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Sumter County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 114,350 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 53,345 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,989
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,096
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,961
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,276 (it was 2,818 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%

Land area: 546 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 210 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sumter County: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.4%), Educational, health and social services (12.5%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Sumter County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.3%)
Median resident age:  62.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 59,501  (52.0%)
Females: 54,849  (48.0%)
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Sumter County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sumter County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,891 ($32,073 in 1999)

This county:

$52891
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $704 (lower quartile is $510, upper quartile is $977)
This county:

$704
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $218,800 (it was $74,600 in 2000)
Sumter:

$218,800
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,800 - $315,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,052
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $444

Institutionalized population: 8,870

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 34
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 139
  • Burglaries: 240
  • Thefts: 438
  • Auto thefts: 56

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 27
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 185
  • Burglaries: 227
  • Thefts: 538
  • Auto thefts: 76
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1907 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2001: 1672 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2002: 508 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2003: 2206 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2004: 4153 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2005: 5039 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2006: 3558 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2007: 2406 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2008: 2414 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2009: 2123 buildings, average cost: $267,000
  • 2010: 2420 buildings, average cost: $257,400
  • 2011: 2653 buildings, average cost: $252,100
  • 2012: 3192 buildings, average cost: $270,800
  • 2013: 3857 buildings, average cost: $294,900
  • 2014: 2570 buildings, average cost: $285,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,696 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,063 (0.9%)

Sumter County household income distribution in 2009 Sumter County home values distribution Sumter County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 49.5% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
Sumter County:

10.5%
Florida:

17.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.4% for American Indian residents, 48.3% for other race residents, 18.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 65 years old
(Males: 65 years old, Females: 66 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 67 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sumter County is $453 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: The Villages, Wildwood, Lake Panasoffkee, Bushnell, Center Hill, Webster, Coleman.

Sumter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33513Bushnell202020
33538Lake Panasoffkee20----
33585Sumterville10----
34785Wildwood301010

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Texas , Volusia County , Karnes County, Texas , McMullen County, Texas , Matagorda County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,221
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,938 (40% naturalized citizens)

Sumter County:

5.5%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 457
  • 1990 to 1994: 371
  • 1985 to 1989: 357
  • 1980 to 1984: 342
  • 1975 to 1979: 231
  • 1970 to 1974: 217
  • 1970 to 1974: 263
  • 1965 to 1969: 700

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.2%

Sumter County marital status for males Sumter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,478
  • One, attached: 205
  • Two: 192
  • 3 or 4: 130
  • 5 to 9: 170
  • 10 to 19: 34
  • 20 or more: 113
  • Mobile homes: 9,495
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 378

Housing units in Sumter County with a mortgage: 5,134 (326 second mortgage, 372 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,402

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sumter County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,21866
Mainline Protestant5,76918
Catholic3,8153
Black Protestant96110
Other2372
None71,420-
Sumter County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Sumter County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Sumter County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sumter County:

9.5%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

27.1%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Sumter County:

Average size of farms: 208 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $33,974
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $773.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 54.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,577
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,327
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.20%
Vegetables: 961 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sumter County-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.3 miles away from Sumter County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 307.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 351.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 353.7 miles away from the county 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 281.8 miles away from Sumter County 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 318.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaSevere Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: February 1, 2007 to February 2, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1679): February 3, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1679, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaWithlacootchee District Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 19, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaFlorida Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: May 25, 1998 to July 22, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1223): June 18, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1223, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaTornadoes, Incident Period: December 25, 1997 to April 24, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1195): January 6, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1195, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • FloridaTornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Tides, Freezing, Incident Period: March 12, 1993 to March 16, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-982): March 13, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-982, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Freeze, Wind
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (16%)
  • Colombia (16%)
  • Cuba (13%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sumter County (%):

  • United States or American (15%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Sumter County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,942 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,876 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0%)
  • Walked: 169 (1%)
  • Other means: 196 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 449 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sumter County, Florida in 2000:

  • 4,217 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,610 people in state prisons
  • 288 people in nursing homes
  • 131 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Sumter County, Florida in 2010:

  • 6,395 people in federal prisons
  • 1,956 people in state prisons
  • 257 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 255 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,227.

11.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,680 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.21%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($296 average AGI)
Sumter County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.38% relocated from other counties in Florida ($17,649 average AGI)
6.79% relocated from other states ($46,735 average AGI)
Sumter County:

6.79%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, FL  0.93% ($37,380 average AGI)
from Marion County, FL  0.70% ($34,139)
from Broward County, FL  0.25% ($60,178)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.24% ($33,443)
from Pasco County, FL  0.19% ($25,897)
from Orange County, FL  0.19% ($47,074)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.17% ($64,532)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.95% relocated to other counties in Florida ($22,152 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($14,829 average AGI)
Sumter County:

2.14%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, FL  1.11% ($39,537 average AGI)
to Marion County, FL  0.73% ($31,359)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.25% ($24,230)
to Citrus County, FL  0.23% ($33,179)
to Hernando County, FL  0.21% ($31,901)
to Orange County, FL  0.19% ($19,758)
to Pasco County, FL  0.13% ($24,778)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Births per 1000 population in Sumter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Sumter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sumter County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 28,475 (25,943 aged, 2,532 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,420 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sumter County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1345)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1234)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1070)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (668)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (633)
  • Unspecified dementia (534)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (443)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (417)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (329)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (280)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9480.270
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 98.84
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40764.35

