Sumter County, Florida
Sumter County is located in East Central Florida, along with Brevard, Orange, Volusia, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. Cities in Sumter County include Bushnell, Center Hill, Coleman, Webster, and Wildwood. The county is home to over 90,000.
The largest industries in Sumter County by employment are leisure & hospitality, trade & transportation, education & health services, and public administration. Sumter County major private employers are The Villages, T&D Concrete, Villages Regional Medical Center, Wal-Mart, and Sumter Electric Cooperative. Major public employers include Coleman Federal Prison, Sumter District Schools, Sumter Correctional Institute, Sumter County Government, and Lake Sumter Community College.
Known as "Hog County" for its large pig population, Sumter is historically a largely rural county. Sumter is number eighteen among Florida counties for number of cattle and calves. In the southern end of the county, near Webster, cucumbers, eggplants and peppers are grown for commercial sale. Near the unincorporated community of Oxford in the north, tomatoes and watermelons are the more popular crops.
The county is known to the Census Bureau as The Villages Micropolitan Statistical Area, named after the most populous census-designated place in Sumter County. The Villages is a large, planned retirement community that spans Sumter, Lake, and Marion Counties. The community in northeast Sumter County is home to over 50,000. In addition to the retirees, The Villages also contains subdivisions for workers and their families that includes a charter school. Over 95% of residents are white caucasians.
Sumter County Florida Cities
There are 9 cities in Sumter County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Bushnell, Center Hill, Coleman, Lake Panasoffkee, Oxford, Sumterville, The Villages, Webster, Wildwood,
Sumter County has a population of approximately 101,620 people. The population increased 8.8% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Sumter County is 546.93 square miles and had a population density of 170.8 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 55,988 housing units in Sumter County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Sumter County has a 89.6% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Sumter County's medium household income in 2011 was $44,817, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
11.2% of the population in Sumter County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
- Sumter County Census Data
- University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research - Sumter County
Sumter County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Sumter County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $1,120 million, Sumter County's economic activity represents 0.18% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$0||0.0%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$80||7.1%|
Sumter County Regional Comparisons
Sumter County is located in East Central Florida. This region is responsible for 17.0% of Florida's economic activity. Sumter County represents 1.0% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
Sumter Real Estate
There are 41,447 properties in Sumter County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||350||$175,000||$124||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Residential Real Estate in Sumter County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Sumter County are classified as Residential. 350 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $66,310,900. The median sales price was $175,000. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Sumter County was $158 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $124/ft and C Class $97/ft.
Sumter Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||221||203,801|
|Sports & Entertaining||20||181,897|