Darien, GA Profile: Facts & Data

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Darien, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Darien had a population of 1,995 as of July 1, 2020. Darien ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Darien is located at latitude 31.3702 and longitude -81.434 in McIntosh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Darien encompass a land area of 20.98 sq. miles and a water area of 3.06 sq. miles. McIntosh County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Darien (GNIS ID: 2404188) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Darien is located within Darien Division of McIntosh County.

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

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Darien, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,995 (100%)
Population in Households 1,971 (98.8%)
Population in Families 1,585 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 94
Diversity Index2 48
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,357
Average Household Income $54,304
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $21,629
Wealth Index5 55
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 622 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $124,320
Average Home Value $180,193
Housing Affordability Index3 191
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 806
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.1% 0.52%
Households 0.1% 0.49%
Families 0.36% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%

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Darien, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darien to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 289 54th
Population Density # 599 4th
Median Household Income # 416 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 42nd
Per Capita Income # 327 48th
Diversity Index # 377 39th

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