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Sumter, SC
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Sumter profile

Living in Sumter

Sumter is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 42,757 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Sumter is the ninth largest community in South Carolina.

Sumter is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Sumter, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

The percentage of people in Sumter who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.58% of adults in Sumter have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sumter in 2018 was $25,109, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,436 for a family of four. However, Sumter contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sumter is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sumter home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sumter residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sumter include English, German, Irish, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sumter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.