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Welcome to Sumter County ...

Time Zone: Sumter County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bushnell is the Seat for Sumter County.

Sumter County was founded January 8, 1853 and was created by taking area from Marion County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Sumter had a population of 133,772 people. This is an increase of 43.19% since the last Census (which gave a population of 93,420 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sumter represented 0.5% of the total population of Florida.

Below are some of the communities located in Sumter County:

  • Bushnell
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Center Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Coleman
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
  • Webster
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster is located in Sumter County (FL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster <2>
  • Wildwood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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