Sumter, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 39,982 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 18,334  (45.9%)
Females: 21,648  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29152.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,907 (it was $31,590 in 2000)
Sumter:

$41,907
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,411 (it was $16,949 in 2000)

Sumter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,830 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Sumter:

$153,830
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,860; detached houses: $178,908; townhouses or other attached units: $273,063; in 2-unit structures: $444,900; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,044; mobile homes: $64,140

Median gross rent in 2017: $773.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sumter: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 1.6% for other race residents, 48.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sumter, SC (2017)
    • 20,04248.5%Black alone
    • 17,44842.2%White alone
    • 1,9404.7%Hispanic
    • 9942.4%Two or more races
    • 7181.7%Asian alone
    • 690.2%American Indian alone
    • 420.1%Other race alone
    • 150.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Sumter, South Carolina as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sumter is 1,442 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Sumter by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(7.5)
4
(9.9)
4
(10.3)
5
(13.0)
8
(20.8)
4
(10.5)
3
(7.3)
7
(17.1)
2
(4.9)
1
(2.4)
4
(9.8)
3
(7.3)
5
(12.3)
4
(10.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(19.9)
14
(34.7)
9
(23.1)
13
(33.7)
8
(20.8)
15
(39.2)
11
(26.8)
8
(19.6)
13
(31.8)
11
(26.6)
1
(2.4)
9
(22.0)
13
(31.9)
12
(30.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
117
(291.0)
87
(215.9)
101
(259.3)
129
(334.7)
102
(265.6)
88
(230.2)
72
(175.6)
65
(158.9)
72
(175.9)
67
(162.1)
64
(156.0)
50
(122.4)
63
(154.6)
53
(132.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
474
(1,179)
427
(1,060)
417
(1,070)
430
(1,116)
368
(958.4)
352
(920.8)
257
(626.9)
323
(789.5)
300
(733.0)
247
(597.5)
221
(538.8)
220
(538.4)
252
(618.5)
297
(744.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
616
(1,532)
495
(1,228)
683
(1,753)
674
(1,749)
829
(2,159)
879
(2,299)
789
(1,925)
599
(1,464)
637
(1,556)
550
(1,330)
532
(1,297)
390
(954.4)
354
(868.8)
376
(942.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,580
(3,929)
1,478
(3,668)
1,743
(4,474)
1,852
(4,805)
1,735
(4,518)
1,760
(4,604)
1,426
(3,478)
1,409
(3,444)
1,249
(3,052)
1,277
(3,089)
1,250
(3,048)
1,216
(2,976)
1,411
(3,463)
1,411
(3,537)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
128
(318.3)
114
(282.9)
142
(364.5)
219
(568.1)
167
(434.9)
108
(282.5)
138
(336.6)
139
(339.8)
128
(312.7)
106
(256.4)
90
(219.4)
60
(146.8)
74
(181.6)
86
(215.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(44.8)
11
(27.3)
11
(28.2)
14
(36.3)
11
(28.6)
10
(26.2)
14
(34.1)
15
(36.7)
18
(44.0)
8
(19.4)
16
(39.0)
10
(24.5)
5
(12.3)
8
(20.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)643.8579.7661.8736.5696.3673.2515.0522.9490.6431.4406.3374.3434.0457.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sumter, SC

Crime rate in Sumter detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 149 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Ancestries: American (7.9%), English (3.9%), Irish (3.2%), German (3.1%), Scottish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1845

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 26.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,504 people per square mile   (low).

Sumter, South Carolina map

1,659 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.9% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

4.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,073 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $646 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (37.6 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (92.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (509.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Millwood, SC (1.3 miles ),
Mulberry, SC (1.5 miles ),
South Sumter, SC (1.7 miles ),
East Sumter, SC (1.9 miles ),
Cane Savannah, SC (2.2 miles ),
Lakewood, SC (2.3 miles ),
Cherryvale, SC (2.4 miles ),
Oswego, SC (2.7 miles)

Latitude: 33.93 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,441 (+31.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,761 (60.1%)

Area code: 803

Distribution of median household income in Sumter, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sumter, SC in 2017
Sumter satellite photo by USGS

