Clarks Summit, PA


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Clarks Summit is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,950 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clarks Summit is the 286th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Clarks Summit is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 teaching (15.16%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (11.19%).

Also of interest is that Clarks Summit has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Clarks Summit is also a borough of artists. Clarks Summit has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clarks Summit’s character.

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.

The citizens of Clarks Summit are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.36% 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 2010 was $34,279, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,116 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Clarks Summit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and German.

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