When visiting Sumter, you find yourself in a city of approximately 42,000 citizens who love living here. You may even decide to call Sumter home, as so many of our citizens have chosen to do through relocation, retirement or assignments.
Sumter County's approximately 107,000 citizens arrived through heritage, Shaw Air Force Base, a large industrial base, and retirees looking for a pleasing year-round climate and convenient location to all the Carolinas have to offer. Sumter is centrally located, only a 90 minute drive to the state's beautiful beaches and a short three-hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sumter is the 8th largest city in South Carolina and truly is in the middle of everything!