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Summit Hill, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Summit Hill had a population of 2,995 as of July 1, 2016. Summit Hill ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Summit Hill is located at latitude 40.825 and longitude -75.8462 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Summit Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,503 feet.

The Borough of Summit Hill (GNIS ID: 1215051) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Summit Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Summit Hill: Andrewsville, Jamestown, Summit.

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Summit Hill, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,995
Population in Households 2,988
Population in Familes 2,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 345
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 1,262
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 830
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $87,361
Average Home Value $126,985


Median Household Income $48,433
Average Household Income $62,372
Per Capita Income $26,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.15%
Households -0.31% -0.21%
Families -0.47% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Summit Hill, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summit Hill to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 453 74th
Population Density1 # 1557 12th
Diversity Index2 # 943 47th
Median Household Income # 923 48th
Per Capita Income # 724 59th

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