darlington
Black
Percent
17.5%
14.8%
16.1%
14.2%
15.8%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Percent
9.7%
9.4%
9.5%
9.6%
9.7%
South Carolina
White
Percent
7.5%
7.2%
7.2%
7.3%
7.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
14.3%
14.3%
14.6%
14.6%
15.1%
Darlington
Total
Percent
12.7%
11.1%
13.0%
11.4%
12.0%
Darlington
White
Percent
8.5%
7.5%
10.3%
8.5%
8.5%
Darlington
Black
Percent
17.5%
14.8%
16.1%
14.2%
15.8%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
Darlington
White
Percent
19.8%
20.3%
19.9%
24.3%
21.9%
Darlington
Black
Percent
30.9%
34.8%
43.2%
37.0%
34.1%
Darlington
Total
Percent
25.4%
27.5%
31.0%
30.7%
27.9%
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
White
Percent
29.2%
29.5%
30.9%
30.0%
29.2%
South Carolina
Black
Percent
38.2%
39.5%
40.8%
39.2%
37.6%
South Carolina
Total
Percent
32.3%
32.9%
34.1%
33.0%
31.9%
Darlington
White
Percent
19.8%
20.3%
19.9%
24.3%
21.9%
Darlington
Black
Percent
30.9%
34.8%
43.2%
37.0%
34.1%
Darlington
Total
Percent
25.4%
27.5%
31.0%
30.7%
27.9%
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.


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

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
rate
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
21.7
South Carolina
White
rate
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
19.5
South Carolina
Black
rate
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
26.8
Darlington
Total
rate
44.2
36.8
34.9
29.6
25.6
Darlington
White
rate
35.8
33.3
37.8
29.4
23.3
Darlington
Black
rate
52.2
40.9
32.9
30.5
28.5
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
rate
31.6
28.5
26.1
23.8
21.7
South Carolina
White
rate
28.1
25.4
23.3
21.9
19.5
South Carolina
Black
rate
39.0
35.1
32.6
28.2
26.8
Darlington
Total
rate
44.2
36.8
34.9
29.6
25.6
Darlington
White
rate
35.8
33.3
37.8
29.4
23.3
Darlington
Black
rate
52.2
40.9
32.9
30.5
28.5
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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).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

Live Births by Race/Ethnicity (Number)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Number
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
South Carolina
White
Number
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
Darlington
Total
Number
756
800
843
774
743
Darlington
White
Number
388
400
438
375
366
Darlington
Black
Number
359
399
398
395
367
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
15
18
23
16
18
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total
Number
56,743
57,631
58,135
57,337
57,030
South Carolina
White
Number
37,177
37,923
38,459
38,264
37,601
South Carolina
Black
Number
18,087
18,182
18,045
17,322
17,651
South Carolina
Hispanic
Number
4,360
4,568
4,852
5,013
5,102
Darlington
Total
Number
756
800
843
774
743
Darlington
White
Number
388
400
438
375
366
Darlington
Black
Number
359
399
398
395
367
Darlington
Hispanic
Number
15
18
23
16
18
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Definitions: Total number of live births by race/ethnicity.

Data Source: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS: South Carolina Community Assessment Network (SCAN).
http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan/bdp/tables/birthtable.aspx

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.

Child deaths (3-year data) (rate)

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
Darlington
rate
46.0
44.2
19.6
25.8
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
18.5
19.7
19.8
20.8
Darlington
rate
46.0
44.2
19.6
25.8
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

Child deaths (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
Darlington
rate
73.5
41.2
16.9
0.0
60.8
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
19.3
19.4
20.4
19.7
22.2
Darlington
rate
73.5
41.2
16.9
0.0
60.8
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution.

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
Darlington
rate
14.7
15.0
45.1
67.5
Location Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
rate
54.7
57.0
64.6
64.8
Darlington
rate
14.7
15.0
45.1
67.5
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.



Teen deaths from all causes (rate)

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
Darlington
rate
0.0
0.0
45.2
89.5
67.6
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
rate
45.9
61.5
63.6
68.6
62.4
Darlington
rate
0.0
0.0
45.2
89.5
67.6
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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), Deaths Module: http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Rates and percentages calculated from small numbers should be used with caution!

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
11
10
12
15
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
9.4
8.7
10.0
12.7
Darlington
White
Number
7
6
8
8
Darlington
White
Rate
5.8
4.9
6.6
6.8
Darlington
Total Population
Number
18
16
20
23
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
7.6
6.7
8.3
9.7
Location Race Data Type 2012 - 2014 2013 - 2015 2014 - 2016 2015 - 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
632
614
619
608
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.7
10.9
10.6
10.5
South Carolina
White
Number
564
551
558
567
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
1,196
1,166
1,178
1,177
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
7.0
6.8
6.8
6.8
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
11
10
12
15
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
9.4
8.7
10.0
12.7
Darlington
White
Number
7
6
8
8
Darlington
White
Rate
5.8
4.9
6.6
6.8
Darlington
Total Population
Number
18
16
20
23
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
7.6
6.7
8.3
9.7
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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 Module:  http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.

Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

Infant mortality rate by race (Number & Rate)

Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
197
199
218
202
188
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
South Carolina
White
Number
192
173
186
199
182
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
389
372
405
401
371
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
4
1
5
6
4
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
10.9
2.5
12.4
15.0
10.6
Darlington
White
Number
1
2
3
3
2
Darlington
White
Rate
2.6
5.0
6.8
8.0
5.5
Darlington
Total Population
Number
5
3
8
9
6
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
6.6
3.8
9.5
11.6
8.1
Location Race Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Black or other race
Number
197
199
218
202
188
South Carolina
Black or other race
Rate
10.1
10.1
11.1
10.6
9.7
South Carolina
White
Number
192
173
186
199
182
South Carolina
White
Rate
5.2
4.6
4.8
5.2
4.8
South Carolina
Total Population
Number
389
372
405
401
371
South Carolina
Total Population
Rate
6.9
6.5
7.0
7.0
6.5
Darlington
Black or other race
Number
4
1
5
6
4
Darlington
Black or other race
Rate
10.9
2.5
12.4
15.0
10.6
Darlington
White
Number
1
2
3
3
2
Darlington
White
Rate
2.6
5.0
6.8
8.0
5.5
Darlington
Total Population
Number
5
3
8
9
6
Darlington
Total Population
Rate
6.6
3.8
9.5
11.6
8.1
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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 Module:  http://scangis.dhec.sc.gov/scan

Footnotes: Observations in which county was unknown were omitted.
Rates calculated with 20 or fewer deaths are unreliable and should be used cautiously.

Last updated February 2019.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
Darlington
Number
154
204
210
166
268
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Number
7,139
8,494
10,173
9,635
10,928
Darlington
Number
154
204
210
166
268
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Child abuse and neglect by maltreatment typology (Number)

Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
64
56
81
112
109
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
324
310
581
504
733
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
7
5
4
1
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
313
266
303
266
280
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
33
32
43
28
48
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
South Carolina
Other
Number
165
164
118
78
28
Darlington
Abandonment
Number
0
0
4
10
1
Darlington
Educational neglect
Number
2
0
11
8
37
Darlington
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Medical neglect
Number
3
2
6
4
6
Darlington
Mental injury
Number
1
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Physical abuse
Number
34
11
37
58
82
Darlington
Neglect
Number
231
214
256
156
214
Darlington
Other
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Location Child Maltreatment Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Abandonment
Number
64
56
81
112
109
South Carolina
Educational neglect
Number
324
310
581
504
733
South Carolina
Medical abuse
Number
7
5
4
1
3
South Carolina
Medical neglect
Number
313
266
303
266
280
South Carolina
Mental injury
Number
33
32
43
28
48
South Carolina
Physical abuse
Number
2,062
1,761
3,160
3,037
2,824
South Carolina
Neglect
Number
7,034
5,807
9,032
8,464
9,914
South Carolina
Other
Number
165
164
118
78
28
Darlington
Abandonment
Number
0
0
4
10
1
Darlington
Educational neglect
Number
2
0
11
8
37
Darlington
Medical abuse
Number
0
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Medical neglect
Number
3
2
6
4
6
Darlington
Mental injury
Number
1
0
0
0
0
Darlington
Physical abuse
Number
34
11
37
58
82
Darlington
Neglect
Number
231
214
256
156
214
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 Reports during SFY - 2018.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
9,237
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
7,432
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
336
401
396
289
553
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
186
222
225
162
236
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
115
130
118
91
196
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
35
49
51
35
117
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
16,317
15,233
18,398
17,662
20,198
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
7,675
7,229
8,662
8,389
9,237
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
5,908
5,403
6,650
6,357
7,432
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,734
2,599
3,015
2,825
3,457
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
336
401
396
289
553
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
186
222
225
162
236
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
115
130
118
91
196
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
35
49
51
35
117
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Children with founded child maltreatment by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,301
9,149
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,267
7,354
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
161
218
223
161
235
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
107
129
117
89
196
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
32
46
49
35
116
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
300
393
391
286
551
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
6,433
7,145
8,588
8,301
9,149
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
4,951
5,362
6,593
6,267
7,354
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
2,238
2,558
2,961
2,756
3,390
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
13,624
15,067
18,208
17,412
19,959
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
161
218
223
161
235
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
107
129
117
89
196
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
32
46
49
35
116
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
300
393
391
286
551
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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 2017-2018 based on Accepted Date.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Child abuse investigations referrals by type of decision (Number)

Location Type Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
Darlington
Total Referrals
Number
456
498
791
754
861
Darlington
Accepted
Number
296
380
471
442
591
Darlington
Indicated
Number
155
205
210
167
302
Location Type Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Total Referrals
Number
29,917
35,070
43,924
46,524
56,263
South Carolina
Accepted
Number
14,606
19,782
24,980
26,347
37,837
South Carolina
Indicated
Number
7,139
8,494
10,171
9,634
10,928
Darlington
Total Referrals
Number
456
498
791
754
861
Darlington
Accepted
Number
296
380
471
442
591
Darlington
Indicated
Number
155
205
210
167
302
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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, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

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

Last updated January 2019.

