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Welcome to Sumter ...

The city of Sumter is located in Sumter County<1> and is the County Seat for Sumter County.

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 boundaries of 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 total 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.

  • Manning [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manning
    • Manning [Clarendon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Sumter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,854 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manning
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manning<7>
  • Turbeville [Clarendon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
    • Turbeville [Clarendon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Sumter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turbeville<7>
  • Mayesville [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayesville
    • Mayesville [Sumter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Sumter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayesville<7>
  • Pinewood [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
    • Pinewood [Sumter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Sumter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinewood<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lynchburg [Lee County]
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      • Lynchburg [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynchburg<7>
    • Paxville [Clarendon County]
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      • Paxville [Clarendon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Sumter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxville<7>
    • Lakewood [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Cane Savannah [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane Savannah
      • Cane Savannah [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane Savannah have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane Savannah
    • Oswego [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswego
      • Oswego [Sumter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Sumter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
    • Cherryvale [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryvale
      • Cherryvale [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Sumter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryvale

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Sumter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sumter. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sumter.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sumter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sumter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sumter or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sumter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SumterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9203, Longitude: -80.3401    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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