Darling, Mississippi Population and Demographics

Population, Race and Ethnicity

Darling is a Census-designated place in Quitman County, Mississippi, with a population of 204. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 25.50% of residents identify as white, 74.50% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.00% as some other race or combination of races.

Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.

Ancestry

Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Darling include Scotch-Irish and American. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are also Scotch-Irish and American.

Age

The population of Darling is about as old as the United States as a whole. The median age is 38 years, 0.1 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 20.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.

Family and household composition

Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Darling, 34.90% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 0.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 31.40% by single female householders, and 33.70% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 75.60% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.

Language spoken

English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Mississippi and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Darling, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 98.4% of the 5 and older population across Mississippi only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.

Marital status

Residents of Darling are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 32.3% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Mississippi as a whole, 44.4% of residents 15 and older are married.

Divorce is far less common in Darling than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 4.2% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Mississippi, 11.7% of the 15 and older population is divorced.

An estimated 52.4% of Darling residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.

Veterans

In Darling, 9% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 7.5% of the civilian population in all of Mississippi.

Educational attainment

In Darling, adults are less likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are less likely to have a four-year college education. Among Darling residents 25 and older, 70.00% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 2.30% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Mississippi, 83.9% of adults have graduated high school, and 21.8 have a bachelor’s degree.

Income

The typical household in Darling earns $28,125 a year, about $32,200 less than the national median of $60,293 and $15,400 less than the median household income across the state of $43,567.

Poverty

Serious financial hardship is more common in Darling than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 15.70%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 20.8% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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