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Time Zone: Sumner County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Gallatin is the Seat for Sumner County.

Sumner County was founded in 1786 and was created by taking area from DavidsonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sumner had a population of 158,759 people. This is an increase of 21.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 130,449 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sumner represented 2.29% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010160,645+23.15%+1.19% since 2009
2009158,759+21.7%+1.96% since 2008
2008155,704+19.36%+2.05% since 2007
2007152,578+16.96% 
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2000130,449The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Hendersonville   48,33240,62018.99% increase  
Gallatin   30,50423,23031.31% increase  
Portland   11,3918,45834.68% increase  
Westmoreland   2,2362,0936.83% increase  
Mitchellville   2082070.48% increase  

Websites for Sumner County

Official Website:   www.sumnertn.org/

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<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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