Sumter, SC Population

Population: 39,643. Estimated population in July 2020: 39,679 (+0.1% change)
Males: 18,693 (47.2%), Females: 20,950 (52.8%)

Sumter County

Zip codes: 29150, 29153, 29154.

Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $31,590
Median house value: $79,900

Races in Sumter:

  • White Non-Hispanic (48.7%)
  • Black (46.3%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (10.0%), English (8.2%), German (7.1%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (2.0%).

Elevation: 169 feet

Land area: 26.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sumter

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sumter city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.7% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -3,507 (-8.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sumter:

  • TUOMEY (129 N WASHINGTON ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sumter:

  • CLARENDON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; MANNING, SC)
  • KERSHAW COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; CAMDEN, SC)
  • CAROLINA PINES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; HARTSVILLE, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sumter:

  • SHAW AFB (about 8 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 30 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sumter:

  • SUMTER (about 4 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SMS)
  • LEE COUNTY (about 23 miles; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: 52J)
  • SANTEE COOPER REGIONAL (about 27 miles; MANNING, SC; Abbreviation: MNI)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Sumter:

  • CENTRAL CAROLINA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,429; Location: 506 N GUIGNARD DR; Public; Website: www.sum.tec.sc.us)
  • MORRIS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 927; Location: 100 WEST COLLEGE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.morris.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SUMTER (Full-time enrollment: 782; Location: 200 MILLER RD; Public; Website: WWW.USCSUMTER.EDU)
  • SUMTER BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 42; Location: 921 CAROLINA AVE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sumter:

  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 45 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 46 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 68 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)

Schools

Public high schools in Sumter:

  • SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,523; Location: 2580 MCCRAY’S MILL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CRESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,358; Location: 2000 OSWEGO ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,196; Location: 350 OLD MANNING ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SUMTER COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 2612 MCCRAYS MILL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Sumter:

  • WILSON HALL (Students: 698; Location: 2801 S WISE DR; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sumter:

  • FURMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,018; Location: 3400 BETHEL CHURCH RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POCALLA SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 924; Location: 2060 BETHEL CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BATES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 833; Location: ESTATE DRIVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ALICE DRIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 803; Location: 40 MILLER ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OAKLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 673; Location: 5415 OAKLAND DRIVE; Grades: PK – 01)
  • MILLWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 672; Location: PINEWOOD RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CROSSWELL DRIVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 668; Location: CROSSWELL DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEMIRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 653; Location: FULTON ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ALICE DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 651; Location: 251 ALICE DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KINGSBURY ELEMENTARY (Students: 644; Location: KINGSBURY ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Sumter:

  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 11 SOUTH MAGNOLIA ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • GRACE BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN DAY (Students: 91; Location: 219 W CALHOUN ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • DISCOVERY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 87; Location: PO BOX 1947; Grades: 1 – 11)
  • BETHEL CHILD CARE LEARNING CEN (Students: 70; Location: 2401 BETHEL CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BEREA JR. ACADEMY (Students: 42; Location: 675 S. LAFAYETTE BLVD.; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Sumter:

  • SUMTER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $983,196; Location: 111 N. HARVIN STREET; 159,235 books; 14,756 audio materials; 2,122 video materials; 365 serial subscriptions)

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