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Sumner, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Town of Sumner had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sumner is located at latitude 33.9693 and longitude -90.3693 in Tallahatchie County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sumner (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tallahatchie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Sumner (GNIS ID: 2406688) 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.

The Town of Sumner is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tallahatchie 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, 2017.

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Sumner, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 285
Daytime Population: Workers 459
Daytime Population: Residents 192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 651
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.28
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 231
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 518
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $23,728
Average Household Income $35,646
Per Capita Income $13,108


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $66,304
Average Home Value $80,970


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.41% -1.59%
Households -1.25% -1.62%
Families -2.51% -1.68%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Sumner, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumner to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 315 13th
Population Density # 165 55th
Diversity Index # 220 39th
Median Household Income # 322 11th
Per Capita Income # 331 9th

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