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Summit is in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for its elevation along the Tacoma-Puyallup rail line
The latitude of Summit is 47.161N. The longitude is -122.355W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 476 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,041.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Summit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pierce County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tacoma area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98446 ZIP code.
19% of Summit residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Summit ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Summit was $22,915, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Summit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $576. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,313.
Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Summit political report.
The average commute time for Summit workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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