Summit, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Summit, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Summit had a population of 392 as of July 1, 2015. Summit ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Summit is located at latitude 33.9246 and longitude -81.4226 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Summit (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Town of Summit (GNIS ID: 2406685) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Summit is located within Gilbert Division of Lexington 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, 2015.

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Summit, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 392
Population in Households 392
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 263
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $106,667
Average Home Value $132,692


Median Household Income $44,687
Average Household Income $53,723
Per Capita Income $19,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.48% -0.2%
Households -0.53% -0.14%
Families -2.36% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Summit, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Summit to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 310 22nd
Population Density1 # 299 25th
Diversity Index2 # 324 18th
Median Household Income # 93 77th
Per Capita Income # 171 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.