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Encyclopedia > Sumner, Washington

Sumner is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,504. Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Sumner was officially incorporated on February 7, 1891. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Location of Sumner, Washington

Sumner is located at 47°12'21" North, 122°14'9" West (47.205823, -122.235803)1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.4 km² (6.7 mi²). 17.3 km² (6.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,504 people, 3,517 households, and 2,215 families residing in the city. The population density is 490.8/km² (1,271.0/mi²). There are 3,689 housing units at an average density of 212.9/km² (551.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.32% White, 0.93% African American, 1.41% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. 5.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 3,517 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.98. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $38,598, and the median income for a family is $42,602. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $29,221 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,696. 8.5% of the population and 4.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

  • City of Sumner (http://www.ci.sumner.wa.us/)
  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=47.205823_N_-122.235803_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from MapQuest  (http://mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=47.205823&longitude=-122.235803&zoom=6) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=47.205823,-122.235803&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from TopoZone  (http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=47.205823&lon=-122.235803&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
    • Aerial image or topographic map from TerraServer-USA (http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?s=14&lon=-122.235803&lat=47.205823&w=2)
    • Satellite image from Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=47.205823,-122.235803&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Sumner, Washington - definition of Sumner, Washington in Encyclopedia (393 words)
Sumner is a city located in Pierce County, Washington.
Sumner was officially incorporated on February 7, 1891.
Sumner is located at 47°12'21" North, 122°14'9" West (47.205823, -122.235803)
History of Sumner, Washington (800 words)
Sumner was incorporated at a special election held on January 27, 1891 and George H. Ryan was the first Mayor of Sumner.
Sumner may have been named after Thomas Sumner, the father-in-law of Ezra Meeker, a famous pioneer and Puyallup's first mayor; or after U.S. Sen. Charles Sumner, a famous anti-slavery politician from Massachusetts during the Civil War era; or even after a woman who served as a deputy in the local post office.
the Spirit of Sumner: (A-Z History of Sumner) A Primer was commissioned by the Sumner School District for The Spirit of Sumner, an arts education project of the City of Sumner and Sumner School District.
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