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Sumner, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sumner had a population of 2,137 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Sumner is located at latitude 42.8475 and longitude -92.0916 in Bremer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sumner encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bremer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sumner are located in Bremer County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Fayette County.

The City of Sumner (GNIS ID: 468764) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sumner is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Bremer County.

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Sumner, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,137
Population in Households 2,065
Population in Familes 1,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $52,499
Average Household Income $59,364
Per Capita Income $26,160


Total Housing Units 1,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 729 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $94,210
Average Home Value $128,704


Total Households 923
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 579
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.61%
Households 0.73% 0.64%
Families 0.51% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Sumner, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sumner to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 156 85th
Population Density # 398 61st
Diversity Index # 654 35th
Median Household Income # 637 37th
Per Capita Income # 741 27th

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