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Sumner is a city in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for Sen. Charles S. Sumner.

The latitude of Sumner is 47.203N. The longitude is -122.239W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,026.


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Median household income
Local
$38,598
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sumner demographic reports
Sumner is at the junction of the Puyallup and the White rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Stuck Junction
· Franklin
The first non-Native American settlers arrived in 1853, having crossed the Cascades through Naches Pass.

The community's residents voted to incorporate in 1889.

Sumner developed as an industrial and trading center for the Puyallup Valley.

Public transportation: Pierce Transit, Sounder Commuter Rail (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sumner Arts Festival - Aug. 3-4, 2007
  • Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade - April 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sumner web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sumner demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pierce County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tacoma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98372 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Sumner residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumner ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumner was $18,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Sumner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sumner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,249.


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Libraries in Sumner include Sumner Public Library ... View libraries

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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumner political report.

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The average commute time for Sumner workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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