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Sumter County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2017: 31,372 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 33,200 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,240
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,687
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,687
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,196 (it was 4,338 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

34%

Land area: 485 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sumter County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.6%), Construction (19.0%), Retail trade (18.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sumter County, GA (2017)
    • 16,54649.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,24936.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7135.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4951.5%Two or more races
    • 3631.1%Asian alone
    • 240.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 90.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years
Males: 14,788  (47.1%)
Females: 16,584  (52.9%)
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Average household size:
Sumter County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,289 ($30,904 in 1999)
This county:

$36,289
Georgia:

$56,183

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $359, upper quartile is $640)
This county:

$504
State:

$782


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,578 (it was $60,700 in 2000)
Sumter:

$90,578
Georgia:

$173,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,215 - $178,659
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $984
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 941
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $43,600
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 1999: 54 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2000: 49 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 2001: 78 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2002: 70 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2003: 67 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $159,700
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2013: 62 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $152,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Sumter, GA residents
Average permit cost in Sumter, GA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,739 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,154 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Sumter, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sumter, GA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sumter, GA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.6%
Sumter County:

29.6%
Georgia:

14.9%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Black residents, 43.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.7% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 35.6 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 32.0 years old, American Indian residents: 26.0 years old, Asian residents: 31.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.3 years old, Other race residents: 11.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sumter County is $400 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Americus, Plains, Leslie, Andersonville, De Soto.

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

2018 air pollution in Sumter County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Claiborne County, Mississippi , Bleckley County , Lauderdale County, Mississippi , Lee County , Somervell County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Georgia:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Sumter, GA
County total employment by year in Sumter, GA
County average yearly wages by year in Sumter, GA

Current college students: 2,219
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,074 (29.6% naturalized citizens)

Sumter County:

3.4%
Whole state:

10.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2722010 or later
  • 4072000 to 2009
  • 1861990 to 1999
  • 1731980 to 1989
  • 531970 to 1979
  • 78Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,111
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 741
  • 3 or 4: 619
  • 5 to 9: 790
  • 10 to 19: 249
  • 20 to 49: 41
  • 50 or more: 145
  • Mobile homes: 2,260

Housing units in Sumter County with a mortgage: 3,428 (31 second mortgage, 196 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,392

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sumter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68538
Mainline Protestant3,15111
Black Protestant2,88110
Catholic8601
Other5992
None15,643-
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: 9
Sumter County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Sumter County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sumter County:

12.2%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

28.6%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.7%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Sumter County:

Average size of farms: 437 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $128,331
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $469.13
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $127,426
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.55%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $80,546
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.95
Corn for grain: 6978 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8792 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 23993 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1869 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,633 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,238 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sumter County-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 160.5 miles away from Sumter County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 188.0 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 191.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from the county center
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 427.2 miles away from Sumter County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 243.9 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:

  • Georgia Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 01, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1686: March 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 1686, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1560: September 24, 2004, FEMA Id: 1560, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Tornadoes, Flooding, Heavy Rain, Tropical Storm Alberto, Incident Period: July 03, 1994 to July 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1033: July 07, 1994, FEMA Id: 1033, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Tornado, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Sumter County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sumter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,534 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,474 (11.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 107 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 382 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 425 (3.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (43%)
  • Taiwan (13%)
  • Guyana (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Honduras (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sumter County


  • American (16%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • British (1%)
  • African (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 599 people in nursing homes
  • 534 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 332 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 912 people in college/university student housing
  • 543 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 265 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 126 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 30 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,288.

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Georgia average:

9.49%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.52% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($26,838 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($7,463 average AGI)
Sumter County:

1.10%
Georgia average:

3.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Schley County, GA  0.45% ($29,841 average AGI)
from Dougherty County, GA  0.31% ($48,323)
from Lee County, GA  0.28% ($47,536)
from Houston County, GA  0.26% ($39,769)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,771 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Georgia average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.43% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($26,829 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($9,942 average AGI)
Sumter County:

1.47%
Georgia average:

3.12%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dougherty County, GA  0.45% ($22,267 average AGI)
to Houston County, GA  0.40% ($30,375)
to Schley County, GA  0.38% ($31,947)
to Lee County, GA  0.35% ($57,571)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.24% ($35,875)
to Fulton County, GA  0.20% ($36,950)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6

Births per 1000 population in Sumter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Sumter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sumter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumter County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sumter County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,929 (3,800 aged, 1,129 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 813 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (442)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (288)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (259)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (244)
  • Unspecified dementia (179)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (172)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (167)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (159)
  • Congestive heart failure (111)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (109)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,014
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 706
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 65,145

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,537
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,372
  • In family households: 24,113 (3,422 male householders, 4,496 female householders)
    4,662 spouses, 8,869 children (8,557 natural, 51 adopted, 257 stepchildren), 1,134 grandchildren, 213 brothers or sisters, 218 parents, 403 other relatives, 684 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,167 (1,990 male householders (1,653 living alone)), 2,243 female householders (2,034 living alone)), 927 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,071

Size of family households: 3,744 2-persons, 1,936 3-persons, 1,203 4-persons, 542 5-persons, 343 6-persons, 148 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,688 1-person, 325 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 26 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

2,404 married couples with children.
3,561 single-parent households (420 men, 3,141 women).