Sumter tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Sumter, SC
Historical housing units in Sumter, SC
Most common industries in Sumter, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Food (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Sumter, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in Sumter, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sumter, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Pb
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00111. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00111
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Sumter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Sumter city center killed one person and injured 5 people.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 miles away from the city center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sumter-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 86% 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 72.1 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 122.0 miles away from 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 62.3 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 108.2 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 47.6 miles away from Sumter center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.9 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sumter topographic map

Hospitals in Sumter:

  • ATKINSON EAST COMM. RES. (13 KENDRICK ST.)
  • ATKINSON WEST COMM. RES. (162 COMMUNITY ST.)
  • THOMAS DRIVE (4 THOMAS DRIVE)
  • TUOMEY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 129 N WASHINGTON ST)

Nursing Homes in Sumter:

  • COVENANT PLACE NURSING CENTER (2825 CARTER ROAD)
  • MARINER HEALTH CARE OF SUMTER - WEST (975 MILLER ROAD BOX 1568)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - SUMTER (1018 N GUIGNARD)
  • SUMTER EAST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (880 CAROLINA AVENUE)
  • SUMTER VALLEY NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (1761 PINEWOOD ROAD)
  • TUOMEY REG MED CTR SUBACUTE SC (129 N WASHINGTON ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Sumter:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SUMTER (615 WEST WESMARK BLVD)

Home Health Centers in Sumter:

  • TUOMEY HOME HEALTH (500 PINEWOOD ROAD SUITE 2)

Airports located in Sumter:

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Colleges/Universities in Sumter:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 3,108; Location: 506 N Guignard Dr; Public; Website: www.cctech.edu)
  • Morris College (Full-time enrollment: 944; Location: 100 West College Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.morris.edu)
  • University of South Carolina-Sumter (Full-time enrollment: 695; Location: 200 Miller Rd; Public; Website: www.uscsumter.edu/)
  • Sumter Beauty College (Full-time enrollment: 33; Location: 921 Carolina Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sumterbeautycollege.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Sumter:

  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 38 miles; Orangeburg, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,113)
  • Benedict College (about 39 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 3,039)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 39 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 39 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 27,789)
  • South Carolina State University (about 41 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Midlands Technical College (about 44 miles; West Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 8,916)
  • Francis Marion University (about 45 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)

Public high schools in Sumter:

  • SUMTER HIGH (Students: 2,316, Location: 2580 MCCRAY'S MILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CRESTWOOD HIGH (Students: 1,593, Location: 2000 OSWEGO ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAKEWOOD HIGH (Students: 1,155, Location: 350 OLD MANNING ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SUMTER CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Location: 2612 MCCRAY'S MILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Sumter:

  • WILSON HALL SCHOOL (Students: 834, Location: 520 WILSON HALL RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • WILLIAM THOMAS ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 1155 FLORENCE HWY, Grades: PK-12)
  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 36, Location: 15 SCHOOL ST, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Sumter:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sumter:

  • WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 285, Location: 554 PINEWOOD RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANNE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 11 S MAGNOLIA ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • BEREA JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 11, Location: 675 S LAFAYETTE DR, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Sumter

Library in Sumter:

  • SUMTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,603,980; Location: 111 N. HARVIN STREET; 158,806 books; 558 e-books; 19,848 audio materials; 3,180 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 235 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • sumter high school is from 9-12 grade. not 8-12 grade. added by sumter raised

