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Sumiton is a city in Walker County, in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area. (The community straddles Walker and Jefferson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for its high elevation
The latitude of Sumiton is 33.755N. The longitude is -87.05W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,602.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sumiton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Walker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35148 ZIP code.
5% of Sumiton residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumiton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumiton was $15,032, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Sumiton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sumiton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $234. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Sumiton include Sumiton Public Library ... View libraries
Walker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumiton political report.
The average commute time for Sumiton workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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