Sumter

Sumter

Total Population: 12,427

Total Caucasian Population: 25.6%

Total African American Population: 71.4%

Total Other Population: 3%

Total Population 18 and Over: 81%

Total Population 65 and Over: 18.7%

Courthouse: Livingston

Median Household Income: $24,320

Per Capita Income: $16,799

High School Graduate: 86.7%

Bachelor Degree or Higher: 21.6%

Recent Verdicts

Employment – March 18, 2002 Palmer v. Sumter County Water Authority Plaintiff sued defendant for retaliatory discharge due to being fired after filing a worker’s compensation claim for back injuries received while working for defendant. VERDICT — $153,000 for Plaintiff ($103,000 compensatory, $50,000 punitive).