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sumter: Sunset Country Club (A), Sumter Waterworks (B), Sunset Country Club (C), Heathley Wood (D), Crosswell Home (E), Williams-Brice Museum (F), Sumter County Library (G), Sumter County Jail (H), Sumter County Courthouse (I), Sumter City Hall (J), Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department (K), Lincoln Public Library (L), Carnegie Public Library (M), City of Sumter Fire Department Station 3 (N), City of Sumter Fire Department Station 2 (O), Sumter Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (P), South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 1 Post A (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Colonial Square Shopping Center (1), Jessamine Mall Shopping Center (2), Palmetto Plaza Shopping Center (3), Savannah Plaza Shopping Center (4), Sumter Square Shopping Center (5), Westmark Plaza Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sumter include: Chapel Number 2 (A), Four Bridges Church (B), Zion Baptist Church (C), Union Station African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Trinity United Methodist Church (E), Trinity Baptist Church (F), Temple Sinai (G), Swan Lake Presbyterian Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Memorial Park (1), Pitts Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Gadson Cemetery (4), Saint Lukes Cemetery (5), Loring Cemetery (6), Four Bridges Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Swan Lake (A), Lower Deerwood Lake (B), Upper Deerwood Lake (C), Shaw Golf Course Pond Number 1 (D), Swan Lake (E), Booths Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spann Branch (A), Sooks Branch (B), Shot Pouch Branch (C), Powder Horn Branch (D), Mush Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sumter include: Little League Park (1), Swan Lake Gardens (2), Jenkins Center (3), Birnie Center (4), Eastwood Park (5), Sumter Historic District (6), Riley Field (7), Crosswell Drive Park (8), Palmetto Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Sumter County Museum (122 North Washington Street) (1), Don's Guide Service (1090 Herring Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Affordable Suites of America (1945 Gion Street) (1), Mount Vernon Inn (2 Broad Street) (2), Hampton Inn Sumter (1370 Broad Street Extension) (3), Economy Inn (1211 Camden Road) (4), Days Inn (2430 Broad Street) (5), Holiday Inn (2390 Broad St) (6), Carolinas Inn (200 South Pike West) (7), El Rancho (2015 North Main Street) (8), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2490 Broad Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Sumter County Family Court (108 North Magnolia Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jim Clyburn - Politician, Blondell Reynolds Brown - Dancer, Albert Watson (South Carolina) - South Carolina lawyer and politician, Bobby Richardson - Professional baseball player, Cleveland Pinkney - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 14, 1977), Dexter Wynn - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Feb 25, 1981), George L. Mabry, Jr. - Army Medal of Honor recipient, James M. Dabbs, Jr. - Psychologist, Jason Ratcliff - NASCAR championship-winning crew chief, John Gayle (Alabama) - Politician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sumter and their reported violations in the past:

SUMTER CITY OF (4310001) (Population served: 53,122, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-21-2010)
SUMTER CO - WEDGEFIELD/STATEBURG WD (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-01-2004), St BCA signed (APR-01-2004), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-01-2004), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-05-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JAN-30-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-01-2004), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-01-2004), St BCA signed (APR-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE. Follow-up actions: St Show-cause Hearing (JAN-30-2004), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-01-2004), St Admin Penalty assessed (APR-01-2004), St BCA signed (APR-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
REMBERT TOWN OF (4310004) (Address: ATTN: CITY OF SUMTER , Population served: 357, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Admin Penalty assessed (JUN-18-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2013)
  • 3 other older health violations
BURGESS GLENN MHP (4360037) (Address: ATTN: BURGESS GLENN MHP , Population served: 280, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CRESENT MHP (4360011) (Population served: 268, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GRANADA SUBDIVISION (4350008) (Population served: 148, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
CEDAR HILL MHP (4360010) (Address: VESTCO PROPERTIES , Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
OAKLAWN MHP (4360008) (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-15-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-10-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-14-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-15-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-10-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-15-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-10-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-10-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sumter that have no violations reported:

  • DALZELL WATER DISTRICT (4320001) (Population served: 3,398, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OSWEGO RURAL WATER CO (4320006) (Population served: 3,255, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • MAYSVILLE TOWN OF (4310003) (Population served: 983, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHILOH WATER SYSTEM (4320005) (Population served: 645, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUMTER/WESSEX S/D (4350016) (Population served: 412, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YMCA OF SUMTER SC (4370677) (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.7%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sumter in 2010:

  • 716 people in college/university student housing
  • 611 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 330 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 34 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sumter in 2000:

  • 824 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 642 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 322 people in nursing homes
  • 278 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 74 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

Banks with branches in Sumter (2011 data):

