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Sumter County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 106,847 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 104,646 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,508
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,506
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 26,207
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,384 (it was 11,521 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

31%

Land area: 665 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 161 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sumter County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.3%), Construction (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sumter County, SC (2017)
    • 51,22549.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 50,29648.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,3754.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,3032.2%Two or more races
    • 1,3241.3%Asian alone
    • 2730.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1090.1%Some other race alone
    • 520.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 52,248  (48.9%)
Females: 54,599  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Sumter County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,585 ($33,278 in 1999)
This county:

$45,585
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $568 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $782)
This county:

$568
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,500 (it was $67,000 in 2000)
Sumter:

$123,500
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,600 - $178,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $178,908
Here:

$178,908
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $273,063
Here:

$273,063
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $444,900
Here:

$444,900
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $100,044
Here:

$100,044
State:

$209,659

Mobile homes: $64,140
Here:

$64,140
State:

$70,687

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 1,325

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

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 331
  • Burglaries: 1091
  • Thefts: 1296
  • Auto thefts: 204

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

  • Murders: 8
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 75
  • Assaults: 432
  • Burglaries: 982
  • Thefts: 1391
  • Auto thefts: 257
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 319 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 1998: 337 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 259 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2000: 294 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2001: 293 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2002: 330 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2003: 493 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2004: 572 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2005: 571 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2006: 760 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2007: 568 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2008: 296 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2009: 385 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2010: 289 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2011: 345 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2012: 251 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2013: 299 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2014: 269 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2015: 217 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2016: 243 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2017: 222 buildings, average cost: $135,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sumter, SC residents
Average permit cost in Sumter, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $900 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $507 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Sumter, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sumter, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sumter, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.8%
Sumter County:

18.8%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.8% for Black residents, 19.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.1% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.3% for other race residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.3 years old
(Males: 33.4 years old, Females: 39.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.4 years old, Black residents: 34.7 years old, American Indian residents: 56.0 years old, Asian residents: 44.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.7 years old, Other race residents: 24.1 years old)

Area name: Sumter, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sumter County is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sumter, Shaw-Horatio, South Sumter, Lakewood, Cherryvale, Dalzell, Privateer, Wedgefield, Wedgewood, Cane Savannah.

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

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Neighboring counties: Clark County, Arkansas , Coahoma County, Mississippi , Edgefield County , Dallas County, Arkansas , Drew County, Arkansas , Horry County , Saluda County , Lamar County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
South Carolina:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 5,724
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,922 (51.5% naturalized citizens)

Sumter County:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9682010 or later
  • 1,0832000 to 2009
  • 4391990 to 1999
  • 4891980 to 1989
  • 4111970 to 1979
  • 386Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,717
  • One, attached: 564
  • Two: 1,240
  • 3 or 4: 1,667
  • 5 to 9: 857
  • 10 to 19: 1,206
  • 20 to 49: 417
  • 50 or more: 920
  • Mobile homes: 12,479

Housing units in Sumter County with a mortgage: 13,659 (229 second mortgage, 714 home equity loan, 29 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,535

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sumter County

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-
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: 16
Sumter County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 63
Sumter County:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
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:
Sumter County:

13.2%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Sumter County:

34.1%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Sumter County:

Average size of farms: 253 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,692
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $246.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.11%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,385
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,688
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.52%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.18
Corn for grain: 23699 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10506 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5671 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 19781 harvested acres
Vegetables: 640 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 183 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sumter County-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 72.7 miles away from Sumter County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from the 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 62.9 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 108.8 miles away from the county 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 47.1 miles away from Sumter County center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4286: October 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4286, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 15, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4166: March 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 4166, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 06, 2004 to October 11, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1566: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1509: February 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1509, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sumter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,111 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 4,361 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 448 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 36 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 811 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,042 (2.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Philippines (17%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sumter County


  • American (9%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

People in group quarters in Sumter County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 824 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 748 people in state prisons
  • 642 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 421 people in nursing homes
  • 338 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 250 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 98 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 61 people in other group homes
  • 41 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Sumter County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 861 people in state prisons
  • 716 people in college/university student housing
  • 611 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 418 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 44 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,679.

