Sumter Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Sumter Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
39,642

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.5%
5 - 17:
19.6%
18 - 24:
11.3%
25 - 34:
14.0%
35 - 54:
22.6%
55 - 64:
10.0%
Over 65 Years:
15.1%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
7.3%
7.3%
High School Graduates
86.2%
86.2%
College Graduated
24.0%
24.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Sumter
$23,883
$23,883
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Sumter
$40,662
$40,662
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
19.2%

Employment Industries in Sumter

 
Manufacturing
16.9%
16.9%
Healthcare
15.6%
15.6%
Retail
10.0%
10.0%
Accommodation
9.8%
9.8%
Education
8.3%
8.3%
Public Service
7.7%
7.7%
Construction
5.7%
5.7%
Administration
4.4%
4.4%
Finance
4.2%
4.2%
Other
3.9%
3.9%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
2.8%
2.8%
Transportation
2.6%
2.6%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
41.7%
41.7%
Black Or African American
48.4%
48.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
2.2%
2.2%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
6.5%
6.5%
German
6.0%
6.0%
English
5.5%
5.5%
European
2.3%
2.3%
Italian
1.9%
1.9%
Scottish
1.8%
1.8%
African
1.4%
1.4%
Polish
1.1%
1.1%
Scots-Irish
1.0%
1.0%
French
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
Jamaican
0.4%
0.4%
Northern European
0.3%
0.3%
Danish
0.3%
0.3%
Norwegian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
93.3%
93.3%
Spanish
4.0%
4.0%
Polish
1.1%
1.1%
Vietnamese
0.4%
0.4%
Tagalog
0.4%
0.4%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Pacific Island languages
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Sumter Residents:
4.2%