Sumter, South Carolina 

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Population

40,286

-0.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Best Places to Live in Sumter, South Carolina

Military town - East-central South Carolina, 45 miles east of Columbia. October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Sumter, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Central location
Cons
-Crime
-Economy
-Hot, humid summers

Local Listings in Sumter
 $160,000 
985 Manchester Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1606 SqFt
 $359,900 
3180 Mayflower Ln
Bed 6 | Bath 4 | 3744 SqFt
 $150,000 
18 Edwards St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2139 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: South Carolina
County: Sumter County
Metro Area: Sumter Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sumter jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sumter's cost of living is 25.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sumter's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
October, May and April are the most pleasant months in Sumter, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Sumter county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Sumter's population is 40,286 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sumter is $80,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.0%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Sumter

It's a good time to buy in Sumter. Home Appreciation is up 10.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Sumter Real Estate

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Reviews for Sumter   11 Reviews
Stay away, or get out. - 1/24/2019
About me: I lived in Sumter from birth to around 22 years old. I have since lived in many states, and currently reside in CO, and love it. I prefer towns smaller than... Read More

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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

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


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29150 29154 29153 29152

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NEW LISTINGS IN SUMTER
$160,000
985 Manchester Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$359,900
3180 Mayflower Ln
Bed 6 | Bath 4

$150,000
18 Edwards St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$175,000
1125 Oriole Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$185,000
1717 Mossberg Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$245,000
3560 Green View Pkwy
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$112,000
720 Wren St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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