  • Synovus Bank: Wilson Hall Road, Palmetto Plaza Branch, Sumter Branch, Pinewood Road Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Bultman Drive Branch, West Liberty Street Branch, Washington Street Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Drive-In Branch, Wesmark Branch, Sumter Main Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sumter Main Branch, Sumter Broad Street Branch, Sumter Westside Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sumter Main Branch at 670 West Liberty Street, branch established on 1965/12/06; Broad Street Branch at 1141 Broad Street, branch established on 1973/07/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Bank of Clarendon: Sumter Branch at 235 West Wesmark Boulevard, branch established on 2012/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $205.4 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, headquarters in Manning, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Citizens Bank: Sumter Branch at 1225 Alice Drive, branch established on 1998/05/12. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $358.7 mil, Deposits: $315.1 mil, headquarters in Olanta, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares Corporation
  • South Carolina Community Bank: South Main Street Branch at 201 South Main Street, branch established on 1970/10/29. Info updated 2008/04/15: Bank assets: $83.5 mil, Deposits: $79.6 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Sccb Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Sumter:

Marital status in Sumter, SC
  • Never married: 38.3%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sumter:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sumter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sumter, SC (based on Sumter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,023108
Black Protestant13,90546
Mainline Protestant10,96047
Other2,32312
Catholic1,9422
None47,303-
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: 16
Sumter County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sumter County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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
Here:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

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

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sumter County:

11.2%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.3%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.2%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Sumter:

29.1
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sumter:

19.4%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sumter:

11.8%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sumter:

34.3%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

56.3%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Sumter:

81.6%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sumter, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 100$358,338$43,0013$6,211
Firefighters 98$313,080$38,3361$1,247
Other and Unallocable 80$242,717$36,4087$9,415
Solid Waste Management 47$108,409$27,6790$0
Sewerage 47$136,967$34,9700$0
Parks and Recreation 41$106,401$31,1428$7,307
Water Supply 34$97,194$34,3040$0
Other Government Administration 27$141,026$62,6788$7,746
Financial Administration 24$76,388$38,1940$0
Police - Other 15$46,653$37,32220$13,813
Streets and Highways 11$37,836$41,2760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 10$33,048$39,6580$0
Fire - Other 8$25,300$37,9500$0
Judicial and Legal 3$17,577$70,3081$1,107
Totals for Government 545$1,740,934$38,33248$46,846

Sumter government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,122,000 ($153.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $836,000 ($20.91)
    Sewerage: $519,000 ($12.98)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,212,000 ($255.41)
    Water Utilities: $9,253,000 ($231.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,387,000 ($159.75)
    Central Staff Services: $4,812,000 ($120.35)
    Sewerage: $3,474,000 ($86.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,258,000 ($81.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,510,000 ($62.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,115,000 ($52.90)
    General - Other: $1,279,000 ($31.99)
    General Public Buildings: $1,212,000 ($30.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,080,000 ($27.01)
    Regular Highways: $619,000 ($15.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000 ($4.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $173,000 ($4.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Solid Waste Management: $488,000 ($12.21)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $240,000 ($6.00)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $218,000 ($5.45)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $156,000 ($3.90)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($1.63)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $49,000 ($1.23)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($0.70)
    Other - Corrections: $12,000 ($0.30)
    Other - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,800,000 ($45.02)
    Police Protection: $1,163,000 ($29.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,105,000 ($27.64)
    Sewerage: $795,000 ($19.88)
    General Public Building: $722,000 ($18.06)
    Regular Highways: $462,000 ($11.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $226,000 ($5.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $109,000 ($2.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000 ($1.88)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($0.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,941,000 ($723.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,756,000 ($43.92)

Sumter government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,990,000 ($274.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,725,000 ($68.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000 ($8.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $299,000 ($7.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $230,000 ($5.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,152,000 ($103.85)
    Highways: $462,000 ($11.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,974,000 ($174.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $477,000 ($11.93)
    Interest Earnings: $276,000 ($6.90)
    Rents: $216,000 ($5.40)
    Sale of Property: $91,000 ($2.28)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($0.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,587,000 ($289.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,119,000 ($27.99)
    Other: $405,000 ($10.13)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $10,256,000 ($256.52)
    Property: $9,136,000 ($228.50)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,351,000 ($183.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $30,000 ($0.75)

