Sumter, South Carolina Population 2018

Sumter, South Carolina's estimated population is 39,982 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Sumter, South Carolina is the 10th largest city in South Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1228.60 people/mi² (474.36 people/km²), with a household density of 222.14 people/km² (575.33 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.7 years, 31.9 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 18,723 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%, with a median rent of $748/month. The median house has 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $134,100.

The median income for households in Sumter, South Carolina is $38,538, while the mean household income is $54,682. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201739,982-225-0.56%
201640,207-48-0.12%
201540,255-148-0.37%
201440,403-75-0.19%
201340,478-136-0.33%
201240,6142030.50%
201140,411-165-0.41%
201040,5769330.23%
200039,643-2,300-0.56%
199041,94317,0225.34%
198024,9213660.15%
197024,5551,4930.63%
196023,0622,8771.34%
195020,1854,3112.43%
194015,8744,0943.03%
193011,7802,2722.17%
19209,5081,3991.60%
19108,1092,4363.64%
19005,6731,8083.91%
18903,8650.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White19,449
Black or African American19,266
Two or More Races1,004
Asian665
Some Other Race320
American Indian and Alaska Native56

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Sumter Sc Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Sumter Sc Median Age

34.7


Total

31.9


Male

36.5


Female

Sumter Sc Adults

There are 30,815 adults, (6,155 of which are seniors) in Sumter Sc.

Sumter Sc Age Dependency

65.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sumter Sc Sex Ratio

Female

22,186

54.43%

Male

18,574

45.57%

Sumter Sc Households and Families

Sumter Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sumter Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.2%30.8%
All53.5%46.5%
Male46.7%53.3%
Female44.4%55.6%
Non Family42.5%57.5%

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sumter Sc Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,2322.4253.5
Married6,3183.0569.2
Non Family5,8721.1342.5
Female3,3983.3144.4
Male6443.2646.7

3.08

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sumter Sc Households

Sumter Sc Education

Sumter Sc Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3735.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,5239.87%
High School Graduate6,17924.17%
Some College6,57625.72%
Associates Degree2,2458.78%
Bachelors Degree4,03215.77%
Graduate Degree2,64110.33%

Sumter Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,47811,7304,546
Black11,5578,8131,777
Hispanic815503128
Asian441374169
Multiple Races27121463
Other Race24914712
Native American565618

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 38.32%.

Sumter Sc Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,885$36,346$22,384
Less Than High School$13,247$14,392$12,181
High School Grad$20,545$26,557$17,206
Some College$28,850$35,207$23,069
Bachelors Degree$46,250$59,558$35,899
Graduate Degree$57,581$77,115$49,868

$28,885

Average Earnings

$36,346

Average Male

$22,384

Average Female

Sumter Sc Language

Sumter Sc Language by Age

Sumter Sc Language

93.45% of Sumter Sc residents speak only English, while 6.55% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.47% of the population.

Sumter Sc Poverty

Sumter Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black18,5245,90731.89%
White17,7961,0415.85%
Hispanic1,48657138.43%
Multiple95646848.95%
Asian63213421.20%
Native563867.86%
Other27562.18%

20.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.03%

Male Poverty Rate

22.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sumter Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sumter Sc is Native, with 67.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sumter Sc is Other, with 2.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.56%.

Sumter Sc Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.29%
High School20.30%
Some College11.81%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

Sumter Sc Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.65%
Male Unemployed31.81%
Female Employed14.61%
Male Employed6.59%

Sumter Sc Income

Sumter Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,538$54,682
Families$47,395$66,472
Married Families$68,429$
Non Families$23,060$31,662

Sumter Sc Marital Status

Sumter Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sumter Sc Married by Age and Sex

Sumter Sc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Sumter Sc Marital Status by Race

Sumter Sc Veterans

Sumter Sc Veterans by War

4,455

Number of Veterans

3,681

Male Veterans

774

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War2,062
First Gulf War1,371
Vietnam935
Korea265
World War II219

Sumter Sc Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,524
18 to 341,115
75+683
55 to 64639
65 to 74494

Sumter Sc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,83420.37%
Black1,49710.76%
Hispanic18418.33%
Other7627.64%
2 or More398.57%
Asian91.84%

Sumter Sc Veterans by Education

4.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sumter Sc Employment Status

Sumter Sc Employment by Age

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

Sumter Sc Employment by Race

Sumter Sc Employment by Education

Sumter Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.73%

Born in South Carolina

96.21%

Native Born

3.79%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.21% of Sumter Sc residents were born in the United States, with 61.73% having been born in South Carolina. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.