Clarks Summit is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,865 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clarks Summit is the 286th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Clarks Summit real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Clarks Summit house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarks Summit is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 sales jobs (12.42%), office and administrative support (12.21%), and management occupations (11.67%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.24% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Clarks Summit is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Clarks Summit is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clarks Summit’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Clarks Summit is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clarks Summit. 51.60% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Clarks Summit in 2018 was $38,938, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $155,752 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clarks Summit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.