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Sumpter is a town in Sauk County, in the Baraboo metro area.
The community was named after Fort Sumter, the target of the assault that began the Civil War
The latitude of Sumpter is 43.369N. The longitude is -89.772W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,021.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sumpter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sauk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53561 ZIP code.
41% of Sumpter residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumpter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumpter was $16,205, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Sumpter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sumpter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $795.
Sauk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumpter political report.
The average commute time for Sumpter workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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