Darlington SC

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Darlington, SC Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Darlington Housing Market Information

With 5,928 people, 2,772 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $95,891, house prices in Darlington are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Darlington, accounting for 75.21% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Darlington include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.02%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.96%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.03%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Darlington are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.97% owning and 49.03% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Darlington's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Darlington include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.19%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 24.48%). There's also some housing in Darlington built between 2000 and later ( 4.50%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Darlington. Fully 13.46% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Darlington homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Darlington real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Darlington Home Appreciation Rates

Darlington's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Darlington during the period has been just 1.28%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Darlington's appreciation rate, at 4.42%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Darlington's appreciation rate has been 1.69%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.92%.

Importantly, this makes Darlington one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Darlington's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Darlington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Darlington - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Darlington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Darlington, SC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,122,000 0.0
$842,001 - $1,122,000 0.0
$561,001 - $842,000 0.4
$449,001 - $561,000 0.5
$337,001 - $449,000 0.9
$224,001 - $337,000 10.5
$112,001 - $224,000 31.0
$56,001 - $112,000 32.1
$0 - $56,000 24.6

Low for SC
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
87.9182481751825 74.4444444444444

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Darlington Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
46.22% 1.87%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$977 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.97
Renters 49.03
Vacant 13.46

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Darlington HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.5
1970 - 1999 29.2
1940 - 1969 41.8
1939 or Older 24.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Darlington HOMES
Single-Family 75.2
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.0
Apt. Complexes 8.0
Mobile Homes 2.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Darlington HOMES
No Bedroom 1.44
1 Bedroom 9.83
2 Bedrooms 31.38
3 Bedrooms 47.52
4 Bedrooms 8.30
5 or more bedrooms 1.53