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

The community of Americus is the Seat for Sumter County.

Sumter County was founded in 1831 and was created by taking area from LeeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sumter had a population of 32,084 people. This is a decrease of 3.36% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,200 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sumter represented 0.41% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,819-1.15%+2.29% since 2009
200932,084-3.36%-0.69% since 2008
200832,307-2.69%-0.78% since 2007
200033,200The Last Census

More information can be found on the Sumter County Census Page for Sumter County.


Below are some of the communities located in Sumter County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Sumter County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Americus   16,30417,0134.17% decrease  
Plains   5996375.97% decrease  
Leslie   4274556.15% decrease  
Andersonville   3303310.3% decrease  
De Soto   2022145.61% decrease  

Websites for Sumter County

Official Website:   www.sumter-ga.com/

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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