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Total population: 40,929 (Urban population: 39,930, Rural population: 283 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 18,872 (16,480 occupied: 8,822 owner occupied, 7,649 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

46%
State:

31%

Housing density: 710 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $118,623.

Median contract rent in 2016: $350 (lower quartile is $232, upper quartile is $463)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $760


Median gross rent in Sumter, SC in 2016: $471

Housing units in Sumter with a mortgage: 5,273 (152 second mortgage, 361 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,500

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $58,326

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,763

Median monthly housing costs: $719


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Sumter, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $136,563 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Sumter:

$136,563
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,551 - $200,345
Median year house/condo built: 1977

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 40,651
  • In family households: 32,135 (4,611 male householders, 5,447 female householders)
    6,063 spouses, 11,674 children (10,660 natural, 78 adopted, 864 stepchildren), 1,809 grandchildren, 480 brothers or sisters, 433 parents, 740 other relatives, 777 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,120 (2,802 male householders (2,619 living alone)), 3,709 female householders (3,400 living alone)), 654 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,491

Size of family households: 4,847 2-persons, 2,362 3-persons, 1,697 4-persons, 813 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,042 1-person, 468 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 33 4-persons.

4,394 married couples with children.
3,752 single-parent households (450 men, 3,302 women).

93.4% of residents of Sumter speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 1,375 (3.4%)
(54.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.5
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sumter, South Carolina:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 1,0172 bedrooms
  • 5,0883 bedrooms
  • 2,2784 bedrooms
  • 4305+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter, South Carolina:

  • 721no bedroom
  • 1,2731 bedroom
  • 2,3242 bedrooms
  • 2,4533 bedrooms
  • 1,0774 bedrooms
  • 1775+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 419no vehicle
  • 3,0251 vehicle
  • 3,6062 vehicles
  • 1,2793 vehicles
  • 3254 vehicles
  • 1855+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population

Cars and other vehicles available in Sumter in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,994no vehicle
  • 3,0801 vehicle
  • 1,9942 vehicles
  • 3963 vehicles
  • 2214 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumter, South Carolina:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 6534 rooms
  • 1,8265 rooms
  • 1,9966 rooms
  • 1,8207 rooms
  • 1,1938 rooms
  • 1,3579+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumter, South Carolina:

  • 6641 room
  • 6622 rooms
  • 8473 rooms
  • 2,2544 rooms
  • 1,4345 rooms
  • 1,0196 rooms
  • 5687 rooms
  • 1028 rooms
  • 4789+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Sumter, SC household income distribution

  • Sumter, SC household income distribution
  • 1,973Less than $10,000
  • 1,069$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,241$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,297$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,162$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,205$30,000 to $34,999
  • 613$35,000 to $39,999
  • 702$40,000 to $44,999
  • 718$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,645$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,261$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,370$75,000 to $99,999
  • 776$100,000 to $124,999
  • 465$125,000 to $149,999
  • 641$150,000 to $199,999
  • 394$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sumter, SC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Sumter, SC
  • 64Less than $10,000
  • 47$10,000 to $14,999
  • 30$15,000 to $19,999
  • 109$20,000 to $24,999
  • 67$25,000 to $29,999
  • 72$30,000 to $34,999
  • 73$35,000 to $39,999
  • 340$40,000 to $49,999
  • 381$50,000 to $59,999
  • 409$60,000 to $69,999
  • 301$70,000 to $79,999
  • 635$80,000 to $89,999
  • 636$90,000 to $99,999
  • 889$100,000 to $124,999
  • 952$125,000 to $149,999
  • 861$150,000 to $174,999
  • 873$175,000 to $199,999
  • 788$200,000 to $249,999
  • 486$250,000 to $299,999
  • 306$300,000 to $399,999
  • 135$400,000 to $499,999
  • 68$500,000 to $749,999
  • 45$750,000 to $999,999
  • 52$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 47$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sumter, SC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Sumter, SC
  • 275Less than $100
  • 615$100 to $149
  • 268$150 to $199
  • 76$200 to $249
  • 130$250 to $299
  • 235$300 to $349
  • 547$350 to $399
  • 961$400 to $449
  • 313$450 to $499
  • 274$500 to $549
  • 449$550 to $599
  • 399$600 to $649
  • 116$650 to $699
  • 273$700 to $749
  • 133$750 to $799
  • 334$800 to $899
  • 489$900 to $999
  • 490$1,000 to $1,249
  • 45$1,250 to $1,499
  • 494$1,500 to $1,999
  • 83$2,000 to $2,499
  • 9$2,500 to $2,999
  • 11$3,000 to $3,499
  • 21$3,500 or more
  • 765No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5292010 or later
  • 4742000 to 2009
  • 1851990 to 1999
  • 2521980 to 1989
  • 1391970 to 1979
  • 168Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Sumter population
Sumter commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 765
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,791
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,549
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,655
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,408
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 340
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 686
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 146
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 146
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 931
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 938
  • 90 or more minutes: 159
Sumter, SC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 81.1%
Number of people working at home: 307 (1.8% of all workers)

