Latitude: 33.8944

Longitude: -80.3356

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South Sumter, South Carolina

The selectable images and pictures further below illustrate information related to South Sumter, South Carolina. South Sumter is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 3,365 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Sumter, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.


South Sumter is located at (33.894445, -80.335583).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all of it land.


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As of the census of 2000, there were 3,365 people, 1,196 households, and 851 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,266.0 people per square mile (488.4/km²). There were 1,395 housing units at an average density of 524.9/sq mi (202.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 8.95% White, 89.93% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.15% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 1,196 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 31.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,339, and the median income for a family was $24,939. Males had a median income of $26,425 versus $17,077 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,292. About 21.8% of families and 24.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 31.4% of those age 65 or over.

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WDXY (1.57 km)

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Battle of Dingle's Mill (2.07 km)

The Battle of Dingle's Mill was an American Civil War battle that took place near Sumterville, Sumter County, South Carolina. Background Major General Quincy A. Gillmore ordered a provisional division assembled under the command of Brigadier General Edward E. Potter. Potter was ordered to destroy the railroads in the area between Florence, Sumter, and Camden. The importance of the mission was pointedly made by Sherman's statement that "Those cars and locomotives should be destroyed if to do it costs you 500 men.

St. Francis Xavier High School (Sumter, South Carolina) (3.42 km)

St. Francis Xavier High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Sumter, South Carolina. It is run independent of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston. Background St. Francis Xavier High School opened in 1997 after just a few months of planning. It opened just months after the announced closing of Sumter Catholic High School in 1997.

WSSC (AM) (3.99 km)

WSSC (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. WSSC is licensed to serve the community of Sumter, South Carolina, USA. The station is currently owned by Sumter Baptist Temple, Inc. and features programming from Westwood One.

Sumter, South Carolina (4.45 km)

Sumter is the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Known as the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area, the namesake county adjoins Clarendon and Lee to form the core of Sumter-Lee-Clarendon tri-county area of South Carolina, an area that includes the three counties in east central South Carolina. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population was 39,643 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census puts the city at 40,524. During the 1740s, settlers arrived to establish roots along the banks of the Wateree River.

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