Sumter, SC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 16,120 housing units in Sumter. This represents a 18.1% growth from 13,650 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 15,999 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 121 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Sumter is about 53.3%. Sumter's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.3%. Average household size is 2.6 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Sumter were built after 1970.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.30%
One Bedroom7.60%
Two Bedrooms30.50%
Three Bedrooms43.50%
Four Bedrooms14.80%
Five Bedrooms or more2.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.68
Median year structure was built1968
Median Value of occupied units$79,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$52,300

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.5
Median year structure was built1971
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$314

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage10.20%
Home Equity Loan7.20%
Simple Mortgage48.30%
Debt Free33.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.2%