Sumter, South Carolina Population 2024

42,095

Sumter is a city located in Lee County and Sumter County South Carolina. Sumter has a 2024 population of 42,095. Sumter is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -3.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,419 in 2020.

The average household income in Sumter is $70,530 with a poverty rate of 17.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sumter is 33.1 years, 30.3 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Sumter Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sumter was:

  • Black or African American: 47.39%
  • White: 41.17%
  • Two or more races: 5.87%
  • Other race: 2.55%
  • Asian: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
33.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,274.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.05% (-1,324)
The current population of Sumter, South Carolina is 42,095 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 43,419.

Sumter, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American20,40047.39%
White17,72141.17%
Two or more races2,5265.87%
Other race1,0962.55%
Asian8962.08%
Native American4070.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sumter Population by Race

Sumter Population Pyramid 2024

Sumter Median Age

33.1

Total

30.3

Male

36.4

Female

Sumter Adults

There are 31,607 adults, (7,159 of whom are seniors) in Sumter.

Sumter Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sumter Sex Ratio

Female21,92550.93%
Male21,12149.07%

Sumter Population by Age

Sumter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,3942.525446
Married6,6523.2172.427.6
Non Family6,0571.142.857.2
Female2,9603.5937.762.3
Male7253.7745.154.9

3.29

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sumter Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7402.75%
9th to 12th Grade2,2598.4%
High School Graduate7,56628.15%
Some College6,16822.95%
Associates Degree2,6639.91%
Bachelors Degree4,40816.4%
Graduate Degree3,07711.45%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sumter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sumter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black13,11611,0902,208
White11,14210,4084,482
Hispanic1,2471,044200
2+ Races92088596
Other Race676538333
Asian675609280
Native American12012017

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 49.26%.

Sumter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,283$46,496$31,010
Less Than 9th Grade$21,442$22,023$21,162
High School Graduate$28,617$33,648$24,155
Some College$36,705$47,013$29,111
Bachelors Degree$48,430$53,475$45,476
Graduate Degree$70,660$112,963$57,295

$39,283

Average Earnings

$46,496

Average Male

$31,010

Average Female

Sumter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sumter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sumter Language

92.64% of Sumter residents speak only English, while 7.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.9% of the population.

Sumter Language

Sumter Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black19,7875,77429.18%
White16,1621,0156.28%
Other1,08029126.94%
Multiple2,4141606.63%
Hispanic3,043591.94%
Asian89080.9%
Native40751.23%

17.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.38%

Male Poverty Rate

19.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sumter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sumter is Black, with 29.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sumter is Asian, with 0.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.91%.

Sumter Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.76%
High School18.2%
Some College15.07%
Bachelors or Greater9.27%

Sumter Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.37%
Male Unemployed43.06%
Female Employed10.1%
Male Employed6.75%

Sumter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sumter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$48,900$70,530
Families$64,609$88,183
Married Families$86,053$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,757$37,650

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sumter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sumter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sumter Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sumter Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sumter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,895

Number of Veterans

3,163

Male Veterans

732

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1,594
First Gulf War1,408
Vietnam926
Korea170
World War II74

Sumter Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,351
55 to 64952
65 to 74721
75+509
18 to 34362

Sumter Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1,91213.15%
White1,73914.18%
Hispanic21518.38%
Other Race14619.29%
2+ Races576.75%
Native American2718%
Asian142.2%

Sumter Veterans by Race

Sumter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sumter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sumter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sumter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sumter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.03%

Born in Sumter

95.78%

Native Born

4.22%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.78% of Sumter residents were born in the United States, with 59.03% having been born in South Carolina. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sumter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202940,440-331-0.81%
202840,771-331-0.81%
202741,102-331-0.8%
202641,433-331-0.79%
202541,764-331-0.79%
202442,095-331-0.78%
202342,426-331-0.77%
202242,757-422-0.98%
202143,179-240-0.55%
202043,4193,7919.57%
201939,628-89-0.22%
201839,717-121-0.3%
201739,838-310-0.77%
201640,148-106-0.26%
201540,254-159-0.39%
201440,413-68-0.17%
201340,481-126-0.31%
201240,6072070.51%
201140,400-164-0.4%
201040,5649212.32%
200039,643-2,300-5.48%
199041,94317,02268.3%
198024,9213661.49%
197024,5551,4936.47%
196023,0622,87714.25%
195020,1854,31127.16%
194015,8744,09434.75%
193011,7802,27223.9%
19209,5081,39917.25%
19108,1092,43642.94%
19005,6731,80846.78%
18903,86500%
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Sumter Population by Year