Darlington is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 418 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Darlington is the 253rd largest community in Maryland. Darlington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Darlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Darlington is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Darlington who work in office and administrative support (28.14%), sales jobs (9.96%), and personal care services (8.23%).
A relatively large number of people in Darlington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Darlington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Darlington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Darlington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Darlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Darlington is worth considering.
One downside of living in Darlington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Darlington, the average commute to work is 34.34 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Darlington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Darlington rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.85% of adults 25 and older in Darlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Darlington in 2010 was $26,982, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,928 for a family of four. However, Darlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Darlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Darlington residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Darlington include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Darlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.