Sumter mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 25,865 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 2,608 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (0%)
  • Taxi: 397 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 616 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 333 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 2,604
 English: 1,039
 Irish: 1,009
 German: 900
 Scottish: 834
 Scotch-Irish: 442
 European: 435
 Italian: 212
 Romanian: 165
 African: 146
 Polish: 142
 French (except Basque): 101
 Welsh: 92
 Czech: 79
 British: 70
 Lithuanian: 52
 Dutch: 34
 French Canadian: 32
 Slovene: 25
 Jamaican: 25
 Canadian: 23
 Norwegian: 22
 Swiss: 21
 Hungarian: 18
 Swedish: 17
 Slovak: 16
 Turkish: 15
 Scandinavian: 14
 Finnish: 11
 Yugoslavian: 10
 Portuguese: 9
 Eastern European: 9
 Danish: 8
 Moroccan: 7
 Pennsylvania German: 7
 Ukrainian: 2

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

  • 18%Philippines
  • 14%Mexico
  • 11%Guatemala
  • 9%Romania
  • 9%Honduras
  • 7%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 6%India

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

  • This state: 25,079
  • Other state: 13,136
  • Northeast: 3,262
  • Midwest: 1,749
  • South: 6,156
  • West: 1,999

78% of Sumter residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 11% lived in South Carolina.

Sumter:

78.2%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 156
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 27
  • 5th and 6th grade: 219
  • 7th and 8th grade: 312
  • 9th grade: 79
  • 10th grade: 295
  • 11th grade: 203
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 285
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,737
  • Less than 1 year of college: 558
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,600
  • Associate degree: 828
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,010
  • Master's degree: 606
  • Professional school degree: 219
  • Doctorate degree: 207

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 104
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 25
  • 5th and 6th grade: 135
  • 7th and 8th grade: 119
  • 9th grade: 353
  • 10th grade: 430
  • 11th grade: 227
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 149
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,891
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,258
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,524
  • Associate degree: 1,346
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,406
  • Master's degree: 1,083
  • Professional school degree: 195
  • Doctorate degree: 69

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.3%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 23.0%Males
  • 19.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 26.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 1.3%Females
Sumter marital status for males
Sumter marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,606
  • One, attached: 690
  • Two: 1,057
  • 3 or 4: 693
  • 5 to 9: 908
  • 10 to 19: 474
  • 20 to 49: 719
  • 50 or more: 649
  • Mobile homes: 960
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $47,258

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Sumter:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sumter
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (72.6%)
  • Utility gas (24.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (82.4%)
  • Utility gas (10.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 643
Here:

14.7%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 196
Here:

9.2%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 411
Here:

14.1%
South Carolina:

19.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)