- Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Borough of Clarks Summit SettlementSeal Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lackawanna District Abington Heights School District Elevation 1,289 ft (392.9 m) Coordinates Area 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2) - land 1.6 sq mi (4 km2) - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0% Population 5,116 (2010) Density 3,197.5 / sq mi (1,234.6 / km2) Borough Council Established 1911 Mayor Harold P Kelly Timezone EST (UTC-5) - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4) Zip Code 18411 Area code 570 Website: http://www.clarkssummitboro.org
Clarks Summit is a borough in Lackawanna County northwest of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,116 at the 2010 census. It is also the northern terminus of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, I-476.
The first settler in the area currently known as Clarks Summit was William Clark. Clark had fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War, and as payment for his military service, he was issued 800 acres (3.2 km2) of Pennsylvania land by Congress. Because of disputes between Pennsylvania and Connecticut over the area of land that is now northern Pennsylvania, the land deed issued to Clark was deemed invalid by the Luzerne County land grant office. Clark had no choice but to pay for the land himself. In March 1799, Clark and his three sons moved into a log cabin in the Abington wilderness, located on what is currently the Clarks Green Cemetery. The first school was built in 1893 and was destroyed by fire two years later. The village of Clarks Summit and an adjacent tract of land were incorporated into the Borough of Clarks Summit on August 30, 1911.
Clarks Summit is located at .(41.492878, -75.704904)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,116 people, 2,216 households, and 1,407 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,197.5 people per square mile (1,234.6/km²). There were 2,324 housing units at an average density of 1,452.5 per square mile (567.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 2,216 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 58.3% from 18 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.4 years.
The median income for a household in the borough was $45,298, and the median income for a family was $65,262. Males had a median income of $48,487 versus $26,398 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,080. About 1.3% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.
The oldest family-run business still in operation is Bunnell Hardware, established in 1911. The oldest standing house is the former Snook family house, built in 1837 and located on West Grove Street.
Clarks Summit is the hometown of:
- Lauren Weisberger, author of the 2003 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada
- Adam Rippon, figure skater
- Amber Jacobs, WNBA Basketball player
- Joshua Hartzler, husband of Evanescence front-woman Amy Lee
- Nicole Sheridan, adult film star
- Warren Stevens, actor
- ^ Clarks Summit Borough History and Background
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
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