Summit, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Summit, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Summit had a population of 22,621 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Summit is located at latitude 40.7156 and longitude -74.3647 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summit (see map below) encompass a land area of 6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Union County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Summit (GNIS ID: 885412) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 22,621
Population in Households 22,500
Population in Familes 19,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density1 3,773
Diversity Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,056
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,742
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,216 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,840 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $876,074
Average Home Value $876,093
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $130,564
Average Household Income $193,832
Per Capita Income $69,230
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.97%
Households 0.71% 0.89%
Families 0.64% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summit to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey 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 # 44 92nd
Population Density1 # 175 68th
Diversity Index2 # 192 65th
Median Household Income # 41 93rd
Per Capita Income # 32 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.