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Illinois Central Railroad depot, 1966
Location of Summit, Mississippi
|• Total||2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)|
|• Land||2.31 sq mi (5.98 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||433 ft (132 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||680.24/sq mi (262.65/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||678402|
The town originated as a railroad town and was named Summit because it was thought to be the highest point on the Illinois Central Railroad between New Orleans and Jackson, Tennessee, though nearby Brookhaven actually has that distinction. It was the birthplace of the "Summit Trio", a group of three women artists in the 1960s.
Summit is located at 31°16'58" North, 90°28'0" West (31.282793, -90.466773).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American||1,157||76.88%|
|Hispanic or Latino||18||1.2%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,505 people, 770 households, and 379 families residing in the town.
The Town of Summit is served by the North Pike School District and McComb School District.
Summit is home to Southwest Mississippi Community College.
In Spanish: Summit (Misisipi) para niños
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