South Sumter, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 2,411. Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 967  (40.1%)
Females: 1,444  (59.9%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29150.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,785 (it was $23,339 in 2000)
South Sumter:

$26,785
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,450 (it was $10,292 in 2000)

South Sumter CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,302 (it was $42,700 in 2000)
South Sumter:

$56,302
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $63,286; Detached houses: $78,959; Mobile homes: $35,448

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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South Sumter races chart
  • Black alone - 2,127 (88.2%)
  • White alone - 202 (8.4%)
  • Hispanic - 54 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.1%)

Races in South Sumter detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Sumter: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (16.5%), United States (8.7%), English (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 160 feet

Land area: 2.66 square miles.

Population density: 907 people per square mile   (low).

South Sumter,SC real estate house value index trend

South Sumter, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in South Sumter:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Sumter CDP:

  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 26.3%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

82 residents are foreign born (0.4% Latin America).

This place:  3.3%
South Carolina:  4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $458 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (0.8%)

South Sumter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (39.7 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (95.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (510.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sumter, SC (1.7 miles ), East Sumter, SC (1.7 miles ), Lakewood, SC (1.8 miles ), Millwood, SC (1.8 miles ), Mulberry, SC (2.0 miles ), Cane Savannah, SC (2.4 miles ), Privateer, SC (2.5 miles ), Cherryvale, SC (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.89 N, Longitude: 80.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

South Sumter household income distribution South Sumter home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in South Sumter: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Sumter, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Sumter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the South Sumter place center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.1 miles away from the place center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Sumter-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from South Sumter center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 105.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from South Sumter center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Sumter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Sumter:

  • ATKINSON EAST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY REG MED CTR SUBACUTE SC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • TUOMEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • ATKINSON WEST COMM. RES. (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • SUMTER EAST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SUMTER, SC)
  • MARINER HEALTH CARE OF SUMTER - WEST (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SUMTER, SC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Sumter:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 4 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 38 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 39 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Benedict College (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 41 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • South Carolina State University (about 41 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Francis Marion University (about 45 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)

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Notable locations in South Sumter: Sumter County Rural Fire Department Station 521 (A), Sumter Fire Department Station 4 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Webb Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00111. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00111
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.6%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Black residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

South Sumter compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

South Sumter travel time to work - commute South Sumter mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Sumter CDP (based on Sumter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.64%
Here: 38.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents45.0%20.0%8.2%6.0%2.8%
Congregations30.7%20.2%13.2%1.8%2.6%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChurch of the NazareneEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%1.5%1.5%10.1%
Congregations4.4%2.6%0.9%0.9%22.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Sumter County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Sumter County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Sumter County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.2%
State:

13.4%

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,802 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.47%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Richland County, SC  0.47% ($23,831 average AGI)
from Clarendon County, SC  0.47% ($23,278)
from Lee County, SC  0.20% ($24,039)


7.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,816 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.60%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Richland County, SC  0.84% ($28,245 average AGI)
to Clarendon County, SC  0.32% ($26,592)
to Lee County, SC  0.18% ($23,657)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Sumter:

  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Sumter:

  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around South Sumter:

  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$33,5100$08$76,1701$3,8101$25,9001$33,510
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$36,5601$35,8000$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$51,79514$95,4302$18,6601$9,1402$10,285
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$46,4600$02$51,7950$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$67,4100$01$39,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$68,5500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.00

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