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Sumter INFORMATION

Population: 36,795

Male 46% Female 53%
Married 53%
Single 46%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

6/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

5/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Sumter has a very low population density. Sumter is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,384 Sumter
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Sumter, SC, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Sumter, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Sumter has a population density of 1,384, with 36,795 current residents.

Out of the 36,795 current residents, 46% are male and 53% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 46% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Best air quality

Weather

  • 60% Sun
  • 47% Rain
  • 0% Snow

Condition

62°F average temperature

  • 37 years Median home age
  • $91,080 Median home price
  • 1.5% Home appreciation rate
  • 4.9% Annual property tax
  • 48.6%
    Homes owned
  • 40.3%
    Homes rented
  • 11.1%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Sumter, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 60% sunny, 47% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 62°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Sumter, you should know that 48.6% of homes are owned while 40.3% of homes are rented, and 11.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $91,080, the median age of homes is 37 years, the annual home appreciation is 1.50% and the annual property tax is 4.90%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    9
  • Average age

    35
  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat

Community

When looking at the community of Sumter, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Sumter’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Sumter is 35 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 57.33% Democratic, 41.89% Republican, and 0.78% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

13%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:10

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    11.4%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    26.3%
  • Service Occupations
    15.3%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    18.8%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    6.8%
  • 78%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 15%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Sumter, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.80% of residents are unemployed in Sumter (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Sumter residents: 11.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.99% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.3% are in the customer service field, 26.3% are in the sales field, 0.44% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.32%, 7.98% of residents have an associate’s degree, 14.59% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.26% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Sumter, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Sumter have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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