Sumter County

Sumter, SC: What you need to know

Sumter is in the center of South Carolina, just 44 miles east of Columbia. Home to Shaw Air Force Base, a big supporter of the local economy, the city enjoys a thriving tourism industry with Swan Lake Iris Gardens, the "Crown Jewel" of Sumter, as the number one attraction. Golffestivals and a mild climate are attractive to people of all ages, but especially retirees. 


Sumter, SC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 40,851
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $38,808
Median Home Price $133,800
Walkscore 26

Things To Do in Sumter, SC

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    Culture in Sumter, SC

    Sumter's residents stay busy thanks to plenty of fun activities that take place throughout the year, as well as engaging attractions located all over the city.

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    Sumter, SC's Outdoor Recreation

    Sumter has parks, golf courses and water activities among its recreational opportunities.

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    Best Restaurants in Sumter, SC

    Sumter, SC's restaurant scene includes seafood, international cuisine, fine dining, bakeries and coffee shops.

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    Sumter WineFest in South Carolina

    Sumter WineFest gives area residents the opportunity to enjoy good wine for a good cause

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Real Estate in Sumter, SC

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Sumter, SC Demographics

Median Population in Sumter, SC

Median Age 34.2%
Age 18 Over 75.8%
Age 21 Over 70.9%
Age 62 Over 18.1%
Age 65 Over 15.1%

Race in Sumter, SC

  Ethnicity White 48%
  Ethnicity Black 47%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.9%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.9%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%

Population By Gender in Sumter, SC

  Male 45.5%
  Female 54.5%

Language in Sumter, SC

  English Only 93.7%
  English Other 6.3%

Economics in Sumter, SC

  Median Household Income $38,808
  Median Home Price $133,800
  Homes Owned 47.2%
  Homes Rent 52.8%
  Median Property Rent $737

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Commute Types in Sumter, SC

  Walked 4%
  Worked at Home 1.6%
  Public Transportation 0.3%
  Other Means 2.4%
  Drove Alone 80.9%
  Carpooled 10.8%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 1,717
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