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Clarks Summit is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.

The community was named after Deacon William Clark, who cleared land here

The latitude of Clarks Summit is 41.488N. The longitude is -75.708W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,302 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,044.


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Median household income
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$45,298
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clarks Summit demographic reports
Clarks Summit attractions: Lahey Family Fun Park
Colleges and universities: Baptist Bible College And Seminary
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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?a green-patched suburb with large residences and an unusual number of automobile salesrooms.
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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15% of Clarks Summit residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clarks Summit ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clarks Summit was $25,080, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Clarks Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clarks Summit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $477.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,109.


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Libraries in Clarks Summit include Abington Community Library ... View libraries

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Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clarks Summit political report.

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The average commute time for Clarks Summit workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Clarks Summit include Comfort Inn Clarks Summit, Inn at Nichols Village, Ramada Plaza Hotel.

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“ ?a green-patched suburb with large residences and an unusual number of automobile salesrooms. ”
~ WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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