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 847.590
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1276.060
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.79

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.28

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 91.3
  • Other - 55.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 84,468
  • In family households: 70,103 (23,795 male householders, 5,322 female householders)
    25,796 spouses, 10,481 children (9,463 natural, 300 adopted, 718 stepchildren), 1,361 grandchildren, 518 brothers or sisters, 627 parents, 624 other relatives, 1,170 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,365 (4,949 male householders (3,915 living alone)), 7,295 female householders (6,431 living alone)), 2,121 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,952 (8,870 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 22,990 2-persons, 2,914 3-persons, 1,754 4-persons, 850 5-persons, 357 6-persons, 252 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,346 1-person, 1,757 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,885 married couples with children.
2,431 single-parent households (558 men, 1,873 women).

90.9% of residents of Sumter County speak English at home.
6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 52% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (39% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $365,358,000 ($6019 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,429,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $173,428,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $71,231,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $652,000
Federal grants: $33,377,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,608,000 ($1,958,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $62,063,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $786,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $87,568,000
Federal Government insurance: $78,715,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,427
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,825
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +407
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12,089
Here:

+188 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sumter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.44 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 7,773
  • 2000 to 2004: 29,479
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,232
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,507
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,601
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,577
  • 1950 to 1959: 838
  • 1940 to 1949: 92
  • 1939 or earlier: 405
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 359
  • 3 rooms: 853
  • 4 rooms: 3,839
  • 5 rooms: 5,575
  • 6 rooms: 4,079
  • 7 rooms: 2,029
  • 8 rooms: 761
  • 9+ rooms: 454
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 234
  • 3 rooms: 284
  • 4 rooms: 949
  • 5 rooms: 689
  • 6 rooms: 433
  • 7 rooms: 118
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 911
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,339
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,565
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,020
  • 5+ bedrooms: 101
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 460
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,434
  • 3 bedrooms: 793
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 679
  • 1 vehicle: 9,426
  • 2 vehicles: 5,707
  • 3 vehicles: 1,658
  • 4 vehicles: 339
  • 5+ vehicles: 152
  • no vehicle: 415
  • 1 vehicle: 1,296
  • 2 vehicles: 907
  • 3 vehicles: 175
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

45% of Sumter County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Florida.

Sumter County:

44.6%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19344
  • Northeast: 11134
  • Midwest: 10253
  • South: 8270
  • West: 811

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sumter County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (79.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.8%)
  • Utility gas (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Electricity (70.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.6%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 170
Here:

4.1%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 348
Here:

14.1%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 293
Here:

26.7%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sumter County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $314,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,114,000
    Regular Highways: $5,129,000
    General - Other: $3,206,000
    Financial Administration: $2,817,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,617,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,351,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,961,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,889,000
    Fire Protection: $1,375,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $959,000
    Housing & Community Development: $651,000
    Parks & Recreation: $503,000
    Welfare - Other: $462,000
    Libraries: $455,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $280,000
    Health Services - Other: $65,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $930,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $126,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,962,000

Sumter County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,515,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,472,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,628,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,868,000
    Interest Earnings: $835,000
    Rents: $511,000
    Special Assessments: $483,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,655,000
    All Other: $840,000
    Housing & Community Development: $658,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,626,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $3,207,000
    Total General Sales: $2,521,000
    NEC: $1,882,000
    Public Utilities: $149,000

Sumter County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,050,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,835,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $14,935,000
    Industrial Revenue: $1,640,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $410,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $900,000

Sumter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $679,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,631,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,320,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,378
  • Number of aged recipients: 121
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,257
  • Number of recipients under 18: 301
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 823
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 254
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 545
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 574
Sumter County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sumter County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sumter County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John46475.5 years
William43875.4 years
James43273.6 years
Robert42873.9 years
Mary32378.8 years
Charles25575.7 years
Joseph24274.4 years
George21176.8 years
Richard20973.4 years
Dorothy16880.0 years
Most common last names in Sumter County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21475.0 years
Williams13574.0 years
Johnson13475.5 years
Brown10276.1 years
Miller8478.4 years
Davis8276.9 years
Jones7874.4 years
Wilson7077.2 years
Martin5277.2 years
Green4973.3 years
Businesses in Sumter County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC2
Ace Hardware3La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts2Lane Furniture2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets9
AutoZone1McDonald's5
Barnes & Noble1Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS4Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Circle K4Popeyes2
Coldwater Creek1Publix Super Markets3
Curves2RadioShack1
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Decora Cabinetry1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sleep Inn1
Dunkin Donuts4Steak 'n Shake2
FedEx13Subway9
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block3T.G.I. Driday's1
Haagen-Dazs1Taco Bell2
Hardee's2U-Haul10
Hilton1UPS17
IHOP2Waffle House2
IZOD1Walgreens3
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart3
Johnny Rockets1

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"