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Sumter, South Carolina
Welcome to Sumter ...
The pronunciation of Sumter: SUMP-tur<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sumter has a population of 39,628 people<3> (see below for details).
Sumter was established in 1845.
The community of Sumter is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sumter lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sumter is within the (803) area code.
The ZIP codes for Sumter: 29150, 29151, 29153, 29154<5>
Websites for Sumter ...
Official Website: www.sumtersc.gov/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sumter had an population of 39,628 people. This is a decrease of 2.21% since the 2010 Census.
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sumter had a population of 40,524 people (which is 37.71% of the total population of Sumter County). This makes Sumter the county's most populous community.
The population of Sumter represents 0.88% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 40,524 people, the population of Sumter increased 2.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 39,643 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sumter.
Communities Also Named Sumter ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Sumter - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota and Nebraska.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sumter.
Communities near Sumter ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sumter.
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 Sumter. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sumter.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sumter. 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 Sumter.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumter. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sumter.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sumter ...
Looking for more information about Sumter? 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 Sumter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sumter.
Adding Sumter to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sumter in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sumter was on a map titled Map of South Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sumter on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Sumter: www.sumtersc.gov/
The official website for Sumter County: www.sumtercountysc.org/
The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022