Sumner, Iowa

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Sumner is a city in Bremer County, Iowa, United States. The city is located along the county's eastern border, between Bremer and Fayette counties. The population was 2,106 at the 2000 census. The Bremer County portion of Sumner is part of the WaterlooCedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. The community is named after American political leader Charles Sumner.

Sumner is home to LifeLine Ambulance, a major manufacturer of ambulances around the country.



Sumner is located at 42°51′0″N 92°5′59″W / 42.85°N 92.09972°W / 42.85; -92.09972 (42.849969, -92.099738)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land.

Sumner is located on Iowa Highway 93.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,106 people, 888 households, and 575 families residing in the city. The population density was 833.8 people per square mile (321.4/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 368.2/sq mi (141.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.96% White, 0.19% African American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 888 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

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