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Summit is a township in Effingham County, in the Effingham metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Summit. For links to other places called Summit, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Summit is 39.128N. The longitude is -88.635W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,431.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Summit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Effingham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62461 ZIP code.
45% of Summit residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $22,854, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Summit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $469. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $938.
Effingham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Summit political report.
The average commute time for Summit workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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