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Overview
Population:6,291
Pop. Change:-11%
State: South Carolina
Metro Area: Florence Metro Area
County: Darlington County
City:Darlington
Zip Code:29532
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Darlington's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Florence Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: Northeast South Carolina, 50 miles from the North Carolina border

Elevation: 225

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Florence has a thriving economy as a transportation and distribution center with manufacturing and agriculture added to the mix. The main transportation routes from the north and east split at this point, continuing inland to Atlanta and down the coast to Savannah and into Florida. Manufacturers include Honda, GE, Maytag, DuPont, and Southeastern Steel. The town is typically Southern with a simple grace and slow pace. The downtown business district is plain and unremarkable but clean, is well utilized and has some historic interest. While it’s far from big-city services and amenities, the town does have a modest set of local arts assets. The McLeod Regional Medical Center adds a significant health care presence. Darlington Raceway 5 miles north is an active NASCAR track, and a series of state parks offer some recreation in the piney hills to the northwest. The area is strong financially and healthy recent job growth, but may be too “deep South” for some.

Florence is at the edge of the Coastal Plain where the land begins to rise to a wooded, rolling terrain. Predominant vegetation is pine forest with sections cleared for agriculture. The temperate climate is influenced by mountains to the northwest and the Atlantic 50 miles to the southeast. Warm, moist air and low elevation keep summers hot, sticky, and wet. Winter weather is typically cool and damp but not excessively cold, although nighttime lows frequently drop below zero.

Interesting Facts about Darlington, South Carolina

As of 2014, Darlington's population is 6,291 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -10.60 percent.

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The median home cost in Darlington is $88,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.10 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Darlington's cost of living is 15.20% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Darlington public schools spend $9,667 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.5 students per teacher in Darlington.

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The unemployment rate in Darlington is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Darlington jobs have Decreased by 0.03 percent.


Ranked #19 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #111 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #268 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #321 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Darlington

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Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Darlington's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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