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Sumner, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sumner had a population of 3,283 as of July 1, 2016. Sumner ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sumner is located at latitude 38.7155 and longitude -87.8667 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumner (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 456 feet.

The City of Sumner (GNIS ID: 2396003) 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 City of Sumner is located within Township of Christy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence 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, 2016.

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Sumner, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,283
Population in Households 903
Population in Familes 736
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,380
Population Density1 2,392
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $58,051
Average Home Value $83,922


Median Household Income $37,386
Average Household Income $45,564
Per Capita Income $11,448
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.06%
Households 0.99% 0.28%
Families 1.65% 0.17%
Median Household Income   -0.6%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sumner, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumner to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 423 69th
Population Density1 # 197 86th
Diversity Index2 # 60 96th
Median Household Income # 1214 11th
Per Capita Income # 1366 0th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.