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Sumter is a city in Sumter County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Thomas Sumter of the Revolutionary War
The latitude of Sumter is 33.920N. The longitude is -80.341W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,790.
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8% of Sumter residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumter was $16,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Sumter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sumter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $350. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Libraries in Sumter include South Sumter Branch Library, Sumter County Library, West Sumter Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sumter include Sumter Item
TV stations in Sumter include WBHQ, WRJA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRJA-FM.
Sumter County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumter political report.
The average commute time for Sumter workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sumter between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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