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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C
Sumner County is located in Tennessee with a population of 175,730. In Sumner County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Sumner County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sumner County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Sumner County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,516.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Sumner County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,584
National
$55,322

Sumner County Reviews

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The overall experience of this area has not been bad. I have grown up here and have a lot of memories to take with me in the future. However, I do not s myself living the rest of my life in Portland raising my family. The overall atmosphere has its perks. We are a small town and have a very strong bond as a community. Tragedy strikes, we come together. I do love that. Portland is a growing community. More and more businesses and franchise are breaking ground, building our population. I see good things coming of Portland. Although, I would like to explore my options in other cities or even states.
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Portland, TN is a wonderful rural community where people will know you by name at the local grocery stores. Since we are only thirty minutes north of Nashville, the state capital, we get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the cozy, country nights or take a short ride down the road to rock out to the rhythm of the south.
I live In Sumner county and went to school at Station Camp which is a public school, It was very big and Sumner county seems that there is too much constuction and becoming overpopulated and