Summit, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Summit, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Summit had a population of 22,896 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 22,896
Daytime Population: Workers 14,383
Daytime Population: Residents 12,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,691
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 22,775
Population in Familes 19,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 3,819
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $138,443
Average Household Income $203,739
Per Capita Income $72,525


Total Housing Units 8,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,232 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,896 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $890,558
Average Home Value $884,490


Total Households 8,128
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,799
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 0.9% 0.85%
Households 0.73% 0.74%
Families 0.69% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 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 # 44 92nd
Population Density # 174 68th
Diversity Index # 193 65th
Median Household Income # 41 93rd
Per Capita Income # 30 95th

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