Clarks Summit is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,865 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clarks Summit is the 286th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Clarks Summit real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Clarks Summit house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Clarks Summit is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clarks Summit is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarks Summit who work in office and administrative support (15.29%), sales jobs (11.93%), and healthcare (11.03%).
In addition, Clarks Summit is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Clarks Summit is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clarks Summit really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clarks Summit perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small borough, Clarks Summit doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Clarks Summit are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.89% of adults in Clarks Summit have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clarks Summit in 2018 was $36,201, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,804 for a family of four. However, Clarks Summit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Clarks Summit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarks Summit residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Clarks Summit include German, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Clarks Summit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.