Historic house on Sumner AvenueeThe 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 over 9,400 residents as of 2010. Sumner commercial and industrial districts currently support nearly 9,000 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.

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Population

Year 2014: 9,677
Males: 46.7%, Females: 53.3%

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

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%)
Median resident age: 36.4 years (Washington State is 37.7)
Median household income: $60,068 (2016)
Median house/condo value: $265,974 (2016)
Median gross rent: $1,047 (2016)

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%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Federal Way (10.3 miles, pop. 83,259).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle  (29.8 miles, pop. 563,374).

Nearest communities: Edgewood, Pacific, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Algona, Lakeland South, Milton, Auburn

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1996: 32 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1998: 100 buildings, average cost: $73,200
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $84,500
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2001: 80 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2002: 81 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2003: 90 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2004: 100 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 2005: 101 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 2006: 42 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost $192,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost $256,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost $232,500
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost $198,200
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost $181,400
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost $291,200
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost $216,800