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Sumter County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES:
From 2005-2007 there were 32,000 households in Sumter County. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Families made up 77 percent of the households in Sumter County. This figure includes both married-couple families (61 percent) and other families (16 percent). Nonfamily households made up 23 percent of all households in Sumter County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
61%
Other families
16%
People living alone
17%
Other nonfamily households
6%
Percent of households

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 83 percent of the people at least one year old living in Sumter County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 7 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 6 percent from another county in the same state, 3 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
83%
Different residence, same county
7%
Different county, same state
6%
Different state
3%
Abroad
1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 79 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 13 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Twenty-one percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Sumter County was 11,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1,200 and elementary or high school enrollment was 7,700 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 1,800.

The Educational Attainment of People in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
5%
Bachelor's degree
8%
Associate's degree
6%
Some college, no degree
21%
High school diploma or equivalency
39%
Less than high school diploma
21%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Sumter County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 21 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 11 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 17 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 33 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Sumter County were Construction, 15 percent, and Retail trade, 15 percent.

Employment by Industry in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
3%
Construction
15%
Manufacturing
9%
Wholesale trade
4%
Retail trade
15%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
6%
Information
2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
4%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
11%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
12%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
9%
Other Services (except public administration)
4%
Public administration
7%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Service occupations, 24 percent; Sales and office occupations, 22 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 21 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 20 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 11 percent. Eighty-one percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Seventy-seven percent of Sumter County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 16 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 2 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 27.4 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Sumter County was $39,387. Sixty-six percent of the households received earnings and 27 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Forty-two percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $16,128. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 14 percent of people were in poverty. Sixteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 6 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eleven percent of all families and 28 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
6%
Related children under 18 years
16%
All families
11%
Female householder families
28%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Sumter County: From 2005-2007, Sumter County had a total population of 68,000 - 31,000 (46 percent) females and 37,000 (54 percent) males. The median age was 43.5 years. Sixteen percent of the population was under 18 years and 22 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
22%
45 to 64
25%
25 to 44
31%
18 to 24
6%
Under 18
16%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 85 percent was White; 13 percent was Black or African American; 1 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 2 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Eight percent of the people in Sumter County was Hispanic. Seventy-eight percent of the people in Sumter County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Sumter County had a total of 39,000 housing units, 17 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 59 percent was in single-unit structures, 5 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 35 percent was mobile homes. Forty-nine percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Sumter County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
59%
In multi-unit structures
5%
Mobile homes
35%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Sumter County had 32,000 occupied housing units - 26,000 (79 percent) owner occupied and 6,600 (21 percent) renter occupied. Twelve percent of the households did not have telephone service and 3 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-nine percent had two vehicles and another 17 percent had three or more.

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

1.89

(X)

2.60

+/-0.05

Average family size

2.04

(X)

3.19

+/-0.09

Population 25 years and over

53,176

+/-1,478

High school graduate or higher

(X)

78.7

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

12.6

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

9,892

17.4

10.4%

+/-893

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

11,925

20.6

15.1%

+/-1,122

Foreign born

4,494

6.6

12.5%

+/-707

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

20,102

62.6

52.6%

+/-1,247

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

16,713

62.8

48.5%

+/-1,341

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

N

N

19.5%

N

Household population

60,544

+/-168

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

26,067

44.9

64.7%

+/-1,289

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

27.4

(X)

25.1

+/-3.0

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

39,387

(X)

50,007

+/-3,154

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

41,773

(X)

60,374

+/-3,594

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

20,327

(X)

26,178

+/-1,419

Families below poverty level

(X)

10.8

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

14.0

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

38,643

+/-707

Occupied housing units

32,090

83.0

88.4%

+/-829

Owner-occupied housing units

25,500

79.5

67.3%

+/-1,575

Renter-occupied housing units

6,590

20.5

32.7%

+/-1,462

Vacant housing units

6,553

17.0

11.6%

+/-1,025

Owner-occupied homes

25,500

+/-1,575

Median value (dollars)

130,400

(X)

181,800

+/-16,114

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

892

(X)

1,427

+/-75

Not mortgaged (dollars)

296

(X)

402

+/-18

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

67,942

*****

Male

36,758

54.1

49.2%

+/-408

Female

31,184

45.9

50.8%

+/-408

Median age (years)

43.5

(X)

36.4

+/-0.6

Under 5 years

2,738

4.0

6.9%

+/-235

18 years and over

56,987

83.9

75.3%

+/-3

65 years and over

15,129

22.3

12.5%

+/-363

One race

67,089

98.7

97.9%

+/-244

White

56,710

83.5

74.1%

+/-406

Black or African American

8,498

12.5

12.4%

+/-192

American Indian and Alaska Native

489

0.7

0.8%

+/-163

Asian

341

0.5

4.3%

+/-164

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0

0.1%

+/-174

Some other race

1,051

1.5

6.2%

+/-364

Two or more races

853

1.3

2.1%

+/-244

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

5,418

8.0

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.

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