Sumner, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 4,368.
Males: 2,220  (50.8%)
Females: 2,148  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 75421

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,028 (it was $35,761 in 2000)
Sumner:

$53,028
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,672 (it was $15,064 in 2000)

Sumner CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,810 (it was $59,100 in 2000)
Sumner:

$130,810
TX:

$172,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Sumner: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Sumner, TX (2000)
    • 4,02392.8%White alone
    • 1132.6%Hispanic
    • 1062.4%Black alone
    • 471.1%Two or more races
    • 431.0%American Indian alone
    • 40.09%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sumner, Texas as of January 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sumner is 728 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 248.3 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

Sumner, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sumner CCD:

1.0% ($566)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (48.7 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (76.3 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (89.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Toco, TX (2.7 miles),
Paris, TX (3.3 miles ),
Howland, TX (3.3 miles ),
Powderly, TX (3.5 miles ),
Roxton, TX (3.7 miles ),
Reno, TX (3.9 miles ),
Honey Grove, TX (3.9 miles ),
Sun Valley, TX (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 33.74 N, Longitude: 95.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903

Distribution of median household income in Sumner, TX in 2017
Sumner satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Sumner, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Paper (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Food (11.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.0%)
  • Paper (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sumner, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)

Average climate in Sumner, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sumner-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Sumner place center injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 tornado 8.0 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sumner-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.8 miles away from Sumner center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 223.1 miles away from Sumner center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 224.8 miles away from Sumner center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Sumner center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from Sumner center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sumner:

  • DUBUIS HOSPITAL OF PARIS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • MCCUISTION REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • MEDICAL PLAZA NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • PARIS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • MC CUISTION HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • BRENTWOOD TERRACE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)
  • PARIS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sumner:

  • Paris Junior College (about 13 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 37 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 43 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Grayson College (about 53 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 66 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 67 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (about 80 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 16,777)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sumner: Direct Volunteer Fire Department (A), Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department (B), Tigertown Volunteer Fire Department (C), Lamar Point Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), Lamar Point Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E), Chicota Volunteer Fire Department (F), Mount Maxey Community Club (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sumner include: United Methodist Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Bibleway Church (D), Church of Christ (E), El Bethel Church (F), Forest Chapel Church (G), Forest Hill Church (H), Hopewell Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pyles Cemetery (1), Cottonwood Cemetery (2), Sumner Cemetery (3), Littlejohn Cemetery (4), Cottonwood Cemetery (5), Little Vine Cemetery (6), Reid Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Horseshoe Lake (A), Palmer Lake (B), Colbert Lake (C), Emerson Lake (D), Grassy Lake (E), Campbell Lake (F), Willow Lake (G), Robinson Lake Number 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bergher Creek (A), Shooter Creek (B), Slough Creek (C), South Branch Pine Creek (D), Spring Branch (E), Summer Branch (F), Sand Branch (G), Maxey Creek (H), Little Pine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sumner include: Pat Mayse State Park 1 (1), Pat Mayse State Park 2 (2), Gambill Wildlife Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.0%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.6%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Sumner:

Marital status in Sumner, TX
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sumner:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sumner, TX (based on Lamar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,146101
Mainline Protestant3,62520
Catholic2,4671
Black Protestant9336
Other6511
None20,971-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Lamar County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

26.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.3%
Texas:

15.7%

4.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dallas County, TX  0.48% ($51,928 average AGI)
to Red River County, TX  0.39% ($45,441)
to Collin County, TX  0.24% ($53,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sumner:

  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KPLT (1490 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KPJC (1250 AM; 1 kW; PARIS, TX; Owner: PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sumner:

  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • K217CP (91.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC)
  • KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Sumner:

  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08KK (Channel 8; PARIS, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)
  • K15AA (Channel 15; HUGO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sumner)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Cell 30, Lat: 33.753389 Lon: -95.552139, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQLC537,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/07/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Mossie N Kines Jr, Registrant: Wifires Communications LLC, Paris, TX 75461, Phone: (844) 747-9434, Email:
  • Cell8NW, Lat: 33.709167 Lon: -95.810556, Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Call Sign: WQOR870,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 01/11/2022, Certifier: John N Harms, Registrant: Zulu Internet Inc, 2820 Nw Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460, Phone: (903) 739-2777, Email:
  • PJT1, Lat: 33.716667 Lon: -95.834167, Type: Building, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQOR870,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2012, Expiration Date: 01/11/2022, Certifier: John N Harms, Registrant: Zulu Internet Inc, 2820 Nw Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460, Phone: (903) 739-2777, Email:
  • SUMNER, 3968 Fm 1500 (Tx20993-A) (Lat: 33.776639 Lon: -95.623056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 128 m, Overall height: 128.6 m, Call Sign: WQPB724,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/29/2022, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • Tigertown, Lat: 33.709222 Lon: -95.810611, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUT430,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 10/06/2024, Certifier: John N Harms, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sumner)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sumner)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Sumner, TX

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sumner, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sumner, TX
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 38.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sumner, TX
  • 45.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.5%Electricity
  • 7.7%Wood
  • 5.6%Utility gas


Sumner compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 9 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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  • Jarvis Dewayne Howard (1)
  • Tony Daniel Bost (1)

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