Sumter County, SC

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2022 Population
105,199
0.32% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
0.545% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
9.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,970
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,300
13.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,030
1.21% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sumter County, SC had a population of 105k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $53,970. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sumter County, SC declined from 105,537 to 105,199, a −0.32% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,040 to $53,970, a 10.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sumter County, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), Other (Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Sumter County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Sumter County, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sumter County, SC are Central Carolina Technical College (635 degrees awarded in 2022), University of South Carolina-Sumter (175 degrees), and Morris College (76 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sumter County, SC was $146,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.1%.

Most people in Sumter County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sumter County, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sumter County, SC is home to a population of 105k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.78% of Sumter County, SC residents were born outside of the country (2.93k people).

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (48k people) in Sumter County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Sumter County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sumter County, SC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sumter County, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    48k ± 869
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.7k ± 329
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.99k ± 903
4.29%
Hispanic Population
4.52k people

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (48k people) in Sumter County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.7k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.29% of the people in Sumter County, SC are hispanic (4.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sumter County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.93k people
2.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.15k people

As of 2022, 2.78% of Sumter County, SC residents (2.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sumter County, SC was 2.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,827 ± 500
  2. Vietnam
    2,354 ± 333
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,714 ± 333

Sumter County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sumter County, SC employs 42k people. The largest industries in Sumter County, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,554 people), Manufacturing (6,523 people), and Retail Trade (4,519 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,462), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,675), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,384).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42k
2022 Value
± 1,886
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 6.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sumter County, SC declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 42.5k employees to 42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sumter County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,297 people), Production Occupations (4,258 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sumter County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42k
2022 Value
± 1,886
−1.21%
1 Year decline
± 6.27%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sumter County, SC declined at a rate of −1.21%, from 42.5k employees to 42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sumter County, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,554 people), Manufacturing (6,523 people), and Retail Trade (4,519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sumter County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Sumter County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,280
Median earning men ± $2,929
$32,471
Median earning women ± $2,335

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,829), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,880), and Wholesale Trade ($50,991).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,400), Information ($48,895), and Public Administration ($42,765).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 705
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 452
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 452
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sumter County, SC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.726%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sumter County, SC awarded 886 degrees. The student population of Sumter County, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,833 male students and 3,402 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sumter County, SC are White (439 and 49.7%), followed by Black or African American (364 and 41.2%), Hispanic or Latino (31 and 3.51%), and Two or More Races (27 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Sumter County, SC by number of degrees awarded are Central Carolina Technical College (635 and 71.7%), University of South Carolina-Sumter (175 and 19.8%), and Morris College (76 and 8.58%).

The most popular majors in Sumter County, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (293 and 33.1%), Registered Nursing (109 and 12.3%), and Other Electromechanical, Instrumentation, & Maintenance Technology (41 and 4.63%).

The median tuition cost in Sumter County, SC for private four year colleges is $14,198.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Sumter County, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 51.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,235 (35% men and 65% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,235 students enrolled in Sumter County, SC, 35% men and 65% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,408 records, of which 60.6% were women and 39.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 286 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sumter County, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 286 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sumter County, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 635 degrees awarded
  2. 175 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Carolina Technical College with 635 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 331 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sumter County, SC, which is 0.596 times less than the 555 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 439 degrees mean that there were 1.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 364 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,198) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sumter County, SC was $146,300 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,200 to $146,300, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sumter County, SC is 66.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sumter County, SC have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sumter County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sumter County, SC is $53,970. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sumter County, SC was Census Tract 17.01 with a value of $88,088, followed by Census Tract 9.02 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $72,639 and $68,481.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sumter County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.68%.

Property

$146,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,098
$27,028
Median Property Taxes
±$1,316

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sumter County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.1% of the housing units in Sumter County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17.01
  2. Census Tract 9.02
  3. Census Tract 2.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sumter County, SC was Census Tract 17.01 with a value of $88,088, followed by Census Tract 9.02 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $72,639 and $68,481.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sumter County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,970
Median Household Income
± $2,035
40.9k
Number of Households
± 1,706

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.9k households in Sumter County, SC grew to $53,970 from the previous year's value of $49,040.

The following chart displays the households in Sumter County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sumter County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.64%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.98%)

In 2022, 85.3% of workers in Sumter County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.64%) and those who worked at home (3.98%).

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sumter County, SC have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Sumter County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sumter County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sumter County, SC (16.8k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sumter County, SC is Black, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 27.6% of the children was living in poverty in Sumter County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 621 in Sumter County, SC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 282 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Sumter County, SC has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 9.48% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 6.9% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sumter County, SC see 1976 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (2010 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2045 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 677 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,976 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sumter County, SC

Primary care physicians in Sumter County, SC see an average of 1,976 patients per year. This represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (2,010 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sumter County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
9.48%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
6.9%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sumter County, SC declined by 4.85% from 11.4% to 10.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.8 in Sumter County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.8% in Sumter County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.5% in Sumter County, SC.

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