Sumter County, South Carolina

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Sumter County
Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter
Sumter County Courthouse, Sumter
Map of South Carolina highlighting Sumter County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°55′N 80°23′W / 33.92°N 80.38°W / 33.92; -80.38
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1800
Named forThomas Sumter
SeatSumter
Largest citySumter
Area
 • Total682 sq mi (1,770 km2)
 • Land665 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  2.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
107,480
 • Density162/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 6th
Websitewww.sumtercountysc.org

Sumter County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,456.[1] Its county seat is Sumter.[2] The county was created in 1800.[3]

It is the home of Shaw AFB, headquarters to the 9th Air Force, AFCENT, United States Army Central. It is one of largest bases in the USAF's Air Combat Command.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 Apr 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2015.