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Summit is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for its location on a rise between the Chicago and Des Plaines rivers.
[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 41.788N. The longitude is -87.81W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,467.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Summit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60501 ZIP code.
5% of Summit residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $14,611, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% 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 $499. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,061.
Libraries in Summit include Summit Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Summit include Desplaines Valley News
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Summit political report.
The average commute time for Summit workers is 26 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 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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