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Summit township, PA map Land area: 45.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,368 (18% urban, 82% rural)
Males: 1,186  (50.1%)
Females: 1,182  (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,359 (2,001 owner occupied, 358 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

29%


Races in Summit township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 40.3

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Average household size: 2.73

Summit township:

2.7 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,895 ($32,115 in 1999)
This township:

$40,895
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $287, upper quartile is $370)
Here:

$346
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,565 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Summit township:

$98,565
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,457 - $151,438

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,416
Here:

$152,416
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,970
Here:

$229,970
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $796,173
Here:

$796,173
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $57,250
Here:

$57,250
State:

$223,507

Mobile homes: $55,554
Here:

$55,554
State:

$35,442
Population density: 53 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

16.7%
Whole state:

11.0%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Meyersdale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Friendship Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Summit township include: Crossroads Church (A), Center Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Reformed Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Laurel Falls Lake (A), Bigby Run Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Swamp Creek (A), Miller Run (B), Spook Run (C), Cranberry Run (D), Shafer Run (E), Buffalo Creek (F), Blue Lick Creek (G), Piney Run (H), Bear Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Summit township: Maple Valley Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Summit township:  0.2%
State:  4.1%

79% of Summit township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2056
  • Northeast: 39
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 219
  • West: 19
Summit township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 744
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 23
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • Mobile homes: 149

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,100


Housing units in Summit township with a mortgage: 229 (54 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 255

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 17
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 76
  • 1970 to 1979: 208
  • 1960 to 1969: 80
  • 1950 to 1959: 110
  • 1940 to 1949: 44
  • 1939 or earlier: 350

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Summit township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 194
  • 6 rooms: 148
  • 7 rooms: 131
  • 8 rooms: 66
  • 9 or more rooms: 91

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Summit township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 68
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Summit township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 211
  • 3 bedrooms: 362
  • 4 bedrooms: 93
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 50

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Summit township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 61
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Summit township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 162
  • 2 vehicles: 292
  • 3 vehicles: 156
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 14

Cars and other vehicles available in Summit township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Summit township:

  • German (53.6%)
  • United States or American (16.8%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • Italian (4.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2.7%)
  • Slovak (1.7%)
  • Swiss (1.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Russia (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 690 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 261 (24%)
  • Walked: 16 (1%)
  • Other means: 8 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 126 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (49%)
  • Coal or coke (25%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

92.2% of residents of Summit township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
7.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 56% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,358
  • In family households: 2,172 (640 male householders, 48 female householders)
    616 spouses, 750 children (676 natural, 22 adopted, 52 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 21 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 21 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 186 (83 male householders (79 living alone)), 91 female householders (88 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 310 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 127 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 167 1-person, 7 2-persons,

466 married couples with children.
69 single-parent households (18 men, 51 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

17.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

9.8%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Summit township:

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