|— City —|
|• Total||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Land||0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||682 ft (208 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||100|
|• Density||443.5/sq mi (171.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0735873|
Sumner is a city in Chariton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 102 at the 2010 census.
Sumner is located at .(39.656342, -93.243426)
Senator J. William Fulbright was born in Sumner on April 9, 1905.
Sumner was also the home town of Clifford Johnson, a survivor of the horrible Coconut Grove Nightclub Fire in Boston, Massachusetts. Life magazine profiled Clifford in the August 31, 1959 issue (available online.) Clifford died on December 19, 1956 in a jeep accident returning to his home from his job as a game warden.
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 102 people, 52 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 443.5 inhabitants per square mile (171.2 /km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 378.3 per square mile (146.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.
There were 52 households out of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 46.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.77.
The median age in the city was 49 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 142 people, 66 households, and 34 families residing in the town. The population density was 549.7 people per square mile (210.9/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 383.2 per square mile (147.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.18% White, 0.70% African American, 0.70% Native American, and 1.41% from two or more races.
There were 66 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 77.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $14,792, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $14,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,025. There were 30.0% of families and 32.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 51.6% of under eighteens and 13.5% of those over 64.
Sumner has an annual Goose Festival every third weekend of October. There is always royalty; Goose Festival Prince, Princess, and Queen. 2005's Goose Festival Prince was Ethan Hayes, Princess Ashlyn Jones, and Queen Ashly Lentz. Marie Milford was the 2006 Queen.
The 2007 Annual Goose Festival will occur on the 26th and 27 October.
Goose Capital of the World 
Sumner, Missouri is the "Wild Goose Capital of the World". A few miles South of Sumner is Swan Lake which attracts regular geese each fall.
Sumner also has a goose statue which is one of a kind, and the largest Goose in the world. The goose is named Maxie (which is a female), she is made of fiberglass, and is not just a monument but has rollers on the bottom of the goose, and the beak points the direction in which the wind is blowing.
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