Sumter County, South Carolina

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Sumter County, South Carolina
Sumter courthouse 1369.JPG
Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter
Map of South Carolina highlighting Sumter County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Thomas Sumter
Seat Sumter
Largest city Sumter
Area
 • Total 682 sq mi (1,766 km2)
 • Land 665 sq mi (1,722 km2)
 • Water 17 sq mi (44 km2), 2.44%
Population
 • (2010) 107,456
 • Density 158/sq mi (61/km²)
Congressional districts 5th, 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sumtercountysc.org

Sumter County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,456; in a 2013 census estimate, the population was at 108,123.[1] Its county seat is Sumter.[2]

Sumter County comprises the Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is the home of Shaw AFB, headquarters to the 9th Air Force, AFCENT, 3rd Army and ARCENT, with a number of other tenant units. It is one of largest bases in the USAF's Air Combat Command.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 682 square miles (1,766 km²), of which 665.07 square miles (1722.52 km²) is land and 17 square miles (43 km²) (2.44%) is water.[3] It is drained by the Black River and its tributaries.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 3,571
1810 19,054 433.6%
1820 25,269 32.6%
1830 28,277 11.9%
1840 27,892 −1.4%
1850 33,220 19.1%
1860 23,859 −28.2%
1870 25,268 5.9%
1880 37,037 46.6%
1890 43,605 17.7%
1900 51,237 17.5%
1910 38,472 −24.9%
1920 43,040 11.9%
1930 45,902 6.6%
1940 52,463 14.3%
1950 57,634 9.9%
1960 74,941 30.0%
1970 79,425 6.0%
1980 88,243 11.1%
1990 102,637 16.3%
2000 104,646 2.0%
2010 107,456 2.7%
Est. 2012 108,052 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 107,456 people, 46,079 households, and 27,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 157 people per square mile (61/km²). As of a 2012 estimate, there were 46,452 housing units at an average density of 63 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 49.4% White, 47.0% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 3.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 37,728 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.20% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 20.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,278, and the median income for a family was $38,970. Males had a median income of $28,083 versus $21,162 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,657. About 13.10% of families and 16.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.60% of those under age 18 and 17.40% of those age 65 or over.

Statue of Thomas Sumter on the courthouse lawn in Sumter

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 Apr 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Sumter, the name of four counties in the United States. I. An E. county of South Carolina". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 33°55′N 80°23′W / 33.92°N 80.38°W / 33.92; -80.38