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Moving to Sumner, Washington is a big decision

Should you move to Sumner, Washington? Is Sumner,Washington a good place to live? When determining what cities are good for your personality type, life situation, and personal preferences, there are many factors to consider including climate, cost of living, community, job opportunities, population makeup, activities, and things to do.

With data on over 50,000 cities in the United States, Dwellics makes it easy to find the best place for you to move based on your personal preferences. This page contains detailed facts and statistics to help you determine if moving to Sumner,Washington is the right decision for you.

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Cost of living in Sumner, Washington

Is it expensive to live in Sumner, Washington? When calculating the cost of living in Sumner, Washington we factor in state income tax rates, average housing rental prices, average property values, cost of living index, and more.

The cost of living in Sumner, Washington is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington, while median household income in Sumner is $63,043 which is high Analytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington.

Taxes in Sumner, Washington

The sales tax rate in Sumner, Washington is 9.3%. Last year, the average property taxes paid was 1.2% Sumner,Washington.

The state of Washington is one of the states with no state income taxes.

Housing costs in Sumner, Washington

In Sumner, Washington, 47.9% of the population owns their homes, while approximately 52.1% rent. The average cost of a single-family home in Sumner, Washington in 2021 is $493,313 which is the highestAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States and highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in Washington. The average one-bedroom apartment cost is approximately $1,318 per month.

Rental SizeMonthly CostCompared to Washington
1 Bedroom$1,318highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
2 Bedroom$1,670highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
3 Bedroom$2,388highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
4 Bedroom$2,868highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest
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Climate in Sumner, Washington

What is the climate like in Sumner, Washington? There are many important factors that may affect your personal climate preferences including average temperature and humidity, annual rainfall and snow, number of cloudy days, wind speeds, and more.

Climate comfort in Sumner, Washington

In a typical year, Sumner, Washington temperatures fall below 50F&deg for 229 days per year. Annual precipitation in Sumner is typically 40.1 inches per year (moderateAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US) and snow covers the ground 24 days per year or 6.6% of the year (lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the US). It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 8 straight days of moderate rain per year. The humidity in Sumner, Washington is below 60% for approximately 33.4 days or9.2% of the year.

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Climate Mood comfort

Sunrise and sunset times vary by region in the United States. The duration of each day and the amount of sunlight can affect people's moods in a significant way. In Sumner,Washington, the shortest day starts at 07:55 a.m. and ends at 04:18 p.m. and lasts for 8 hours 28 minutes hours. The longest day starts at 05:12 a.m. and ends at 09:08 p.m. and lasts for 15 hours 55 minutes hours.

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Is Sumner, Washington a safe place to live?

Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 41.8 to Sumner, Washington (with 100 being the best). This score helps find the safest places to live in America. When determining if Sumner, Washington is a safe place to live, we analyze factors including air quality, water quality, crime rates, natural disaster frequency, substance abuse rates, cancer instances, and more.

Crime rates in Sumner, Washington

In Sumner, Washington, violent crime rates are considered to be highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Arson crimes are highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest and property crimes, including vandalism rank highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Environmental Hazards Sumner, Washington

In Sumner, Washington, cancer instances are considered to be lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research. Substance abuse in Sumner, Washington is highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest in the United States according to our research.

Natural Disasters in Sumner, Washington

Natural Disaster CategoryProbability
EarthquakesEarthquakes in Sumnerare possible
HurricanesHurricanes inSumner are unlikely
Severe StormsSevere Storms inSumner are unlikely
TornadosTornadoes in Sumnerare unlikely
VolcanoesVolcanic hazard in Sumner is medium
WildfiresWildfires in Sumnerare very low

Smoking Laws in Sumner, Washington

Smoking is prohibited inside restaurants and bars in Sumner. Smoking inside of workplaces in Sumner is prohibited. The use of e-cigarettes is not banned. In Sumner, Washington recreational and medical marijuana use is legal.

Air & Water Quality in Sumner, Washington

Sumner, Washington has good air quality 91% of the time or 332 days per year. The water quality index calculated by Dwellics team in Sumner is 100 out of 100 (100 being the best) based on the number of acute health-based violations for every water utility in the last 5 years.

Does Sumner, Washington have good schools?

When determining if Sumner, Washington, has good schools, we analyze key factors including math proficiency, reading/language proficiency, students-per-teacher ratio, average teacher salaries, National Blue Ribbon awards, Spelling Bee and STEM/non-STEM national competitions, and more.

SchoolsNational RankingsPrivate School Enrollment
Elementary schools in SumnerRank #68.6Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 68.6 to elementary education in Sumner, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.0%
Middle schools in SumnerRank #64.6Dwellics analytics team assigned the score 64.6 to middle education in Sumner, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.4.7%
High schools in SumnerRank #63.4Dwellics analytics team assigned the score [r_high] to high education in Sumner, Washington (with 100 being the best). in the country.0%

Dwellics searched for winners of 69 nationwide competitions for school children in both STEM and non-STEM fields and found 0 winners in the Sumner, Washingtonin the last 5 years.

