Sumter, South Carolina 

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Population

40,816

3% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$39,072

Avg. Home Price

$88,600

Best Places to Live in Sumter, South Carolina

Military town - East-central South Carolina, 45 miles east of Columbia
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Central location
Cons
-Crime
-Economy
-Hot, humid summers

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What Bert Has To Say About Sumter Metro Area

Sumter, in the center of the state, is a small typically Southern town and county seat. Shaw Air Force Base and agriculture are the economic mainstays, but recent employment statistics and projections are weak. Downtown is nondescript but tidy with small areas of attractive housing mainly to the north.


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Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: South Carolina
County: Sumter County
Metro Area: Sumter Metro Area
City: Sumter
Zip Codes: 29150 29154 29153 29152
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sumter is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sumter jobs have increased by 0.75%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sumter's cost of living is 20.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sumter's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sumter's population is 40,816 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.69%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sumter is $88,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.65%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sumter public schools spend $9,137 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Sumter. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sumter

It's a good time to buy in Sumter. Home Appreciation is up 3.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Sumter Real Estate.

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Reviews for Sumter    10 Reviews
Could be worse - 8/29/2016
Sumter could be worse, but I have yet to find it. I lived there from 99-16. Forced because I didn't want my children to be without their father. Worst place I have... (Read More)

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Great place for families - 11/29/2011
We are a transplanted military family who always intended on retiring in Florida when we retired from the Air Force. We enjoy the small town feeling of Sumter and have... (Read More)

We are proud to call Sumter, South Carolina our ho - 11/16/2011
My husband and I have been stationed here for over 6 years now and? we love it. We enjoy the outdoors so there's always something to do around the area. It's the only... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
29150 29154 29153 29152