Summit, New Jersey Population 2021

21,771
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Summit is a city located in Union County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 21,771, it is the 42nd largest city in New Jersey and the 1726th largest city in the United States . Summit is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually but its population has increased by 1.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,457 in 2010. Summit reached it's highest population of 23,677 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Summit has a population density of 3,632 people per square mile.

The average household income in Summit is $255,160 with a poverty rate of 4.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,880 per month, and the median house value is $890,100. The median age in Summit is 40.1 years, 40.2 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Summit Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Summit was:

  • White: 75.28%
  • Asian: 9.13%
  • Other race: 7.73%
  • Black or African American: 5.62%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Summit, New Jersey is 21,771 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,960.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,457.

Summit, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,49775.28%
Asian2,0009.13%
Some Other Race1,6937.73%
Black or African American1,2325.62%
Two or More Races4802.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.05%
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Summit Population by Race

Summit Population Pyramid $2021

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Summit Median Age

40.1


Total

40.2


Male

40


Female

Summit Adults

There are 15,710 adults, (2,893 of whom are seniors) in Summit.

Summit Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Summit Sex Ratio

Female

11,521

52.58%

Male

10,392

47.42%

Summit Population by Age

Summit Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Summit Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All69.9%30.1%
Female57%43%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Male23.8%76.2%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Summit Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6772.8269.9
Married4,9113.4481.5
Non Family1,9351.1550.4
Female5793.0757
Male2523.1223.8

3.35

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Summit Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2942.03%
9th to 12th Grade2891.99%
High School Graduate2,13214.70%
Some College1,0607.31%
Associates Degree4342.99%
Bachelors Degree4,99934.47%
Graduate Degree5,29536.51%
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Summit Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Summit Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0899,9418,078
Hispanic2,0801,816723
Asian1,4301,3651,161
Other Race1,115929242
Black775669191
2+ Races149149123
Native American111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Summit Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$85,577$130,584$60,216
Less Than 9th Grade$16,016$17,995$
High School Graduate$37,192$29,650$55,893
Some College$31,861$50,500$26,275
Bachelors Degree$101,396$153,102$62,708
Graduate Degree$134,967$216,019$96,630

$85,577

Average Earnings

$130,584

Average Male

$60,216

Average Female

Summit Earnings by Educational Attainment

Summit Language by Age

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Summit Language

70.37% of Summit residents speak only English, while 29.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.38% of the population.

Summit Language

Summit Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0194763.17%
Black1,20323719.70%
Hispanic2,9231725.88%
Asian2,000512.55%
Multiple480428.75%
Other1,670311.86%

4.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.45%

Male Poverty Rate

5.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Summit

The race most likely to be in poverty in Summit is Black, with 19.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Summit is Other, with 1.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.03%.

Summit Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School10.84%
Some College10.15%
Less Than 9th Grade7.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%

Summit Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.56%
Male Unemployed17.67%
Female Employed4.26%
Male Employed2.64%

Summit Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Summit Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$157,835$255,160
Families$202,460$306,342
Married Families$225,194-
Non Families$77,522$100,641
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Income by Household Type

Summit Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Summit Married by Age and Sex

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Summit Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Summit Marital Status by Race

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Summit Marital Status

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548

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam188
Korea112
First Gulf War78
Second Gulf War67
World War II52

Summit Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+211
65 to 74155
55 to 6470
35 to 5462
18 to 3450

Summit Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5104.32%
Hispanic391.77%
Other Race282.15%
Black90.92%
2+ Races10.63%

Summit Veterans by Race

Summit Veterans by Education

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1.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Summit Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Summit Employment by Age

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Summit Employment by Race

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Summit Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.39%

Born in Summit

76.39%

Native Born

23.61%

Foreign Born

11.45%

Non Citizen

12.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.39% of Summit residents were born in the United States, with 41.39% having been born in New Jersey. 11.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Summit Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,771-63-0.29%
202021,834-63-0.29%
201921,897-63-0.29%
201821,960-3-0.01%
201721,963600.27%
201621,903590.27%
201521,844300.14%
201421,814210.10%
201321,7931470.68%
201221,646710.33%
201121,575820.38%
201021,4933620.17%
200021,1311,3740.67%
199019,757-1,314-0.64%
198021,071-2,549-1.14%
197023,620-57-0.02%
196023,6775,7482.82%
195017,9291,7641.04%
194016,1651,6091.05%
193014,5564,3823.65%
192010,1742,6743.10%
19107,5002,1983.53%
19005,3020.00%

Summit Population by Year