Darlington, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Darlington, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Darlington had a population of 2,394 as of July 1, 2018. Darlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Darlington is located at latitude 42.6783 and longitude -90.1185 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Darlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Darlington (GNIS ID: 1583052) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Darlington, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,394
Population in Households 2,323
Population in Familes 1,803
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 1,787
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $52,031
Average Household Income $63,092
Per Capita Income $25,594


Total Housing Units 1,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 642 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $111,243
Average Home Value $149,727


Total Households 981
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 632
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.28% -0.22%
Households -0.16% -0.18%
Families 0.17% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Darlington, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darlington to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 240 69th
Population Density # 90 89th
Diversity Index # 59 93rd
Median Household Income # 449 42nd
Per Capita Income # 520 33rd

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