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Summit is a city in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Summit is 40.741N. The longitude is -74.36W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,262.


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Median household income
Local
$92,964
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Summit demographic reports
Summit is in the Watchung Mountains
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Meryl Streep, actress
· Peter Fleming, tennis player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Briant Park, Hidden Valley Park, Passaic River Park, Watchung Reservation
Summit attractions: Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Historic sites and museums: Carter House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Summit residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Summit ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Summit was $62,598, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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62% of Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Summit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $997.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,723.


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Libraries in Summit include Summit Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Summit include Summit Observer

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Summit political report.

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Summit restaurants taking online reservations include Fiorino ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Summit workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Summit between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Summit include Grand Summit.

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