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.

Unlike some villages, Summit isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Summit are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 sales jobs (11.96%), office and administrative support (11.79%), and food service (9.78%).

Even though Summit is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 12.61% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Summit in 2010 was $16,389, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,556 for a family of four. However, Summit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Summit is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Summit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Summit residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Summit also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 66.91% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Summit include Irish, German, English, and Italian.

In addition, Summit has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.01%).

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