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Welcome to Sumter County
 
 
County Information
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
As of the 2000 Census, the population was 53,345. The 2006 Census estimate puts its population at 68,768. Its county seat is Bushnell, Florida and the largest incorporated municipality is Wildwood, Florida. The Villages, an unincorporated community, is its most populous location. Sumter County was affected by the massive Florida tornado outbreak of February 2, 2007, and declared a state of emergency.

The Villages Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sumter County.

Cities in Sumter County include Bushnell, Center Hill, Coleman, Lake Panasoffkee, Sumterville, Oxford, The Villages, Webster and Wildwood.

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  County Demographics  
 
 
     
 
 
  As of the census of 2000, there were 53,345 people, 20,779 households, and 15,043 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km). There were 25,195 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km). The racial makeup of the county was 82.60% White, 13.78% Black or African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,779 households out of which 18.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.62.

In the county the population was spread out with 16.10% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 27.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 113.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,073, and the median income for a family was $36,999. Males had a median income of $27,346 versus $21,145 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,830. About 9.60% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over. According to The Daily Commercial, Sumter County's unemployment rate as of March 2009 is 13.2 percent.
 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
 
  County History  
 
 
     
 
 
  Sumter County was created in 1853. It was named for General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolutionary War. The county in the past, and to this day by some, is nicknamed "Hog County" most likely because it is home to a large population of wild hogs. Hog hunting is still a favorite pastime of locals in the more rural portions of the county.

Although extremely rural, in recent years Sumter County has sustained an exceptionally large increase in population, almost solely due to the expansion of The Villages retirement complex, a significant portion of which is in the county. This has dramatically changed the demographics of the county and has brought in significant income.

 

 
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

 

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