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Welcome to Sumner ...

The city of Sumner is located on Puget Sound.

Sumner is located in Pierce County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sumner has a population of 10,433 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sumner.

The community of Sumner is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sumner lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sumner lies within the (253) area code.

The ZIP codes for Sumner: 98352, 98390-98391<4>

Websites for Sumner ...

Official Website: www.ci.sumner.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sumner had an population of 10,433 people. This is an increase of 10.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sumner had a population of 9,451 people. This makes Sumner the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Sumner represents 0.14% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,451 people, the population of Sumner increased 11.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,504 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sumner ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Sumner - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sumner.

Communities near Sumner ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sumner.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Sumner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
    • Federal Way [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Sumner
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Auburn [King County]
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      • Auburn [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Sumner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Sumner
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>

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 Sumner. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sumner.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sumner. 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 Sumner.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumner. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sumner.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sumner ...

Looking for more information about Sumner? 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 Sumner, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sumner.

Adding Sumner to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sumner 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 Sumner was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sumner

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sumner on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

The official website for Sumner: www.ci.sumner.wa.us/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sumner.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sumner - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Sumner). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sumner or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sumner includes: 98352, 98390 & 98391.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sumner) 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 Sumner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SumnerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2053, Longitude: -122.2400    
<6>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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