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Sumner, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sumner had a population of 3,343 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sumner, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,343
Daytime Population: Workers 297
Daytime Population: Residents 770
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,067
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.32
Population in Households 919
Population in Familes 749
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,424
Population Density2 2,436
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $38,732
Average Household Income $48,690
Per Capita Income $11,744


Total Housing Units 422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $62,097
Average Home Value $87,207


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.05%
Households 1.01% 0.17%
Families 1.48% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.79%

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, 2017 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 # 417 70th
Population Density # 186 86th
Diversity Index # 61 96th
Median Household Income # 1223 11th
Per Capita Income # 1366 0th

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