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Summit, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Summit had a population of 22,752 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Summit is located at latitude 40.7415 and longitude -74.3596 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Summit 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.

The City of Summit is located within Township of Millburn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.

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Summit, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 22,752
Population in Households 22,631
Population in Familes 19,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 3,795
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $144,646
Average Household Income $210,626
Per Capita Income $74,861


Total Housing Units 8,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,324 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,741 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $889,298
Average Home Value $1,031,011


Total Households 8,065
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 5,749
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.63%
Households 0.55% 0.54%
Families 0.5% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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, 2018 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 # 173 68th
Diversity Index # 188 65th
Median Household Income # 43 92nd
Per Capita Income # 32 94th

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