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
Named forThomas Sumter
Largest citySumter
 • Total682 sq mi (1,770 km2)
 • Land665 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  2.5%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density162/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 6th

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] Sumter County is included in Sumter, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. 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. Archived from the original on January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2015.