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Sumter County, AL&

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0.42% decline
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Median Household Income
4.75% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
1.92% decline
Median Property Value
0.69% growth

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The economy of Sumter County, AL employs 4,331 people. The economy of Sumter County, AL is specialized in Utilities; Educational Services; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 2.88; 1.8; and 1.66 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sumter County, AL are Educational Services (725), Healthcare & Social Assistance (721), and Manufacturing (577), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($52,917), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($43,333), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,083).

Median household income in Sumter County, AL is $20,428. Males in Sumter County, AL have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $31,642. The income inequality of Sumter County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.411 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Sumter County, AL. In Sumter County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,309. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.


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Sumter County, AL is home to a population of 13,285 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sumter County, AL is composed of 9,520 Black residents (71.7%), 3,265 White residents (24.6%), 375 Asian residents (2.82%), 45 Two+ residents (0.34%), and 41 Native residents (0.31%). The most common foreign languages in Sumter County, AL are Chinese (171 speakers), Spanish (71 speakers), and African Languages (24 speakers), but compared to other places, Sumter County, AL has a relative high number of Chinese (171 speakers), Thai (4 speakers), and African Languages (24 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sumter County, AL awarded 949 degrees. The student population of Sumter County, AL is skewed towards females, with 218 male students and 731 female students. Most students in Sumter County, AL are White (499 and 52.6%), followed by Black or African American (357 and 37.6%), Unknown (30 and 3.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.05%). The largest universities in Sumter County, AL by number of graduates are University of West Alabama (949 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sumter County, AL are Adult & Continuing Education (164 and 17.3%), School Counseling & Guidance Services (109 and 11.5%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (82 and 8.64%). The median tuition costs in Sumter County, AL are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,286 and $14,572 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sumter County, AL is $73,400, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $72,900 to $73,400, a 0.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Sumter County, AL is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sumter County, AL have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sumter County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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