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Sumter, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Sumter is the 8th largest city in South Carolina with a population of 41,751 as of July 1, 2018. Sumter ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sumter is located at latitude 33.9408 and longitude -80.3955 in Sumter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumter (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Sumter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Sumter (GNIS ID: 2405546) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sumter: Sumterville.

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Sumter, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 41,751
Population in Households 40,134
Population in Familes 32,451
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,617
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,157
Average Household Income $61,651
Per Capita Income $25,067

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,099 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,249 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,960 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,890 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $128,245
Average Home Value $154,118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,209
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 10,339
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.28%
Households 0.43% 0.33%
Families 0.26% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Sumter, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumter to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina 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 # 8 98th
Population Density # 86 79th
Diversity Index # 55 86th
Median Household Income # 183 54th
Per Capita Income # 116 71st

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