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-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Central location


-Hot, humid summers

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.


Quick Facts About Sumter

    The unemployment rate in Sumter is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sumter jobs have Increased by 0.99 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sumter's cost of living is 12.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Sumter's population is 40,533 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.30 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Sumter is $124,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    Sumter public schools spend $11,055 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.7 students per teacher in Sumter.

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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)
Great place for families
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)
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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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