Darlington, MD


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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. Much of the housing stock in Darlington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Darlington who work in office and administrative support (16.17%), sales jobs (14.47%), and management occupations (11.49%).

Darlington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Darlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Darlington has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Darlington has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Darlington than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Darlington may be for you.

Darlington is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Darlington isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 0.97% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small town, Darlington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Darlington is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.71% of adults in Darlington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Darlington in 2010 was $33,298, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,192 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 Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Darlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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