7.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.46% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($10,532 average AGI)
4.10% relocated from other states ($25,052 average AGI)
Sumter County:

4.10%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Florence County, SC  0.16% ($28,302)
from Lexington County, SC  0.14% ($30,446)
from Kershaw County, SC  0.13% ($30,680)
from Charleston County, SC  0.10% ($34,103)


7.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.91% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($14,739 average AGI)
4.07% relocated to other states ($25,433 average AGI)
Sumter County:

4.07%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Lee County, SC  0.18% ($23,319)
to Florence County, SC  0.18% ($33,704)
to Kershaw County, SC  0.18% ($68,957)
to Charleston County, SC  0.15% ($65,719)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Sumter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Sumter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sumter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
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: 15,963 (12,650 aged, 3,313 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,716 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,275)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (941)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (858)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (801)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (587)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (489)
  • Unspecified dementia (390)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (369)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (274)
  • Congestive heart failure (270)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,799
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 232
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,045

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,622
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 885
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 94.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.6
  • Other - 39.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 76.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.1
  • Other - 27.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 106,847
  • In family households: 88,757 (13,803 male householders, 14,487 female householders)
    17,224 spouses, 32,410 children (31,057 natural, 444 adopted, 909 stepchildren), 3,065 grandchildren, 2,999 brothers or sisters, 1,153 parents, 714 other relatives, 2,902 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,684 (6,198 male householders (5,122 living alone)), 7,390 female householders (6,587 living alone)), 2,096 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,406

Size of family households: 12,225 2-persons, 7,760 3-persons, 5,063 4-persons, 2,001 5-persons, 772 6-persons, 469 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,709 1-person, 1,579 2-persons, 238 3-persons, 62 4-persons.

13,250 married couples with children.
8,513 single-parent households (917 men, 7,596 women).

94.0% of residents of Sumter speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $947,493,000 ($8,943 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $380,010,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $316,421,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $110,774,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,075,000
Federal grants: $181,010,000
Federal procurement contracts: $71,962,000 ($51,489,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $261,252,000 ($248,950,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,103,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $57,199,000
Federal Government insurance: $60,493,000

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

Births: 9,037
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,937
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +389
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,469
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sumter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • 1,3942014 or later
  • 1,8622010 to 2013
  • 7,8002000 to 2009
  • 9,2771990 to 1999
  • 9,4071980 to 1989
  • 9,5821970 to 1979
  • 3,0741960 to 1969
  • 3,4891950 to 1959
  • 1,3561940 to 1949
  • 8261939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • 881 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 8963 rooms
  • 1,8914 rooms
  • 6,9755 rooms
  • 5,7096 rooms
  • 4,7557 rooms
  • 3,3038 rooms
  • 3,5779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • 4091 room
  • 1372 rooms
  • 1,0593 rooms
  • 4,6074 rooms
  • 3,8715 rooms
  • 2,8656 rooms
  • 6367 rooms
  • 5508 rooms
  • 5509+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • 213no bedroom
  • 2891 bedroom
  • 2,9852 bedrooms
  • 16,8343 bedrooms
  • 6,1394 bedrooms
  • 7345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter County, South Carolina
  • 487no bedroom
  • 1,1071 bedroom
  • 5,0672 bedrooms
  • 6,1183 bedrooms
  • 1,6984 bedrooms
  • 2075+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter County, South Carolina 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
  • 1,303no vehicle
  • 6,2901 vehicle
  • 10,4712 vehicles
  • 5,5253 vehicles
  • 2,5614 vehicles
  • 1,0445+ 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
  • 2,396no vehicle
  • 6,4151 vehicle
  • 3,8052 vehicles
  • 1,8953 vehicles
  • 1324 vehicles
  • 415+ vehicles

84.4% of Sumter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in South Carolina.