Elementary Schools in Sumner, Washington

There are 2 public elementary schools in Sumner, Washington. The public elementary schools inSumner are ranked #68.6 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among elementary school students, approximately 0% are enrolled at private schools in Sumner.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Sumner, Washington at the elementary level is 69.9%,and proficient in reading & language arts 69.5%.

The average salary of an elementary school teacher in Sumner is $71,732 per year. The average number of elementary school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Sumner is 21.

Middle Schools in Sumner, Washington

There are 1 public middle schools inSumner, Washington. The public middle schools in Sumner are ranked #64.6 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among middle school students, approximately 4.7% are enrolled at private schools in Sumner.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Sumner, Washington at the elementary level is 65%, and proficient in reading & language arts 71%.

The average salary of a middle school teacher in Sumner is $71,732 per year. The average number of middle school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Sumner is 20.

High Schools in Sumner, Washington

There are 1 high schools in Sumner, Washington. The public high schools in Sumner are ranked #63.4 (with 100 being the best) in the United States according to our research. Among high school students, approximately 0% are enrolled at private schools in Sumner.

The average percentage of students proficient in math in Sumner, Washington at the elementary level is 56%, and proficient in reading & language arts 85%.

The average salary of a high school teacher in Sumner is $71,732 per year. The average number of high school students assigned to a teacher’s classroom in Sumner is 22.

Infrastructure and Government in Sumner, Washington

Sumner, Washington is a small suburb in a metro area in the Pacific Time Zone.The wireless internet speeds inSumner are approximately 73 Mbps, while wired internet connections average a speed of 202 Mbps.

Transportation in Sumner, Washington

The nearest airport to Sumner is 17 miles away. The nearest coastline is 9 miles away. Compared to national averages, traffic on highways and roads in Sumner is lowAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest. The road network is highAnalytics team at Dwellics grouped locations into 5 ranges for each metric: Lowest, Low, Moderate, High, Highest.

Community Demographics in Sumner, Washington

In terms of political views, the Sumner population skews Democratic. The top religion in Sumner is Protestant. The top age group is 25-44 per census data.

Household Types in Sumner, Washington

Household TypePercentage of Population
Singles in Sumner58.3%
Married Couples in Sumner41.7%

Age Groups of People Living in Sumner, Washington

Age GroupPercentage of Population
18 to 24 year olds7.5%
25 to 44 year olds30.2%
45 to 64 year olds23.8%
65+ year olds15.3%

Race Diversity in Sumner, Washington

The Race Diversity score in Sumner, Washington is 18.Race diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

Race DiversityPercentage of Population
Latino/Hispanics13.2%
Whites83.8%
Black or African Americans1.3%
American Indian & Alaska Natives0.9%
Asians2.1%
Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Islanders1.3%
Multi6.6%
Other3.8%

The Religion of people living in Sumner, Washington

The primary religious affiliation in Sumner, Washington is Protestant. The Religion Diversity score inSumner, Washington is 28.9.Religion diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score..

ReligionPercentage of Population
Protestant20.2%
Catholic8.7%
Orthodox0.1%
Other / Christian0%
Mormon4.2%
Jewish0.1%
Muslim0.1%
Buddhist1.7%
Hindu0%
Other / Non-Christian0.1%

Industry and Occupation in Sumner, Washington

The top industry present in Sumner, Washington is Educational services, health care, and social assistance. 29 % of residents work in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, while only 7.7% work in Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations. The Industry Diversity score in Sumner, Washington is 73.1.Industry diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

IndustryPercentage of Population
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining0.2%
Construction7%
Manufacturing8.5%
Wholesale trade6.2%
Retail trade15.5%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities6%
Information1.2%
Finance and insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing5.1%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services11.2%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance20.5%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services7.6%
Other services, except public administration5%
Public administration6.1%

The Occupation Diversity score in Sumner, Washington is 81.1.Occupation diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

OccupationPercentage of Population
Management, business, science, and arts occupations29%
Service occupations17.2%
Sales and office occupations25.1%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations7.7%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations21.1%

Average Educational level of people living in Sumner,Washington

62.2% of residents in Sumner, Washington have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the U.S. average of 46.6%. 45% of residents in Sumner, Washington hold STEM degrees (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The Educational level Diversity score in Sumner, Washington is 66.5.Educational diversity score ranges from 0 to 100. The more diverse, the higher the score.

Educational levelPercentage of Population
Less than high school graduate7.3%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)30.5%
Some college or associate's degree33.5%
Bachelor's degree22.8%
Graduate or professional degree5.9%