Summit, NJ Overview

Serving as a magnet for potential homeowners, Summit City is known for progressive services and well-kept neighborhoods that show pride of ownership.  An older but prestigious community, Summit prides itself on its active town center and the quality and abundance of cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.  In 2000 the city's downtown business district underwent a sweeping beautification and update program.  Newcomers to the community will discover many beautiful, spacious homes on generous lots that are further enhanced by the city's location on the ridge of the panoramic Watchung Mountains.  The Summit Town Center as well as the famous Short Hills shopping centers are easily accessible to area residents.


Population Growth (since 2000) 4%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 3,648.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.767
Households w/ Children 43%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 40%
Median Year in Residency 3.94

Housing Inventory

Summit, NJ Housing Inventory 5,306 475 2,532 5,306 475 2,532

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Summit, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 21,800


Median Age: 41.80

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Summit, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Summit, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Summit, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Summit, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 1,708 1,028 561 4,963 469 364 5,072 1,708 1,028 561 4,963 469 364 5,072

Employment and Finance


Summit, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $138,855)

Summit, NJ Income by dollar range 223 208 146 243 97 114 104 141 162 262 437 614 794 672 1,416 1,231 529 443

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Summit, NJ Crime

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