Sumter, SC
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Sumter is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 40,816 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Sumter is the eighth largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Sumter isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sumter are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sumter is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sumter who work in office and administrative support (12.75%), sales jobs (10.87%), and management occupations (8.37%).

Sumter is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Sumter, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

In terms of college education, Sumter is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.96% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sumter in 2010 was $22,471, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,884 for a family of four. However, Sumter contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sumter is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sumter home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sumter residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sumter include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Sumter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.