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Summit is a township in Steele County, in the Owatonna metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Summit. For links to other places called Summit, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Summit is 43.893N. The longitude is -93.225W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,181 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 515.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Summit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Steele 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 55917 ZIP code.
26% of Summit residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $14,977, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $455. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.
Steele 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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