Sumter County is located in south-central Georgia. The County Seat is Americus and the largest city is Americus. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sumtercountyga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 31,232 and the 2010 census population was 32,817. The land area is 482.70 square miles and there are 68 persons per square mile.
44.3% of the population is White, 52.5% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 76.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $90,300, there are 11,493 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,879, the median household income is $33,796, and 32.3% of the persons in Sumter County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,484. Retail sales (in $1000) were $326,121, and sales per capita were $10,016. The percentage of black-owned firms is 23.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.8%.
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