Around 121,228 personal and commercial vehicles consider the roads of Sumter County their home. This figure constitutes around 0.67% of all the registered vehicles in Florida.
Roughly 75% of adult drivers in Sumter County travel to and from work by themselves, and 1 in 3 of those commutes takes more than half an hour to complete.
An estimate of 20% of the drivers in Florida are uninsured, and about 24,000 vehicles in Sumter County alone could be uninsured or underinsured.
Nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Sumter County is reported as a hit-and-run.
Automobile fatalities in Sumter County statistically occur at a rate of 14.58 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: roughly 18 fatal crashes yearly.
In 2021, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported 2,000 crashes in Sumter County, with 31 reported as fatal crashes resulting in 34 deaths (including 3 motorcyclists). Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Sumter County in an estimated 13% of all driving fatalities.
To receive advice about auto insurance and to find affordable car insurance in Sumter County, contact a Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent licensed in the state of Florida.
Similar to most of Florida, Sumter County’s 81,923 housing unit market is mostly made up of Homeowners, at nearly 90%, against 10% for Renters. Sumter County’s owner-occupied rate is the highest across Florida. Looking at Sumter County’s neighbors, Citrus County has the 2nd-highest owner-occupied rate, at nearly 82%, while Polk County reports the lowest, at around 69%. Statewide, Miami-Dade has the lowest-owner occupied rate of51%. The average owner-occupied rate in the entire state of Florida is 65%.
Around 11% of housing units in Sumter County experience housing problems. Some of these are plumbing problems, kitchen issues, and overcrowding. In around 25% of homes, residents spend more than half of their income on housing alone.
Sumter County has the lowest figure among its nearby counties in terms of proper health insurance, with over 13% of adults uninsured — lower than the Florida state average of 19%. Looking at Sumter County’s neighbors, Marion County has the highest rate of uninsured adults, with about 21%, followed by Polk County and Hernando County, with almost 19%. In the entire state of Florida, the highest uninsured adult rate is observed in Hendry County, with 35%, while St. Johns County reports the lowest rate at just under 13%.
Nearly 17% (almost 24,000) of the Sumter County residents report health problems.
23% of the Sumter County’s adult population does not engage in regular physical exercise activities, contributing to 29% of the residents being obese (with a BMI of 30 or more) — which is higher than the Florida average of 27%. Sumter County’s obesity rate is the lowest among its nearby counties, with Polk County holding the highest obesity rate at roughly 37%, followed by Marion County, where 33% of adults are considered obese
In 2022, there were 14 health insurers in Sumter County that provided affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance on the Florida health marketplace.
Explore your insurance needs with a state-licensed Florida health insurance professional with access to various health insurance plans available in Sumter County. Offerings of health insurance coverage and its pricing may differ between zip codes.
A Florida health insurance agent: analyzes your needs and restrictions, researches the locally available plans that fit your needs, provides you with the available options of coverage, and explains how the differences between the options affect you once you start using each insurance product. The agent assists you with the application process and at any time you need to make a change to the policy or shop for replacement coverage.
Sumter County has the longest average life expectancy among its nearby counties, with approximately 80.4 years — close to the Florida state average of 80.1 years. Looking at Sumter County’s neighbors, the second-longest life span is observed in Lake County, with 78.9 years, while the shortest is in Citrus County, with 75.7 years. Compared to the entire state of Florida, Collier County has the longest expected life span, with over 86 years, while the shortest life span is seen in Union County at under 69 years old.
Almost 84,000 seniors (65 and older) resided in Sumter County in 2022.
Sumter County’s average funeral cost is around $4,700, which is less expensive than the Florida state average of $5,900, and is also more affordable than its neighboring counties like Hernando County’s $7,500 average and Marion County’s $6,500, both of which are reported as the highest average funeral cost in the region. These prices already typically include basic service fees, casket, embalming, transportation, viewing, and burial.
Statewide, Collier County tends to have the most expensive funerals at about $9,600, while Putnam County and DeSoto County have the lowest, both closer to $4,600.
Commercial insurance differs between each of the over 2.1 thousand business establishments in Sumter County. The three largest job-creating sectors, accounting for nearly 57% of all employment in the county in 2020 were: