Summit, Kentucky

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Population in July 2007: 3,024.
Males: 1,508  (49.9%)
Females: 1,516  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

38.3 years
Kentucky median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 42732

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,242 (it was $33,373 in 2000)
Summit:

$45,242
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,670 (it was $15,261 in 2000)

Summit CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,782 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Summit:

$119,782
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,380; detached houses: $200,062; townhouses or other attached units: $133,869; in 2-unit structures: $173,971; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,252; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,791; mobile homes: $71,373
March 2019 cost of living index in Summit: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Summit, KY (2000)
    • 2,86398.5%White alone
    • 140.5%Asian alone
    • 130.4%Hispanic
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 70.2%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in Summit detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 103.6 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Summit, Kentucky map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Summit CCD:

0.7% ($441)
Kentucky:

0.8% ($610)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Louisville, KY (46.4 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (302.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cecilia, KY (3.1 miles ),
Clarkson, KY (3.3 miles ),
Leitchfield, KY (3.6 miles ),
Vine Grove, KY (3.9 miles ),
Sonora, KY (4.0 miles ),
Elizabethtown, KY (4.0 miles ),
Millerstown, KY (4.1 miles ),
Radcliff, KY (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.64 N, Longitude: 86.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 270

Distribution of median household income in Summit, KY in 2017
Summit satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Summit, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.0%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Summit, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (13.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)

Average climate in Summit, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Summit, Kentucky average temperatures Summit, Kentucky average precipitation Summit, Kentucky humidity Summit, Kentucky wind speed Summit, Kentucky snowfall Summit, Kentucky sunshine Summit, Kentucky clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.2. This is better than average.

City:

61.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Summit-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Summit place center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the place center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Summit-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from Summit center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from Summit center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Summit center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from Summit center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Summit center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 124.9 miles away from Summit center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 8, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Summit:

  • TWIN LAKES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • LEITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LEITCHFIELD, KY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-WOODLAND (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • MEDCO CENTER OF ELIZABETHTOWN (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • WOODLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Summit:

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 17 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Louisville (about 46 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Bellarmine University (about 48 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 7,950)
  • Sullivan University (about 48 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 5,129)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 49 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Campbellsville University (about 49 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Summit: Arch (A), West 84 Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), West 84 Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Summit include: Liberty Chapel (A), Fair Farm Church (B), Meeting Creek Baptist Church (C), Mount Olive Cumberland Church (D), Needham Cumberland Presbyterian Church (E), Pleasant Grove Church (F), Pole Bridge Church (G), Sutzer Creek Church (H), Vertrees Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sutzer Creek Cemetery (1), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (2), Dellview Cemetery (3), Old Union Cemetery (4), Horn Cemetery (5), Holbert Cemetery (6), Moore Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Bed Branch (A), Drakes Creek (B), Beecher Branch (C), Culbertson Branch (D), Vertrees Creek (E), Tinker Run (F), Sutzer Creek (G), Meeting Creek (H), McGuffin Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.3%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.7%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

For population 15 years and over in Summit:

Marital status in Summit, KY
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Summit:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Kentucky average:

13.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Summit, KY (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,503114
Catholic6,9866
Mainline Protestant4,99326
Other1,3634
Black Protestant4393
None55,259-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Hardin County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Hardin County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 45
Hardin County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 57
This county:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

15.9%

8.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.94%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,321 average AGI)
Hardin County:

0.22%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jefferson County, KY  1.13% ($35,385 average AGI)
from Meade County, KY  0.59% ($37,748)
from Larue County, KY  0.42% ($35,845)


8.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,873 average AGI)
Hardin County:

0.24%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jefferson County, KY  1.00% ($37,249 average AGI)
to Meade County, KY  0.70% ($40,518)
to Larue County, KY  0.33% ($32,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Summit:

  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WMTL (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIEL (1400 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WXXA (790 AM; 5 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Summit:

  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRZI (101.5 FM; VINE GROVE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WULF (94.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS - 94.3, LLC)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRVI (105.9 FM; VALLEY STATION, KY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF KENTUCKY, INC.)
  • WTHX (107.3 FM; LEBANON JUNCTION, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WKMO (106.3 FM; HODGENVILLE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WJIE-FM (88.5 FM; OKOLONA, KY; Owner: EVANGEL SCHOOLS, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WMMG-FM (93.5 FM; BRANDENBURG, KY; Owner: MEADE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Summit:

  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W24BW (Channel 24; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: GREATER LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBKI-CA (Channel 28; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Summit fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Summit fatal accident list:

Nov 26, 2009 04:50 PM, Us-62, Lat: 37.564106, Lon: -86.067581, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 2003 08:13 PM, Us-62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Summit)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Eastview KY, 1051 Rock Creek Rd (Lat: 37.554889 Lon: -86.079722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQQY360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/25/2013, Expiration Date: 03/25/2023, Cancellation Date: 09/23/2013, Certifier: Ronald R Smith, Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Summit, KY
  • 37.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 34.1%Electricity
  • 17.6%Wood
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Summit, KY
  • 48.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.7%Electricity
  • 8.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.1%Wood


Summit compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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