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Population (year 2000): 39,643. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,679 (+0.1% change)
Males: 18,693 (47.2%), Females: 20,950 (52.8%)

Sumter County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $31,590 (year 2000)
Median house value: $79,900 (year 2000)

Sumter, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Sumter:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.7%)
  • Black (46.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (10.0%), English (8.2%), German (7.1%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (2.0%).South Carolina

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 26.6 square miles

Sumter,

For population 25 years and over in Sumter

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sumter city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -3,507 (-8.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: SC Columbia, (44.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (94.1 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (552.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: SC (1.9 miles Millwood, SC (2.5 miles Mulberry, Sumter, SC (3.0 miles South Sumter, SC (4.5 miles East SC (5.3 miles Lakewood, Savannah, SC (5.6 miles Cane SC (6.9 miles Cherryvale, SC (7.7 miles Privateer,

Latitude: 33.93 N, Longitude: 80.36 W

Area code: 803

Sumter, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.8%), Manufacturing (20.7%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,902 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,066 (54.2%)

Crime in Sumter by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 4 5 5
    per 100,000 7.6 10.1 12.6 12.6
Rapes 16 20 26 18
    per 100,000 40.4 50.5 65.6 45.4
Robberies 159 120 168 105
    per 100,000 401.1 302.7 423.8 264.9
Assaults 314 384 523 598
    per 100,000 792.1 968.6 1319.3 1508.5
Burglaries 859 671 793 947
    per 100,000 2166.8 1692.6 2000.4 2388.8
Thefts 1,791 2,095 1,931 1,939
    per 100,000 4517.8 5284.7 4871.0 4891.2
Auto thefts 403 298 290 224
    per 100,000 1016.6 751.7 731.5 565.0
716.2 704.8 823.2 820.0

Average climate in Sumter, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sumter,

Sumter-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.5 miles away from the Sumter city center injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/7/2004, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center injured one person.

Birthplace of: Cleveland Pinkney - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Sep 14, 1977), Dexter Wynn - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Feb 25, 1981), Ricardo Colclough - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Apr 18, 1982).


Hospital/medical center in Sumter:
  • TUOMEY (129 N WASHINGTON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sumter:
  • CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; MANNING, SC)
  • KERSHAW COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAROLINA PINES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; HARTSVILLE, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sumter:
  • SHAW AFB (about 8 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SSC)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 30 miles; EASTOVER, SC; ID: MMT)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sumter:
  • SUMTER (about 4 miles; SUMTER, SC; ID: SMS)
  • LEE COUNTY (about 23 miles; BISHOPVILLE, SC; ID: 52J)
  • SANTEE COOPER REGIONAL (about 27 miles; MANNING, SC; ID: MNI)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 53 $104,382 $23,633 15 $6,336
Police Protection - Officers 113 $330,723 $35,121 0 $0
Other Government Administration 36 $104,527 $34,842 9 $8,477
Financial Administration 8 $19,512 $29,268 1 $356
Water Supply 30 $60,529 $24,211 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $9,372 $37,488 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 33 $55,950 $20,345 2 $1,167
Sewerage 65 $131,095 $24,202 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 41 $68,873 $20,157 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $948
Streets and Highways 16 $40,913 $30,684 0 $0
Firefighters 80 $193,101 $28,965 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,853 $22,236 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 34 $69,562 $24,551 1 $1,184
Totals for Government 513 $1,190,392 $27,845 29 $18,468
Colleges/Universities in Sumter:
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,429; Location: 506 N GUIGNARD DR; Public; Website: www.sum.tec.sc.us)
  • MORRIS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 927; Location: 100 WEST COLLEGE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.morris.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SUMTER (FT enrollment: 782; Location: 200 MILLER RD; Public; Website: WWW.USCSUMTER.EDU)
  • SUMTER BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 42; Location: 921 CAROLINA AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sumter:
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 45 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 46 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; FT enrollment: 5,958)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 68 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; FT enrollment: 5,925)
Public high schools in Sumter:
  • SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,523; Location: 2580 MCCRAY'S MILL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,358; Location: 2000 OSWEGO ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,196; Location: 350 OLD MANNING ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SUMTER COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 2612 MCCRAYS MILL ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Sumter:
  • WILSON HALL (Students: 698; Location: 2801 S WISE DR; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sumter:
  • FURMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 3400 BETHEL CHURCH RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • POCALLA SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 924; Location: 2060 BETHEL CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BATES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 833; Location: ESTATE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ALICE DRIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 803; Location: 40 MILLER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAKLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 5415 OAKLAND DRIVE; Grades: PK - 01)
  • MILLWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 672; Location: PINEWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CROSSWELL DRIVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 668; Location: CROSSWELL DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LEMIRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 653; Location: FULTON ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ALICE DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 251 ALICE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • KINGSBURY ELEMENTARY (Students: 644; Location: KINGSBURY ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Sumter:
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 11 SOUTH MAGNOLIA ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GRACE BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN DAY (Students: 91; Location: 219 W CALHOUN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DISCOVERY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 87; Location: PO BOX 1947; Grades: 1 - 11)
  • BETHEL CHILD CARE LEARNING CEN (Students: 70; Location: 2401 BETHEL CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BEREA JR. ACADEMY (Students: 42; Location: 675 S. LAFAYETTE BLVD.; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Sumter:
  • SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $983,196; Location: 111 N. HARVIN STREET; 159,235 books; 14,756 audio materials; 2,122 video materials; 365 serial subscriptions)

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Noyts Branch (A).


Sumter compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Sumter:
  • WSSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SUMTER BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WDXY (1240 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WQMC (1290 AM; 1 kW; SUMTER, SC; Owner: MORRIS COLLEGE)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WYMB (920 AM; 2 kW; MANNING, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Sumter:
  • WIBZ (95.5 FM; WEDGEFIELD, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W205BO (88.9 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • W242AH (96.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLJI (98.3 FM; SUMMERTON, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC .)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Sumter:
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

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