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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clarks Summit had a population of 5,150 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.4887 and longitude -75.7085 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Clarks Summit 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.


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Clarks Summit, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Clarks Summit, PA Housing Affordability Index is 149
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Clarks Summit, PA Wealth Index is 133
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,150
Population in Households 5,148
Population in Families 4,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density 3,249
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,943
Average Household Income $95,260
Per Capita Income $41,094
Wealth Index3 133

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,563 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 666 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $215,836
Housing Affordability Index2 149
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,229
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,396
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.07% 0.11%
Households 0.06% 0.1%
Families -0.08% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Clarks Summit, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarks Summit to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 251 86th
Population Density # 370 79th
Diversity Index # 806 54th
Median Household Income # 237 87th
Per Capita Income # 158 91st

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