Sumner, WA


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Sumner is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 9,700 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sumner is the 86th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Sumner are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Sumner isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sumner are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sumner is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sumner who work in office and administrative support (11.73%), management occupations (9.36%), and sales jobs (7.89%).

In Sumner, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Sumner is a relatively small city. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Sumner citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.04% of adults 25 and older in Sumner have a college degree.

The per capita income in Sumner in 2010 was $28,097, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,388 for a family of four. However, Sumner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sumner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sumner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sumner residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sumner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sumner include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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

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