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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,703

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 202

Female householder, no husband present : 1,347

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,902

Householder not living alone : 180


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 12

Male householder and female partner : 65

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 78

All other households : 5,179


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,487

Renter-occupied housing units : 216

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 123

Renter-occupied housing units : 79

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 697

Renter-occupied housing units : 650

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,218

Renter-occupied housing units : 864


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 1,343

$10,000 to $14,999 : 798

$15,000 to $19,999 : 454

$20,000 to $24,999 : 423

$25,000 to $29,999 : 346

$30,000 to $34,999 : 319

$35,000 to $39,999 : 238

$40,000 to $44,999 : 318

$45,000 to $49,999 : 207

$50,000 to $59,999 : 154

$60,000 to $74,999 : 127

$75,000 to $99,999 : 277

$100,000 to $124,999 : 175

$125,000 to $149,999 : 48

$150,000 to $199,999 : 69

$200,000 or more : 38


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Total : 7,181


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Occupied : 5,334

Vacant : 1,847


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later : 94

Built 2000 to 2004 : 184

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,326

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,390

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,479

Built 1960 to 1969 : 922

Built 1950 to 1959 : 820

Built 1940 to 1949 : 324

Built 1939 or earlier : 642


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Utility gas : 649

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,512

Electricity : 2,828

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 26

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 308

Solar energy : 11

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Less than $10,000 : 468

$10,000 to $14,999 : 130

$15,000 to $19,999 : 203

$20,000 to $24,999 : 100

$25,000 to $29,999 : 93

$30,000 to $34,999 : 261

$35,000 to $39,999 : 67

$40,000 to $49,999 : 266

$50,000 to $59,999 : 357

$60,000 to $69,999 : 131

$70,000 to $79,999 : 141

$80,000 to $89,999 : 345

$90,000 to $99,999 : 112

$100,000 to $124,999 : 266

$125,000 to $149,999 : 173

$150,000 to $174,999 : 117

$175,000 to $199,999 : 75

$200,000 to $249,999 : 125

$250,000 to $299,999 : 27

$300,000 to $399,999 : 10

$400,000 to $499,999 : 2

$500,000 to $749,999 : 16

$750,000 to $999,999 : 9

$1,000,000 or more : 31


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 13

Home equity loan only : 78

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,091

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,343


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Sumter County, Alabama)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $54,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $52,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $49,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $55,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $84,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $38,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $80,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $77,400


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Sumter County, Alabama: 60.1%

Percentage of Family Households in Alabama: 67.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Sumter County, Alabama

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 3 3 $383,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $383,000
2000        
  Single Family 5 5 $195,490
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $195,490
2001        
  Single Family 3 3 $346,600
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $346,600
2002        
  Single Family 2 2 $231,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $231,000
2003        
  Single Family 4 4 $526,907
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 12 $595,000
  Total

5 16 $1,121,907
2004        
  Single Family 3 3 $534,067
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $534,067
2005        
  Single Family 1 1 $57,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $57,000
2006        
  Single Family 5 5 $757,950
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $757,950


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Sumter County, AL): $18,911
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alabama): $34,135


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Sumter County): $40,700
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alabama): $76,700


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Sumter County, Alabama

Utility Gas: 20.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 36.8%
Electricity: 39.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.1%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Sumter County, Alabama

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 18.25%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 76.46%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 5.29%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Sumter County): $298
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alabama): $447
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Sumter County): $509


(updated 2010)



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