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Darien, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Darien is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in McIntosh County at latitude 31.3435 and longitude -81.4241. McIntosh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Darien, but most people and references simply refer to it as Darien, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Darien indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Darien (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.98 sq. miles and a water area of 3.06 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Darien: Darian, Darien City, Fort Darien, New Inverness.

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Darien, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,036
Population in Households 2,009
Population in Familes 1,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 97
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 831
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 551
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $88,728
Average Home Value $126,670


Median Household Income $37,677
Average Household Income $47,674
Per Capita Income $19,375
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.44%
Households 0.96% 0.64%
Families 1.84% 0.54%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   3.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Darien, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darien to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 277 56th
Population Density1 # 593 5th
Diversity Index2 # 364 42nd
Median Household Income # 295 53rd
Per Capita Income # 242 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.