Summit Hill, Pennsylvania

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Summit Hill, Pennsylvania

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Summit Hill strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Comparative Profile of Summit Hill, Pennsylvania

Comparing Summit Hill to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Summit Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Allentown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Metro Area Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton
Standard Zip Codes 18250
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.824
Longitude -75.871

Summit Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Summit Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,974 100%
Male 1,431 48.1%
Female 1,543 51.9%
Under 18 597 20.1%
18+ 2,377 79.9%
65+ 656 22.1%
Median Age 42.4
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,944 99%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 18 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.4%

Estimated Summit Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,010
Growth 36
Growth % 1.2%

Summit Hill Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 17.1%
Polish 15.7%
German 14.7%
Italian 11.2%
Slovak 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Dutch 4.2%
Russian 2.9%
US/American 2.7%
Greek 2.3%
English 2.1%
Lithuanian 2.1%
Welsh 1.9%
Austrian 1.6%
Scottish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Slavic 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Summit Hill 2,974 $44,500
Beaver Meadows 968 $42,500
Coaldale 2,295 $31,905
Jim Thorpe 4,804 $43,710
Lansford 4,230 $37,773
Nesquehoning 3,288 $41,855
Tamaqua 7,174 $36,406
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