Sumner is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 10,427 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sumner is the 86th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Sumner are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Unlike some cities, Sumner isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sumner are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sumner is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sumner who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), sales jobs (11.13%), and management occupations (9.37%).
Also of interest is that Sumner has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Sumner is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of people in Sumner who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults in Sumner have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sumner in 2018 was $34,004, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,016 for a family of four. However, Sumner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sumner is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sumner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sumner residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sumner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sumner include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Sumner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.