Sumter /ˈsʌmtər/ is the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States.Known as the Sumter Metropolitan Statistical Area, the namesake county adjoins Clarendonand Lee to form the core of Sumter-Lee-Clarendon tri-county area of South Carolina, an area that includes the three counties in the east central Piedmont. The U.S. Census Bureauestimated the city's population was 39,643 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census puts the city at 40,524.
|Sumter, South Carolina|
|Nickname(s): "The Gamecock City"|
|Motto: "Uncommon Patriotism"|
Location of Sumter in South Carolina
Known as the Gamecock City, Sumter lies near the geographic center of the state of South Carolina at Columbia, the state capital, lies approximately 45 miles to the west, and Charleston is approximately 100 miles to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.3 km²), of which 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km²) (0.60%) is water. (33.926942, −80.363541). Sumter is 100 miles west of Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand and 175 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.