Children in foster care by age group (Number)

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
1,229
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
1,089
1,207
1,242
1,280
1,456
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,045
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
South Carolina
18 and over
Number
214
169
154
150
159
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,577
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
43
25
31
35
41
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
28
23
16
17
36
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
16
17
17
14
17
Darlington
18 and over
Number
8
5
1
0
1
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
95
70
65
66
95
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
0 to 5
Number
1,229
1,347
1,461
1,485
1,639
South Carolina
6 to 12
Number
1,089
1,207
1,242
1,280
1,456
South Carolina
13 to 17
Number
1,045
1,135
1,171
1,196
1,252
South Carolina
18 and over
Number
214
169
154
150
159
South Carolina
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
3,577
3,858
4,028
4,111
4,506
Darlington
0 to 5
Number
43
25
31
35
41
Darlington
6 to 12
Number
28
23
16
17
36
Darlington
13 to 17
Number
16
17
17
14
17
Darlington
18 and over
Number
8
5
1
0
1
Darlington
All ages (0 to 17)
Number
95
70
65
66
95
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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, 2018 - County of Origin.

Footnotes: Year 2017 means SFY 2017-2018.

Last updated January 2019.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,435
23,383
26,218
25,056
23,545
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
529
541
626
532
513
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,319
2,351
2,783
2,354
2,158
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,992
3,177
3,830
3,787
3,337
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,184
3,278
3,742
3,645
3,583
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,122
6,478
7,214
7,196
6,836
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,289
7,558
8,023
7,542
7,118
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
501
436
511
446
425
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
14
9
19
14
9
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
68
38
57
52
47
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
85
61
72
71
67
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
80
57
65
72
72
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
122
123
134
123
125
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
132
148
164
114
105
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
22,435
23,383
26,218
25,056
23,545
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
529
541
626
532
513
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
2,319
2,351
2,783
2,354
2,158
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
2,992
3,177
3,830
3,787
3,337
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
3,184
3,278
3,742
3,645
3,583
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
6,122
6,478
7,214
7,196
6,836
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
7,289
7,558
8,023
7,542
7,118
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
501
436
511
446
425
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
14
9
19
14
9
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
68
38
57
52
47
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
85
61
72
71
67
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
80
57
65
72
72
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
122
123
134
123
125
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
132
148
164
114
105
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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).

For the third quarter of 2015 and all prior years, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E825. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2015, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's proposed injury matrix for ICD-9-CM as outlined in the following file:  https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/tbi/injury/icd10/icd-10-cm_non-poisoning_cause_matrix.xlsx (unintentional manner of intent codes and initial encounter only). Please see the 'codes' tab for more information.

Footnotes: Last updated December 2018.

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

Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,417
1,433
1,659
1,457
1,384
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
5
8
13
14
21
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
118
116
155
112
108
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
244
264
256
171
180
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
441
393
407
216
220
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
336
360
469
483
443
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
273
292
359
461
412
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
38
42
32
38
20
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
0
3
0
0
0
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
1
6
3
6
1
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
7
10
1
7
4
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
8
9
11
3
4
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
13
3
8
15
4
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
9
11
9
7
7
Location Age group Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
All ages 0-21
Number
1,417
1,433
1,659
1,457
1,384
South Carolina
Less than 1
Number
5
8
13
14
21
South Carolina
1 to 4
Number
118
116
155
112
108
South Carolina
5 to 9
Number
244
264
256
171
180
South Carolina
10 to 14
Number
441
393
407
216
220
South Carolina
15 to 18
Number
336
360
469
483
443
South Carolina
19 to 21
Number
273
292
359
461
412
Darlington
All ages 0-21
Number
38
42
32
38
20
Darlington
Less than 1
Number
0
3
0
0
0
Darlington
1 to 4
Number
1
6
3
6
1
Darlington
5 to 9
Number
7
10
1
7
4
Darlington
10 to 14
Number
8
9
11
3
4
Darlington
15 to 18
Number
13
3
8
15
4
Darlington
19 to 21
Number
9
11
9
7
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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).

For the third quarter of 2015 and all prior years, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes in the range E810-E825. Beginning with the fourth quarter of 2015, data reflects ICD-9-CM external cause codes defined in the CDC's proposed injury matrix for ICD-9-CM as outlined in the following file:  https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/tbi/injury/icd10/icd-10-cm_non-poisoning_cause_matrix.xlsx (unintentional manner of intent codes and initial encounter only). Please see the 'codes' tab for more information.

Footnotes: Last update December 2018.

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

Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.9%
1.6%
1.2%
Location Data Type 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
South Carolina
Percent
1.4%
1.3%
1.2%
1.1%
1.0%
Darlington
Percent
1.4%
1.6%
1.9%
1.6%
1.2%
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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: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Footnotes: Last updated February 2019.