Sumter

Total Population: 13,763

Total Caucasian Population: 25.5%

Total African American Population: 73.6%

Total Other Population: 0.9%

Total Population 18 and Over: 78.7%

Total Population 65 and Over: 15.3%

Courthouse: Livingston

Median Household Income: $25,338

Per Capita Income: $14,460

High School Graduate: 75.4%

Recent Verdicts

Employment – March 18, 2002 Palmer v. Sumter County Water Authority Plaintiff sued defendant for retaliatory discharge due to being fired after filing a worker’s compensation claim for back injuries received while working for defendant. VERDICT — $153,000 for Plaintiff ($103,000 compensatory, $50,000 punitive).