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South Sumter, South Carolina - Basic Facts

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The South Sumter Census Designated Place had a population of 2,304 as of July 1, 2016. South Sumter ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Sumter is located at latitude 33.8855 and longitude -80.3379 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the South Sumter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The South Sumter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402878) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The South Sumter Census Designated Place is located within Sumter Division of Sumter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Sumter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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South Sumter, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,304
Population in Households 2,301
Population in Familes 1,925
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 962
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 854
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $64,665
Average Home Value $96,670


Median Household Income $25,949
Average Household Income $36,281
Per Capita Income $13,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.72% -0.5%
Households -0.59% -0.4%
Families -0.69% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

South Sumter, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Sumter to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 171 57th
Population Density1 # 135 66th
Diversity Index2 # 361 9th
Median Household Income # 369 7th
Per Capita Income # 387 3rd

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