Sumner, Washington

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Sumner is a city in northern Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 8,504 at the 2000 census. Nearby cities include Puyallup to the west, Auburn to the north, and Enumclaw to the east.



Sumner is located at 47°12′21″N 122°14′9″W / 47.20583°N 122.23583°W / 47.20583; -122.23583 (47.205823, -122.235803).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km²), of which, 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.45%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,504 people, 3,517 households, and 2,215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,271.0 people per square mile (490.8/km²). There were 3,689 housing units at an average density of 551.4/sq mi (212.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.97% of the population.

There were 3,517 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

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