Sumter County:

84.4%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 69,098
  • Other state: 33,818
  • Northeast: 8,521
  • Midwest: 5,091
  • South: 15,438
  • West: 4,768
Year householders moved into unit in Sumter County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sumter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 91.1%Electricity
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,483
Here:

29.4%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,057
Here:

17.4%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 840
Here:

18.4%
South Carolina:

19.9%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,174,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,878,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,068,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,020,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,796,000
    Financial Administration: $4,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,985,000
    Health - Other: $3,665,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,302,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,746,000
    Regular Highways: $1,812,000
    General - Other: $1,380,000
    Libraries: $1,193,000
    General Public Buildings: $795,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $536,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $235,000
    Water Utilities: $196,000
    Air Transportation: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,044,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,916,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,584,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,605,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,036,000
    General Revenue - Other: $195,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,420,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $344,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,263,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,934,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,830,000
    Other License: $4,288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,605,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000

Sumter County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,174,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,878,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,068,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,020,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,796,000
    Financial Administration: $4,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,985,000
    Health - Other: $3,665,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,302,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,746,000
    Regular Highways: $1,812,000
    General - Other: $1,380,000
    Libraries: $1,193,000
    General Public Buildings: $795,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $536,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $235,000
    Water Utilities: $196,000
    Air Transportation: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,044,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,916,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,584,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,605,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,036,000
    General Revenue - Other: $195,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,420,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $344,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,263,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,934,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,830,000
    Other License: $4,288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,605,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000

Sumter County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,174,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,878,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,068,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,020,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,796,000
    Financial Administration: $4,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,985,000
    Health - Other: $3,665,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,302,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,746,000
    Regular Highways: $1,812,000
    General - Other: $1,380,000
    Libraries: $1,193,000
    General Public Buildings: $795,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $536,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $235,000
    Water Utilities: $196,000
    Air Transportation: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,044,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,916,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,584,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,605,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,036,000
    General Revenue - Other: $195,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,420,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $344,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,263,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,934,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,830,000
    Other License: $4,288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,605,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000

Sumter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,174,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,878,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $7,068,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,020,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,796,000
    Financial Administration: $4,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,985,000
    Health - Other: $3,665,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,302,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,746,000
    Regular Highways: $1,812,000
    General - Other: $1,380,000
    Libraries: $1,193,000
    General Public Buildings: $795,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $540,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $536,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $235,000
    Water Utilities: $196,000
    Air Transportation: $164,000
    Transit Utilities: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $35,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,214,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,044,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,500,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,916,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,584,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,605,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,036,000
    General Revenue - Other: $195,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $182,000
    Regular Highways: $87,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,420,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $352,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $344,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $9,263,000
  • Tax - Property: $32,934,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,830,000
    Other License: $4,288,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,605,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,824
  • Number of aged recipients: 541
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,283
  • Number of recipients under 18: 636
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,148
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,040
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,513
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,632
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full 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 ORIGINATED477$141,136204$139,3971,366$133,32770$38,2143$500,333127$88,07150$49,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$156,00026$66,538103$146,4858$55,8750$014$90,07121$54,048
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$122,500159$77,063731$122,81779$33,2030$051$69,667102$52,206
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$119,20251$114,490447$133,14112$48,1670$024$104,87514$48,357
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$110,5884$57,50090$140,9563$64,0000$07$107,5712$41,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$178,93126$164,5002$146,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$171,33311$167,6362$59,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$218,3337$162,1431$140,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$238,0002$109,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$79,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumter, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sumter, SC - Value
Most common first names in Sumter County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James79268.7 years
Mary64277.4 years
John58670.8 years
William48971.1 years
Robert44370.2 years
Willie38369.6 years
George29171.1 years
Henry25871.4 years
Thomas24871.0 years
Charles24268.8 years
Most common last names in Sumter County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson35171.0 years
Brown31671.7 years
Davis31171.7 years
Wilson30271.4 years
Smith26172.9 years
Williams25372.6 years
Jones18972.3 years
Jackson17173.2 years
White17072.7 years
James16474.9 years
Businesses in Sumter County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1LensCrafters1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1McDonald's6
Arby's1New Balance2
Ashley Furniture1New York & Co1
AutoZone2Nike6
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King3Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Chick-Fil-A2Quiznos1
Chuck E. Cheese's1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid3
Curves1Rue211
DHL1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Dunkin Donuts1Sears3
FedEx11Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel1
Foot Locker1Staples1
Ford1Subway5
GNC4T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill7Taco Bell2
H&R Block4Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul11
Holiday Inn2UPS12
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
KFC3Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens3
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Sumter County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"