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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clarks Summit had a population of 5,188 as of July 1, 2017. Clarks Summit ranks in the upper 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 Clarks Summit is located at latitude 41.4902 and longitude -75.7065 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Clarks Summit (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The Borough of Clarks Summit (GNIS ID: 1215317) 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 Clarks Summit population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clarks Summit, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,188
Daytime Population: Workers 2,655
Daytime Population: Residents 2,356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,011
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 5,186
Population in Familes 4,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 3,273
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $68,718
Average Household Income $97,902
Per Capita Income $42,108


Total Housing Units 2,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,604 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 632 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $190,703
Average Home Value $226,636


Total Households 2,236
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,410
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.2%
Households 0.12% 0.15%
Families 0.03% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Clarks Summit, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarks Summit to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 249 86th
Population Density # 367 79th
Diversity Index # 858 51st
Median Household Income # 255 86th
Per Capita Income # 110 94th

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