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Sumpter is a township in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named for Gen. Thomas Sumter
The latitude of Sumpter is 42.127N. The longitude is -83.485W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,856.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sumpter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48164 ZIP code.
20% of Sumpter residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sumpter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sumpter was $19,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Sumpter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sumpter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,105.
Newspapers in Sumpter include Belleville View
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sumpter political report.
The average commute time for Sumpter workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sumpter between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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