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Sumter County, South Carolina

US county information
NameSumter County
StateSouth Carolina
SeatSumter
US Area
Total Area782 sq mi (2025.4 km2)
Land Area765 sq mi (1981.4 km2)
Water Area17 sq mi (44 km2)
Population105517 (2005 Estimate) (2000)
Density61/km2 (158/sq mi)
Founded1798

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Sumter County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It and its county seat of Sumter are named for Revolutionary War General Thomas Sumter. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 104,646. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 105,517. It is included in the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It is the home of Shaw AFB, part of the 20th Fighter Wing & 9th Air Force Headquarters under the ACC.


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