Living in Sumter, SC

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Sumter SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Sumter, SC Crime Report

2,239
Total Crimes
5,611.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
118.50%
Above National Average

Sumter, SC Cost Of Living

92
Sumter's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Sumter, South Carolina Info Snack

Sumter /smtr/ is the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Known as the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area, the namesake county adjoins Clarendon and Lee to form the core of Sumter-Lee-Clarendon tri-county area of South Carolina, an area that includes the three counties in the east central Piedmont. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population was 39,643 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census puts the city at 40,524.
Population
39,964
Unemployment
11.3%
Poverty
20.7%
Median Home
$140,300
Median Income
$39,329
Median Rent
$805

Sumter, SC Photos

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Rankings for Sumter in South Carolina

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Map Of Sumter, SC

Population over time in Sumter

Year Population % Change
2017 39,964 -0.8%
2016 40,286 -1.2%
2015 40,760 -0.2%
2014 40,851 0.1%
2013 40,819 0.0%
2012 40,811 0.7%
2011 40,533 0.4%
2010 40,388 0.1%
2009 40,340 -
Crime/100k Sumter SC USA
Violent Crime 917.3 488.3 368.9
Murder 10.0 7.7 5.0
Robbery 132.8 69.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 744.4 362.8 246.8
Property Crime 4694.5 3017.6 2199.5
Burglary 942.4 579.7 376.0
Larceny 3536.5 2156.0 1594.6
Car Theft 215.5 281.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sumter

White
42.7% (17,057)
African American
48.4% (19,328)
American Indian
0.2% (80)
Asian
1.8% (725)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.1% (39)
Two Or More
2.1% (837)
Hispanic
4.7% (1,891)
Race Sumter SC USA
White 42.7% 63.7% 61.1%
African American 48.4% 26.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 1.5% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.7% 5.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Sumter, South Carolina

Less than $10,000
9.2% (366,993)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (276,827)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.0% (559,987)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.9% (557,201)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.3% (609,628)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (661,549)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (411,822)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.9% (314,058)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.4% (134,741)
$200,000 or more
2.6% (103,588)
Income Sumter SC USA
Less than $10,000 9.2% 7.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 5.5% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.0% 10.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.9% 11.0% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.3% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 18.4% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.9% 12.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.4% 4.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.6% 4.0% 7.0%

Gender in Sumter

Female
53.8% (21,494)
Male
46.2% (18,470)
Gender Sumter SC USA
Female 53.8% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sumter for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,998)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (3,596)
High School / GED
26.0% (10,390)
Some College
26.0% (10,390)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (3,596)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (5,994)
Master's Degree
8.0% (3,197)
Professional Degree
1.0% (399)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (399)
Education Sumter SC USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 29.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Sumter

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Sumter, SC is a wonderful community. There is a homey, southern charm about this city. Known for some great BBQ, Swan Lake-a beautiful park with a well know art show in May, and Shaw AFB. Built around a lowland swamp, you will find beauty in the many lakes and ponds, which are surrounded by Spanish moss covered trees.

Swan Lake is a very pretty place to visit. There is a fabulous art show in May. There are some "depressed" areas outside of town, but the city looks as if they are trying to revamp those older run down areas.

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