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Summit, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Summit is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lexington County at latitude 33.9246 and longitude -81.4226. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Summit, but most people and references simply refer to it as Summit, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Summit indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Summit, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 390
Population in Households 390
Population in Familes 328
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 262
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $129,808


Median Household Income $46,074
Average Household Income $52,049
Per Capita Income $18,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.71% -0.31%
Households -0.65% -0.28%
Families -2.9% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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, 2014 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 # 319 19th
Median Household Income # 77 81st
Per Capita Income # 186 53rd

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