Summit, IL
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Summit is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 11,389 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Summit is the 206th largest community in Illinois.

Summit is a blue-collar town, with 40.08% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Summit is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Summit who work in office and administrative support (11.71%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (8.96%).

Despite being a small village, Summit has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Summit with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.39% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Summit in 2010 was $15,499, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,996 for a family of four. However, Summit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Summit is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Summit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Summit, accounting for 65.23% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Summit residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Summit include Irish, German, Italian, and English.

Summit also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.21%.

The most common language spoken in Summit is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.