Sumter County, Georgia Population 2024

28,675

Sumter County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 28,675 with a growth rate of -0.35% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sumter County, Georgia is the 68th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 32,608 and has seen a growth of -12.06% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,170-101-0.36%
202828,271-101-0.36%
202728,372-101-0.35%
202628,473-101-0.35%
202528,574-101-0.35%
202428,675-101-0.35%
202328,776-101-0.35%
202228,877-101-0.35%
202128,978-538-1.82%
202029,5161150.39%
201929,401-312-1.05%
201829,713-125-0.42%
201729,838-496-1.64%
201630,334-291-0.95%
201530,625-464-1.49%
201431,089-176-0.56%
201331,265-244-0.77%
201231,509-484-1.51%
201131,993-615-1.89%
201032,608
199030,2288682.96%
198029,3602,4299.02%
197026,9312,2799.24%
196024,6524441.83%
195024,208-294-1.2%
194024,502-2,298-8.57%
193026,800-2,840-9.58%
192029,6405481.88%
191029,0922,88010.99%
190026,2124,10518.57%
189022,1073,86821.21%
188018,2391,68010.15%
187016,5597,13175.64%
18609,428-894-8.66%
185010,3224,56379.23%
18405,759-22,411-79.56%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.35% (-101)
County Website
Sumter County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
29,516
Area
483 mi²
Density
59 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-2.85% (-841)
Founded
December 26, 1831

Sumter County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American15,00651.08%
White12,28541.82%
Two or more races1,2354.2%
Other race3941.34%
Asian3781.29%
Native American440.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.12%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sumter County, Georgia Population by Race

Sumter County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Sumter County, Georgia Median Age

36.9

Total

36.1

Male

37.6

Female

Sumter County, Georgia Adults

There are 22,787 adults, (4,973 of whom are seniors) in Sumter County, Georgia.

Sumter County, Georgia Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Sumter County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female15,59653.09%
Male13,78246.91%

Sumter County, Georgia Population by Age

Sumter County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,6392.5956.743.3
Non Family4,1491.2743.756.3
Married3,7603.1682.217.8
Female2,2853.9939.760.3
Male4452.848.551.5
showing: 5 rows

3.36

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sumter County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sumter County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sumter County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.15%.

Sumter County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,121

Average Earnings

$38,841

Average Male

$35,874

Average Female

Sumter County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sumter County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sumter County, Georgia Language

94.65% of Sumter County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 5.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.28% of the population.

Sumter County, Georgia Language

Sumter County, Georgia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,8524,20530.36%
White10,9281,63814.99%
Hispanic1,72379746.26%
Multiple1,20331726.35%
Other37529578.67%
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24.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.35%

Male Poverty Rate

24.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sumter County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sumter County, Georgia is Other, with 78.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sumter County, Georgia is White, with 14.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.49%.

Sumter County, Georgia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.97%
High School24.51%
Some College14.09%
Bachelors or Greater9.86%
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Sumter County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67.67%
Male Unemployed45.79%
Female Employed18.84%
Male Employed5.74%
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Sumter County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sumter County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sumter County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sumter County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sumter County, Georgia 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 45-54.

Sumter County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sumter County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,342

Number of Veterans

1,263

Male Veterans

79

Female Veterans

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Sumter County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Sumter County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Sumter County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Sumter County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sumter County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sumter County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sumter County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sumter County, Georgia 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

81.21%

Born in Sumter County, Georgia

97.01%

Native Born

2.99%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.01% of Sumter County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 81.21% having been born in Georgia. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sumter County, Georgia Place of Birth

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