The City of Sumner is located in north central Pierce County, approximately 40 miles south of Seattle and 15 miles east of Tacoma, at the intersection of the Puyallup and White River.  The City of Sumner, established in 1891, has grown from 531 residents in the year 1900 (US Census) to 10,093 residents as of 2017. Sumner commercial and industrial districts currently support nearly 14,000 jobs. The City encompasses 4,600 acres or 7.2 square miles.  It has a designated urban service area/urban growth area of approximately 2,000 acres or 3.1 square miles.

Population

Year 2017: 10,093 (Census Bureau)

Males: 46.7%, Females: 53.3%

Median resident age: 36.4 years (Washington State is 37.7)

Ethnicity in Sumner:

  • Caucasian 76.4%
  • Hispanic 9.9%
  • Two or more races 9.5%
  • Asian 2.5%

For population 25 years and over:

  • High school or higher 92.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree 5.5%
  • Unemployed 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

 For population 15 years and over:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

Housing

Median household income: $60,068 (2016)
Median house/condo value: $265,974 (2016)
Median gross rent: $1,047 (2016)

Geography

Elevation: 70 feet
County: Pierce
Land area: 7.2 square miles
Zip codes: 98390
Latitude: 47.21 N, Longitude: 122.24 W
Area code: 253

Industry/Employment

Industries providing employment (2016):

  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale Trade (8%)

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,644 (+86.3%) Workers who live and work in this city: 817 (17.1%)

Region

Puyallup  4.5 miles, pop. 41,000

Bonney Lake  4.9 miles, pop. 20,675

Algona  7 miles, pop. 3,185

Pacific  7 miles, pop. 7,184

Auburn  7.8 miles, pop. 80,776

Edgewood  6.2 miles, pop. 11,218

Orting  8.3 miles, pop. 7,983

Federal Way  10.3 miles, pop. 96,690

Tacoma  11.3 miles, pop. 213,418

Seattle  29.8 miles, pop. 724,745

Bellevue  32.5 miles, pop. 144,444