Sumter demographics profile

StatisticSumterSouth CarolinaNational
Population40,7604,834,605318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,25314891
Median age34.738.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%56%55%
Speak English93%93%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Sumter, SC has a population of 40,760 and is the 1,012th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,253 per sq mi which is 749% higher than the South Carolina average and 1282% higher than the national average. The median age in Sumter is 35 which is approximately 11% lower than the South Carolina average of 39. In Sumter, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 62% of Sumter residents were born in South Carolina, 33% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Sumter is 749% higher than South Carolina.
  • The median age in Sumter is 11% lower than South Carolina.
  • In Sumter 47.72% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Sumter 47.27% of the population is African American.
  • In Sumter 1.63% of the population is Asian.

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Sumter population breakdown by race

RaceSumterSouth CarolinaNational
Caucasian47.72%67.27%73.35%
African American47.27%27.35%12.63%
Asian1.63%1.42%5.22%
American Indian0.14%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race2.46%2.07%3.06%
Other race0.79%1.51%4.75%
In Sumter, 3.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Sumter, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).