Summit, Washington

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Population in 2010: 7,985. Population change since 2000: -0.7%
Males: 3,640  (45.6%)
Females: 4,345  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98446.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $63,738 (it was $52,685 in 2000)
Summit:

$63,738
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,031 (it was $22,915 in 2000)

Summit CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $230,140 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Summit:

$230,140
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $297,522; Detached houses: $327,969; Townhouses or other attached units: $177,790; In 2-unit structures: $399,195; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $172,479; Mobile homes: $126,035

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,061.

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  • White alone - 6,795 (79.6%)
  • Asian alone - 478 (5.6%)
  • Two or more races - 401 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 351 (4.1%)
  • Black alone - 230 (2.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 199 (2.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 49 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Summit: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.5%), Irish (10.8%), English (10.2%), United States (5.4%), Norwegian (4.5%), Swedish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,546 people per square mile   (low).

Summit,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Summit:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Summit CDP:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

703 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

This place:  8.2%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,237 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,599 (1.3%)

Summit satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tacoma, WA (7.0 miles , pop. 193,556).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (31.7 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (928.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Clover Creek, WA (1.4 miles ), Summit View, WA (1.5 miles ), Midland, WA (1.6 miles ), Waller, WA (1.6 miles ), Puyallup, WA (1.8 miles ), Parkland, WA (2.0 miles ), South Hill, WA (2.1 miles ), North Puyallup, WA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 47.17 N, Longitude: 122.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,837 (-33.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 354 (8.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

Summit household income distribution Summit home values distribution

Property values in Summit, WA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

Average climate in Summit, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Summit-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 8.8 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 11.7 miles away from Summit center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 10.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 41.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 474.7 miles away from Summit center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Summit topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Summit:

  • MIDLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • GREATER PUYALLUP DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • PUYALLUP COMMUNITY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 3 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • SPRINGHAVEN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • CLEARVIEW MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB CENTE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; TACOMA, WA)

Amtrak station near Summit:

  • 6 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Summit:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 5 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 5 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 7 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 7 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 9 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 10 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high school in Summit:

Public elementary/middle schools in Summit:

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Churches in Summit include: Saint John of the Woods Church (A), Summit Christian Fellowship Church (B), Summit United Methodist Church (C), Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (D), Evergreen Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 103. This is worse than average.

City:

103
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.24
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.3%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.1% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.2%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
23 people in other types of correctional institutions in 2000
19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Summit, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Summit compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Summit travel time to work - commute Summit mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Summit CDP (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here: 29.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
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: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Summit:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSUH (1450 AM; 1 kW; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: RADIO HANKOOK, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Summit:

  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Summit:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SUMMIT TANK, 101 1st East (Lat: 47.166139 Lon: -122.376694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQPG800
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2012, Expiration Date: 05/14/2022, Certifier: William C Davis
    Registrant: City Of Tacoma / Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 So. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409-3192, Phone: (253) 502-8727, Fax: (253) 396-3120, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$245,42027$248,337191$236,12710$123,56613$198,8282$191,605
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$229,4604$236,20522$266,7011$11,3300$01$94,360
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$253,3586$262,17056$250,2485$76,7245$161,4021$42,430
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$217,2602$160,09539$279,3792$68,2151$242,2103$203,337
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$182,4001$407,2407$259,0161$223,6400$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0711.00 , 0712.05, 0712.06, 0713.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$368,1754$276,808
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$217,0701$357,510
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$549,2301$194,110
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$483,4152$253,895
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0711.00 , 0712.05, 0712.06, 0713.05

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