93.7% of residents of Sumter speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (22% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $204,991,000 ($6,236 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,372,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,242,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,484,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,415,000
Federal grants: $70,594,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,893,000 ($73,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,363,000 ($583,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $895,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,326,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,380,000

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

Births: 2,709
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,850
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +173
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,255
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sumter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.7

Year house built in Sumter County, Georgia
  • Year house built in Sumter County, Georgia
  • 02014 or later
  • 2582010 to 2013
  • 1,5512000 to 2009
  • 2,8771990 to 1999
  • 2,7891980 to 1989
  • 2,1711970 to 1979
  • 1,4471960 to 1969
  • 1,1051950 to 1959
  • 5041940 to 1949
  • 1,1851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, Georgia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, Georgia
  • 231 room
  • 372 rooms
  • 1123 rooms
  • 3894 rooms
  • 1,3435 rooms
  • 1,7406 rooms
  • 1,2947 rooms
  • 6728 rooms
  • 1,1109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
  • 2651 room
  • 2112 rooms
  • 4383 rooms
  • 1,2854 rooms
  • 1,8455 rooms
  • 7516 rooms
  • 3177 rooms
  • 1118 rooms
  • 1269+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, Georgia
  • 27no bedroom
  • 751 bedroom
  • 8872 bedrooms
  • 3,7973 bedrooms
  • 1,7394 bedrooms
  • 1845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, Georgia
  • 307no bedroom
  • 6431 bedroom
  • 1,6922 bedrooms
  • 2,2173 bedrooms
  • 5164 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 251no vehicle
  • 1,7221 vehicle
  • 2,4872 vehicles
  • 1,7763 vehicles
  • 2774 vehicles
  • 2595+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,105no vehicle
  • 2,6141 vehicle
  • 1,2662 vehicles
  • 2053 vehicles
  • 1324 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

80.1% of Sumter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Georgia.

Sumter County:

80.1%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 25,225
  • Other state: 4,989
  • Northeast: 907
  • Midwest: 911
  • South: 2,829
  • West: 339
Year householders moved into unit in Sumter County, GA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sumter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 13.8%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 87.7%Electricity
  • 8.7%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 227
Here:

6.7%
Georgia:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 114
Here:

6.7%
Georgia:

9.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 132
Here:

4.9%
Georgia:

18.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sumter County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,048,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $213,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    General - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,492,000
    Police Protection: $3,449,000
    General - Other: $2,770,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,004,000
    Health - Other: $1,232,000
    Financial Administration: $1,018,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000
    Regular Highways: $995,000
    Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $872,000
    Central Staff Services: $753,000
    General Public Buildings: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000
    Other: $246,000
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,090,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $249,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,223,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $769,000
    Royalties: $564,000
    General Revenue - Other: $296,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,641,000
    Local Fire Protection: $435,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,976,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,141,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $378,000
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    Other: $116,000
    General Local Government Support: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,013,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,774,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $592,000
    Other License: $78,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,003,000

Sumter County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,048,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $213,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    General - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,492,000
    Police Protection: $3,449,000
    General - Other: $2,770,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,004,000
    Health - Other: $1,232,000
    Financial Administration: $1,018,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000
    Regular Highways: $995,000
    Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $872,000
    Central Staff Services: $753,000
    General Public Buildings: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000
    Other: $246,000
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,090,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $249,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,223,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $769,000
    Royalties: $564,000
    General Revenue - Other: $296,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,641,000
    Local Fire Protection: $435,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,976,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,141,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $378,000
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    Other: $116,000
    General Local Government Support: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,013,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,774,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $592,000
    Other License: $78,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,003,000

Sumter County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,048,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $213,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    General - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,492,000
    Police Protection: $3,449,000
    General - Other: $2,770,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,004,000
    Health - Other: $1,232,000
    Financial Administration: $1,018,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000
    Regular Highways: $995,000
    Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $872,000
    Central Staff Services: $753,000
    General Public Buildings: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000
    Other: $246,000
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,090,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $249,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,223,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $769,000
    Royalties: $564,000
    General Revenue - Other: $296,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,641,000
    Local Fire Protection: $435,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,976,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,141,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $378,000
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    Other: $116,000
    General Local Government Support: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,013,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,774,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $592,000
    Other License: $78,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,003,000

Sumter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,048,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $223,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $213,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    General - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $5,492,000
    Police Protection: $3,449,000
    General - Other: $2,770,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,004,000
    Health - Other: $1,232,000
    Financial Administration: $1,018,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,017,000
    Regular Highways: $995,000
    Local Fire Protection: $935,000
    Parks and Recreation: $872,000
    Central Staff Services: $753,000
    General Public Buildings: $717,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $324,000
    Air Transportation: $208,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $128,000
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000
    Libraries: $120,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000
    Other: $246,000
    Housing and Community Development: $67,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $86,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,090,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,943,000
    Health and Hospitals: $249,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,223,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,157,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $769,000
    Royalties: $564,000
    General Revenue - Other: $296,000
    Interest Earnings: $164,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $2,626,000
    General - Other: $1,641,000
    Local Fire Protection: $435,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,976,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,141,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $141,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $378,000
    Housing and Community Development: $194,000
    Other: $116,000
    General Local Government Support: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,013,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,774,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $592,000
    Other License: $78,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $47,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $35,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,003,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,450
  • Number of aged recipients: 169
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,281
  • Number of recipients under 18: 278
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 847
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 325
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 562
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 624
Most common first names in Sumter County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30078.3 years
John23473.2 years
James22271.1 years
William18075.7 years
Willie17371.4 years
Annie16080.0 years
George13074.9 years
Robert12970.3 years
Charles8371.5 years
Mattie8081.0 years
Most common last names in Sumter County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14977.4 years
Williams14773.3 years
Johnson13774.7 years
Brown11574.2 years
Davis10174.6 years
Jackson10075.1 years
Jones9873.7 years
Carter8872.1 years
Harris7374.0 years
Wilson7075.0 years
Businesses in Sumter County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Nike3
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1Quality1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Church's Chicken1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn2Subway3
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1The Room Place1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS6
Hilton1Verizon Wireless1
Lowe's1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walgreens1
McDonald's2Walmart1