Sumter government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,286,000 ($1532.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,670,000 ($1317.34)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,055,000 ($876.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,439,000 ($661.27)

Sumter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,262,000 ($306.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,617,000 ($940.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,413,000 ($85.36)

7.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

0.61% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,654 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.61%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Richland County, SC  0.54% ($32,591 average AGI)
from Clarendon County, SC  0.50% ($29,764)
from Lee County, SC  0.23% ($26,144)


7.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

0.46% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,417 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.46%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Richland County, SC  0.69% ($33,639 average AGI)
to Clarendon County, SC  0.39% ($33,105)
to Lexington County, SC  0.26% ($39,000)
Businesses in Sumter, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware3McDonald's6
Advance Auto Parts3New Balance2
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Arby's1Nike7
Ashley Furniture1Nissan1
AutoZone2Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A2Quiznos1
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid3
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
DHL1Rue211
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx10Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC4Subway5
GameStop2T-Mobile3
Goodwill7T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4Taco Bell2
Hardee's1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul10
Honda1UPS11
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens3
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's2
LensCrafters1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza2

Strongest AM radio stations in Sumter:

  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sumter:

  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around 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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Sumter: George L., Jr. Mabry.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sumter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 551ft / 168mTotal length
  • $8,915,000Total costs
  • 432,016Total average daily traffic
  • 20,328Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Sumter, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sumter, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sumter)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 387 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sumter, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 274 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sumter)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sumter)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED100$140,18552$129,649343$133,86020$37,4033$437,14741$75,5242$51,235
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$127,0433$73,58726$144,4202$142,7500$04$49,1101$45,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$106,70134$85,666170$119,77614$23,2270$015$75,0516$54,587
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN53$116,80918$109,314107$127,5732$58,8750$08$107,9031$29,050
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$121,5051$76,00021$148,6902$71,3350$01$170,3100$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Sumter, SC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$136,4474$158,958
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$156,0033$119,687
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$146,210
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$116,630
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$67,4900$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumter, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumter, SC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 571. The highest number of fires - 1,047 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sumter, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.8%), and Structure Fires (38.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sumter, SC
    • 4,08944.8%Outside Fires
    • 3,50638.4%Structure Fires
    • 1,44415.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 981.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sumter, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sumter, South Carolina:

  • Quality Inn By Choice Hotels, 2390 Broad St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 469-9001, Fax: (803) 469-9070
  • Econo Lodge, 226 N Washington St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 775-2323, Fax: (803) 773-9500
  • Sleep Inn, 2510 Broad St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 469-0500, Fax: (803) 469-7881
  • Days Inn, 2430 Broad St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 316-4444, Fax: (803) 469-8433
  • Travelers Inn & Suites, 1210 Camden Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29153 , Phone: (803) 469-9210, Fax: (803) 999-3774
  • Country Inn & Suites Sumter, 2491 Broad St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 469-6666
  • Candlewood Suites, 2541 Broad St, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 , Phone: (803) 469-4000, Fax: (803) 469-4002
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 1211 Camden Rd, Sumter, South Carolina 29153 , Phone: (803) 469-4740, Fax: (803) 469-3082
  • 9 other hotels and motels
All 17 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sumter, South Carolina
Most common first names in Sumter, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James61068.4 years
Mary50677.2 years
John46471.1 years
William38871.1 years
Robert32270.4 years
Willie29169.6 years
George22371.5 years
Charles20269.3 years
Thomas19070.7 years
Annie18878.2 years
Most common last names in Sumter, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown26571.6 years
Johnson25770.7 years
Davis24270.9 years
Smith20573.2 years
Wilson19971.0 years
Williams19573.5 years
Jones16572.0 years
Jackson14373.6 years
Brunson13474.9 years
Hodge12871.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sumter, SC
  • 73.6%Electricity
  • 21.6%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sumter, SC
  • 82.4%Electricity
  • 12.2%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Sumter compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Sumter on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #10 (29152) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #27 (29152) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #96 (29152) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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