Sumter County

Sumter County was created in 1831 from lands formerly part of Lee County. It is named for General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina, a soldier of the Revolution and the earlier French and Indian War. The name Americus, the county seat, is a Latin term referring to "western hemisphere."

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 295, Americus GA 31709-0295
Telephone 229.928.4500
Fax 229.928.4503

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Sumter County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 32449 (State Rank: 53)
Incorporated Millage Rage 34.688
Unincorporated Millage Rate 11.79
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 17.533
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 52.221
Total Unincorporated 29.323


County Officials