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Sumner, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Sumner had a population of 9,449 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Sumner is located at latitude 47.2269 and longitude -122.2363 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumner (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Sumner (GNIS ID: 2412001) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sumner is located within Puyallup Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sumner population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sumner, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,449
Population in Households 9,444
Population in Familes 7,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 1,259
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 3,987
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,946 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,041 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 361 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $265,602
Average Home Value $291,864


Median Household Income $51,923
Average Household Income $63,656
Per Capita Income $26,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.36%
Households 0.03% 0.37%
Families -0.12% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sumner, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumner to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 121 81st
Population Density1 # 242 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 251 60th
Median Household Income # 331 47th
Per Capita Income # 290 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.