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County Profile

Incorporated: December 26, 1831

Population: 33,200

Total Area: 485.3 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Americus (County Seat)

• Andersonville
• Leslie
• Plains

Sumter County was created in 1831 from a portion of Lee County and was named for General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina, a soldier of the French and Indian Wars as well as the American Revolution.

The town of Andersonville has won a Phoenix Award for Preservation, Conservation and Beautification. The site of the infamous Civil War prison camp that bore the community's name is in nearby Macon County.

Charles Lindbergh learned to fly in Sumter County. Mr. Lindbergh bought a military surplus "Jenny" aircraft in the county and had it assembled at Southern Field. Mechanics there gave him flying lessons and saw him off on his first solo flight.

Pennington St. James, a log church built in 1927 of cypress logs and native fieldstone, was designed by Ralph Cram, who designed Calvary Episcopal Church in Americus and the Cathedral of St. John in New York City.

Americus is home to Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing around the world. It is now one of the top ten homebuilders in the country.

Other attractions in Sumter County include the newly restored Rylander Theater, the Windsor Hotel and the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum.

The National Park Service has recently completed restoration of President Carter's boyhood home in Archery, outside of Plains, and has designated it a National Historic Site.

Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States and former Governor of Georgia, is from Plains.

Festivals in Sumter County include the Andersonville Fair and the Plains Peanut Festival.

Sumter County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 485.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 66.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 23.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 49.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.64 persons compared to an average family size of 3.15 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $32,498. Per capita income grew by 4.4% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 32,084 Covered Employment 12,217
   Growth (%) since 1990 6.1%    Average wage per job $28,778
Households (2000) 12,025 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 13.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 14,420    Average wage per job $32,498
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.6 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 4.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,781    Average wage per job $33,555
Median Household Income (2008) $33,452 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 13.2%
Poverty Rate (2008) 28.7    Average wage per job $33,178
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 69.9 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 1.8%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 19.3    Average wage per job $39,815

 

 

1. AMERICUS SUMTER County
Enrollment: HIGH NORTH
Address: 101 Industrial Blvd, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 924-5914
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 363 9

2. AMERICUS SUMTER County
Enrollment: HIGH SOUTH
Address: 805 Harrold Ave, Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 924-3653
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 960
Grades: 9-12

3. AMERICUS-SUMTER PERFORMANCE LEARNING CENTER
Address: 200 Industrial Blvd, 600 Wing, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 928-8012
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

4. CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 300 Cherokee St, Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 924-3522
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 547
Grades: PK-2

5. CROSSROADS ACADEMY FOR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
Address: 200 Industrial Blvd, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 931-8500
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

6. SARAH COBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1901 Valley Dr, Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 924-4888
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 497 3-5

7. STALEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 915 N Lee St, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 924-3168
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 437
Grades: 6-8

8. SUMTER County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 438 Bumphead Rd, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 924-7835
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 778 3-5

9. SUMTER County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 439 Bumphead Rd, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 924-1010
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 710
Grades: 6-8

10. SUMTER County
Enrollment: PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 123 Learning Ln, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 924-1012
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: 919
Grades: PK-2

11. SUMTER County
Enrollment: SCHOOLS GSW EARLY COLLEGE
Address: 800 Gsw State University Dr, Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 931-2614
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

12. SUMTER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMPUS
Address: 300 Mcmath Mill Rd, Americus, GA 31719
Phone: (229) 931-5800
County: Sumter County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0


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