Darien, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Darien, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Darien had a population of 2,077 as of July 1, 2017. 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 31.3435 and longitude -81.4241 in McIntosh County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Darien population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Darien, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,077
Daytime Population: Workers 1,271
Daytime Population: Residents 1,116
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,387
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 2,053
Population in Familes 1,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 99
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $39,540
Average Household Income $52,236
Per Capita Income $21,634


Total Housing Units 1,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 260 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 412 (32.8%)
Median Home Value $122,384
Average Home Value $164,231


Total Households 846
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.7% 0.16%
Households 0.81% 0.24%
Families 1.25% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Darien, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darien to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 275 56th
Population Density # 595 5th
Diversity Index # 360 43rd
Median Household Income # 308 51st
Per Capita Income # 243 61st

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