Sumter, South Carolina Population 2020

39,080

Sumter is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 39,080, it is the 10th largest city in South Carolina and the 1004th largest city in the United States. Sumter is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -3.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,524 in 2010. Sumter reached it's highest population of 41,943 in 1990. Spanning over 33 miles, Sumter has a population density of 1,198 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sumter is $57,642 with a poverty rate of 20.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $805 per month, and the median house value is $140,300. The median age in Sumter is 32.4 years, 30.4 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.9 males.

Sumter Sc Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.47%
  • White: 45.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Asian: 1.81%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Sumter, South Carolina is 39,080, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 39,656. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,524.
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020106,508-2-0.00%
2019106,510-2-0.00%
2018106,512-2-0.00%
2017106,514-611-0.57%
2016107,125-48-0.04%
2015107,173-480-0.45%
2014107,653-79-0.07%
2013107,732-42-0.04%
2012107,7744760.44%
2011107,298-314-0.29%
2010107,6120.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American19,37248.47%
White18,28545.75%
Two or More Races9952.49%
Asian7251.81%
Some Other Race4741.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native1060.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%

Sumter Sc Population Pyramid 2020

Sumter Sc Median Age

32.4


Total

30.4


Male

34.8


Female

Sumter Sc Adults

There are 29,444 adults, (6,011 of whom are seniors) in Sumter Sc.

Sumter Sc Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sumter Sc Sex Ratio

Female

21,494

53.78%

Male

18,470

46.22%

Sumter Sc Households and Families

Sumter Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sumter Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
All50.6%49.4%
Male50.1%49.9%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Female36.8%63.2%

50.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,7792.4450.6
Married5,9143.0670.4
Non Family5,6831.1338.4
Female3,4843.3636.8
Male6983.1550.1

3.09

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sumter Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3175.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,2109.01%
High School Graduate6,28325.61%
Some College6,47526.39%
Associates Degree2,1648.82%
Bachelors Degree3,56614.54%
Graduate Degree2,51810.26%

Sumter Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black11,4869,0511,505
White11,37910,8104,273
Hispanic933534115
Asian465364147
Other Race33915445
Multiple Races25819437
Native American836912
Islander777

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,067$38,418$24,150
Less Than High School$15,729$18,206$13,505
High School Grad$22,318$29,583$20,310
Some College$29,266$35,569$25,284
Bachelors Degree$46,505$56,607$37,050
Graduate Degree$61,301$88,125$52,961

$30,067

Average Earnings

$38,418

Average Male

$24,150

Average Female

Sumter Sc Language

Sumter Sc Language by Age

Sumter Sc Language

91.88% of Sumter Sc residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.02% of the population.

Sumter Sc Poverty

Sumter Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black18,7715,91331.50%
White16,3451,0636.50%
Hispanic1,76355131.25%
Multiple94938140.15%
Asian69014220.58%
Native1063633.96%
Other382133.40%
Islander77100.00%

20.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.32%

Male Poverty Rate

23.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sumter Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sumter Sc is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sumter Sc is Other, with 3.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.30%
High School18.96%
Some College13.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.81%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.76%
Male Unemployed28.41%
Female Employed16.37%
Male Employed5.86%

Sumter Sc Income

Sumter Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,329$57,642
Families$47,579$69,332
Married Families$73,018-
Non Families$23,144$34,353

Sumter Sc Marital Status

Sumter Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

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

Sumter Sc Marital Status by Race

Sumter Sc Veterans

4,208

Number of Veterans

3,395

Male Veterans

813

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,921
First Gulf War1,352
Vietnam1,006
Korea223
World War II126
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,39119.01%
Black1,72012.73%
Hispanic12711.52%
2 or More6517.06%
Asian203.64%
Other123.68%

$Sumter Sc Veterans by Education

8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sumter Sc Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

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

60.26%

Born in South Carolina

95.43%

Native Born

4.57%

Foreign Born

2.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.43% of Sumter Sc residents were born in the United States, with 60.26% having been born in South Carolina. 2.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,080-288-0.73%
201939,368-288-0.73%
201839,656-74-0.19%
201739,730-288-0.72%
201640,018-88-0.22%
201540,106-203-0.50%
201440,309-79-0.20%
201340,388-59-0.15%
201240,447630.16%
201140,384-166-0.41%
201040,5509070.23%
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%