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Clarks Summit - Lackawanna county

Population 5,126

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 6 miles NW of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 95 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,126 people in Clarks Summit.

The People and Families of Clarks Summit

In Clarks Summit, about 61% of adults are married.

Clarks Summit has its share of retirees. People over 65 are not uncommon.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Clarks Summit had a median family income of $65,262. Clarks Summit has more than its share of wealthy families and people. The town has a large middle class. You won't find a lot of people in Clarks Summit living below the poverty line. It's worth mentioning that smart, educated people feel at home in the town.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 race for President, George W. Bush was the top recipient of campaign contributions ($16,500) in Clarks Summit. Party contributions tended to flow to the Republican team.

Crime and Safety

The low crime rate is a boost to quality of living and housing values in Clarks Summit.

Clarks Summit Housing

Approximately 73% of housing in Clarks Summit is owner-occupied. The town contains many homes that have been built in recent years. Property taxes are a bit high in Clarks Summit, which may indicate the community's investment in its schools and infrastructure.

Commuting

In Clarks Summit, 93% of commuters drive to work. There just aren't a lot of public transporation users in the town.
Clarks Summit Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population5,126100%
Male2,41647.1%
Female2,71052.9%
Under 181,14622.4%
18+3,98077.6%
65+96218.8%
Median Age43.2 
Average Family Size2.96 
White5,01097.7%
African-American200.4%
Asian581.1%
American Indian & Alaskan50.1%
Other120.2%
Mixed Race200.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above)480.9%
Median Family Income (1999)$65,262 
Population In Poverty1953.9%
Clarks Summit Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Irish25.4%
Italian14.5%
German11.2%
English10.9%
Polish8.3%
Welsh7.6%
US/American5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)2.7%
Russian1.4%
Greek1.3%
Slovak1.2%
European1%
Ukrainian1%
British0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
French Canadian0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Slovene0.7%
Scotch-Irish0.6%
French (except Basque)0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Scottish0.3%
Slavic0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Pennsylvania German0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Northern European0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%

  


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