Sumner has the 2619th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Sumner is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Sumner is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Sumner is $230,700, which is above the national average. 17% of workers in Sumner hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 91% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Sumner. 78% of Sumner workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Sumner spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.