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Welcome to Sumiton ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Sumiton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1924.
The city was incorporated in 1952.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sumiton has a population of 2,355 people<2> (see below for details).
Sumiton is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Sumiton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sumiton lies within the (205) area code.
The ZIP code for Sumiton: 35148<4>
In the past, Sumiton was named Commercial. and Democrat. For more information about the names of Sumiton, see The Names of Sumiton on our Genealogy Page.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sumiton had an population of 2,355 people. This is a decrease of 6.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.63% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sumiton had a population of 2,520 people. This makes Sumiton the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Sumiton represents 0.05% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,520 people, the population of Sumiton decreased 5.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,665 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sumiton.
Communities near Sumiton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sumiton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sumiton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sumiton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sumiton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sumiton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumiton. See our Newspapers Page for Sumiton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sumiton ...
Looking for more information about Sumiton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sumiton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sumiton.
Adding Sumiton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sumiton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sumiton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Sumiton mentioned on a train schedule titled Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Sumiton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023