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Sumter County Profile

County Seat: Bushnell
Nearest MSA: Orlando-Kissimmee MSA & T
Largest Cities: 1 Wildwood
2 Bushnell
3 Webster
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 180
Orlando ................................... 49
Tampa ................................... 58
Jacksonville ................................... 119
Miami ................................... 233
Atlanta ................................... 377
Chicago ................................... 962
Dallas ................................... 918
New York ................................... 950
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 352
Sumter
1980: 24,272
1990: 31,577
2007: 72,246
2015(p): 117,400
2030(p): 172,100
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 70 48
July: 90 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation 53
Average Annual Rain Days 107
(2006)
In-Migration 8,739
Out-Migration 2,961
Net-Migration 5,778
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 33,909
Labor Force % of County Population 46.9
Number in County Unemployed 1,080
Unemployment Rate 3.2%
N/D = No Data Sumter Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 32,829 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Construction 10.4% 8.0%
Manufacturing 4.4% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 8.4% 20.8%
Information 0.1% 2.1%
Financial Activities 1.8% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 1.5% 17.0%
Education & Health Services N/D
Leisure & Hospitality 4.8% 11.4%
Other Services 0.9% 3.1%
Public administration 6.3% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $30,828
Construction $28,868
Education & Health Services N/D
Financial Activities $30,177
Information $49,572
Leisure & Hospitality $13,767
Manufacturing $34,840
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $27,471
Professional & Business Services $22,920
Public administration $48,760
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $24,115
Unclassified $18,718
Sumter Florida
2004 $20,847 $32,618
2005 $22,813 $34,798
2006 $24,135 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Coleman Federal Prison
Business Line: Federal Corrections
Number of Employees - 1,004

Sumter District Schools
Business Line: Public Education
Number of Employees - 815

The Villages
Business Line: Housing Construction
Number of Employees - 700

Sumter Correctional Institute
Business Line: Corrections
Number of Employees - 500

T&D Concrete
Business Line: Concrete
Number of Employees - 460

Sumter County Government
Business Line: Government
Number of Employees - 437

Villages Regional Medical Center
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees - 367

Lake Sumter Community College
Business Line: Education
Number of Employees - 365

Wal-Mart Superstore
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees - 340

Sumter Electric Cooperative
Business Line: Energy
Number of Employees - 300

Federal Interstates I-75
Federal Highways US-301
State Highways SR-44, SR-50, SR-471, Florida Turnpike
Railroads CSX Transportation
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Orlando International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 12005
General Aviation Airports Leesburg Regional, Ocala Municipal

Local Deep Water Port Tampa Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 53
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 5.4389
Schools 7.5280
Special 0.0000
Total 12.9669

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • City of Bushnell
  • SECO
  • Progress Energy


  • Telephone Companies:
  • Sprint
  • AT&T

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • City of Bushnell
  • City of Wildwood
  • Little Sumter Utilities
  • Lake Panasoffkee Water Association
  • North Sumter Utilities


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 3,732
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 710

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 1,632
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 645

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 6 215 3,657
    Secondary: 6 208 3,861
    Totals: 12 423 7,518

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • University of South Florida
  • St. Leo University
  • University of Central Florida

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Lake Sumter Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Lake County Vo-Tech Center
  • Sumter County Adult Vocational Center
  • Withlacoochee Technical Institute

  • Other Schools:
  • Excel Alternatives
  • Sumter County Adult Center
  • Exceptional Student Center

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 89.33
    Food 99.98
    Housing 81.05
    Medical Care 84.47
    Personal Goods and Services 95.99
    Transportation 95.74
    Medical Services:
  • Brooksville Regional Hospital
  • Citrus Memorial Hospital
  • Columbia Dade City Hospital
  • Leesburg Regional Medical Center
  • South Lake Hospital
  • The Villages Regional Medical Center

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Croom Wildlife Management Area
  • Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area
  • The Baird Unit (Hunting)
  • The Richloam Wildlife Management Area
  • Withlacoochee State Trail

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Cypress House
  • Dade Battlefield State Historic Site
  • Sumter County Farmers Market
  • The Florida National Cemetery
  • Veranda House

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Bushnell Fall Festival (October)
  • Dade Battle Reenactment (December)
  • L.P. Halloween in the Park
  • Spring Festival (March)
  • Sumter County Fair (March)
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