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 2012: $43,531 (it was $33,373 in 2000)
Summit:

$43,531
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,435 (it was $15,261 in 2000)

Summit CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,890 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Summit:

$112,890
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $140,029; Detached houses: $172,157; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,522; Mobile homes: $55,353
Summit races chart
  • White alone - 2,863 (98.5%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Summit: 142.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 103.6 square miles.

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

Summit, Kentucky map

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

For population 15 years and over in Summit CCD:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Summit CCD:  0.7% ($441)
Kentucky:  0.8% ($610)
Summit satellite photo by USGS

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

Summit household income distribution Summit home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Work and jobs in Summit: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Summit, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 7, 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.7. This is about average.

City:

84.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.86. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

9.14
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%

Summit compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Summit CCD (based on Hardin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.87%
Here: 50.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents54.5%19.5%9.5%5.4%3.1%
Congregations35.2%6.3%14.8%7.0%6.3%
NameChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.6%0.8%0.8%0.7%4.1%
Congregations4.7%0.8%4.7%1.6%18.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Hardin County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.3%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardin County:

30.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.9%

10.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.90%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,975 average AGI)
Hardin County:

0.42%
Kentucky average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, KY  0.72% ($30,227 average AGI)
from Meade County, KY  0.45% ($31,017)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.41% ($88,686)


11.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

0.40% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,551 average AGI)
Hardin County:

0.40%
Kentucky average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, KY  1.17% ($33,234 average AGI)
to Meade County, KY  0.69% ($35,356)
to Larue County, KY  0.41% ($29,150)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Summit, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Summit fatal accident list:

Nov 19, 2009 01:42 PM, Us-60, Summit Rd, Lat: 38.42569, Lon: -82.69907, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 26, 2009 04:50 PM, Us-62, Lat: 37.56411, Lon: -86.06758, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 7, 2007 08:18 AM, Sr-5, Lat: 38.44023, Lon: -82.73753, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 2003 08:13 PM, Us-62, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 1, 2003 08:29 PM, Sr-3293, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 13, 2002 04:43 PM, Sr-5, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 2001 03:11 PM, Us-60, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (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, 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:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Summit on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #100 (42732) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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