Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 

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-0.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

93.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.3

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Best Places to Live in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit, PA is a small town located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It has a population of about 5,300 people and is known for its close-knit community. The town offers plenty of attractions and activities for residents to enjoy such as hiking trails, parks, shopping centers, art galleries, and more. It’s a great place to live if you’re looking for a slower pace of life without having to sacrifice the convenience of city amenities. The local schools are excellent and there is plenty of public transportation available. Residents enjoy easy access to nearby cities like Scranton and Wilkes-Barre as well as outdoor activities like skiing in the wintertime. All in all, Clarks Summit is an ideal place to live for those seeking small-town charm with all the benefits that come with living in a larger city. Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border.
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lackawanna County
Metro Area: Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area
City: Clarks Summit
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -6.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre Metro Area

The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


The unemployment rate in Clarks Summit is 8.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Clarks Summit jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Clarks Summit's cost of living is 6.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Clarks Summit's Cost of Living

July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Clarks Summit, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Lackawanna county remained moderately Democratic, 53.6% to 45.2%. More Voting Stats

Clarks Summit's population is 5,122 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Clarks Summit is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.4%.

Clarks Summit public schools spend $12,245 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Clarks Summit. More Education

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Housing Market in Clarks Summit

It's a good time to buy in Clarks Summit. Home Appreciation is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Clarks Summit is .

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Great Place to Live - 6/21/2007
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