Sumter employment information

IndexSumterSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$22,141$24,222$28,555
Median household income$39,072$45,033$53,482
Median income owner occupied$53,750$55,527$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,756$27,328$33,219
Median earnings male$32,397$31,966$36,116
Median earnings female$20,534$22,711$25,692
Unemployment rate8.1%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level21.3%18.3%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Sumter is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sumter is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sumter is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sumter is 36% higher than the national average.

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Sumter median earnings by income bracket

Sumter employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%0.1%
Manufacturing sector15.9%0.8%
Financial & insurance services1.9%3.2%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%10.0%
Public administration16.0%7.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%0.4%
Education, health & social services10.2%40.9%
Other24.4%25.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Boykin, SC114$100,90989%
Oswego, SC62$93,75075%
Stateburg, SC1,615$82,38654%
Dalzell, SC4,504$52,1612%
Lakewood, SC2,942$51,3244%
Sumter, SC40,819$39,07227%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Meridian, MS40,809$29,53145%
Quincy, IL40,782$40,88624%
Streamwood, IL40,746$72,72036%
Warren, OH40,925$29,24945%
Covington, KY40,712$35,46034%
Sumter, SC40,819$39,07227%
Source: The Sumter, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.