Sumner County, Tennessee

Sumner County: County in Tennessee, United States

About

Sumner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 160,645 and a population density of 114 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 195,561 inhabitants. Its county seat is Gallatin. The county was created 237 years ago in 1786.

Sumner County is a county located on the central northern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee, in what is called Middle Tennessee. As of the 2020 census, the population was 196,281. Its county seat is Gallatin, and its largest city is Hendersonville. 

Sumner County was established on November 1786 from part of Robertson County . It was named for William Richardson Sumner (1780-1863), an early settler who arrived from Hanover County , Virginia in 1806 and built a plantation near Gallatin . The county government was established on January 1 1818 .

In its heyday during the Civil War , Gallatin was a major crossroads for trade between Kentucky , Ohio and Virginia . The city prospered as a result until after World War II when many businesses moved out of downtown. In 2008 Sumner County was named one of the top 100 small towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine.

It's a hub for all things beauty, business, and education. It's also the home of the Gallatin High School Wildcats—so if you're looking to get some work done in between games, there are plenty of places to do it!
 

If you're looking for a place that has a little bit of everything—and then some—Sumner County is it. We've got everything from art galleries to restaurants and parks all over the county, so you can find exactly what you need when you need it. We think that's what makes us such an amazing place to live!

Sumner County locator map
Location of Sumner County on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about Sumner County

Population : 195,561 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Different from : Sumter County, Sumter County, Sumner County, Sumter County, Sumter County
Area : 1407 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.5%
Land as percent of area : 97.5%
Named for : Jethro Sumner
Altitude : 823 feet / 251 meters
Capital : Gallatin
Establishment : November 11, 1786
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 08:27:32 (20th May 2024)
Density : 139 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.85% (2010-2020)
Sumner County Tennessee Courthouse image
Sumner County Tennessee Courthouse
Sumner County Tennessee Courthouse image

Geography

Sumner County is located at 36°28'10"N 86°27'37"W (36.4694100, -86.4603600). It has 6 neighbors: Allen County, Simpson County, Davidson County, Macon County, Trousdale County and Wilson County.

Sumner County map

The largest city of Sumner County is Hendersonville with a population of 59,323. Other cities include, Gallatin population 44,335, Portland population 13,301, White House population 12,975 and Millersville population 6,798. See all Sumner County cities & populated places.

Sumner County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Sumner County.

City Name Population Title
Hendersonville 59,323 The most populous city in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Gallatin 44,335 The most populous city in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Portland 13,301 City in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
White House 12,975 Human settlement in Tennessee, United States of America
Millersville 6,798 City in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Westmoreland 2,429 Town in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Mitchellville 195 Human settlement in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States of America

Sumner County has 6 neighbours.

  • Gallatin

Demographics

The population of Sumner County increased by 17.85% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 160,645 - census
2011 163,680 1.85% estimation process
2012 165,967 1.38% estimation process
2013 168,754 1.65% estimation process
2014 172,269 2.04% estimation process
2015 175,326 1.74% estimation process
2016 179,332 2.23% estimation process
2017 183,756 2.41% estimation process
2018 187,490 1.99% estimation process
2019 191,283 1.98% estimation process
2020 195,561 2.19% estimation process

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People born in Sumner County (17)

People born in Sumner County, including United States Army officer William B. Campbell, Confederate marine engineer during the Civil War Horace Lawson Hunley, politician James W. Henderson, .

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Other places with the same name (2)

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