Summit, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Summit, Washington - Basic Facts

The Summit Census Designated Place had a population of 8,443 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Summit is located at latitude 47.1694 and longitude -122.3636 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Summit Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 482 feet.

The Summit Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410019) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Summit Census Designated Place is located within Tacoma Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Summit population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Summit, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,443
Daytime Population: Workers 2,139
Daytime Population: Residents 4,645
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,784
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 8,429
Population in Familes 6,866
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 1,650
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $72,350
Average Household Income $85,770
Per Capita Income $33,461


Total Housing Units 3,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,436 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 838 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $291,519
Average Home Value $334,380


Total Households 3,273
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.84%
Households 0.65% 0.79%
Families 0.23% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Summit, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summit to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 78th
Population Density # 177 72nd
Diversity Index # 249 60th
Median Household Income # 171 73rd
Per Capita Income # 206 67th

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