Sumter is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 39,642 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sumter who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), sales jobs (12.03%), and management occupations (6.76%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Sumter, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
The population of Sumter overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sumter, 24.80% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sumter in 2018 was $23,316, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,264 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 Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Sumter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.