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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Punxsutawney had a population of 5,957 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Punxsutawney is located at latitude 40.9437 and longitude -78.9748 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Punxsutawney (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The Borough of Punxsutawney (GNIS ID: 1215301) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Punxsutawney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Punxsutawney: Ash-town, Gnat-town.

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Punxsutawney, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,957
Population in Households 5,709
Population in Familes 4,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density1 1,777
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,737
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,453
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,444 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,293 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $76,965
Average Home Value $91,378


Median Household Income $33,641
Average Household Income $47,207
Per Capita Income $22,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.15%
Households 0.31% 0.04%
Families 0.09% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Punxsutawney, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Punxsutawney to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 202 89th
Population Density1 # 760 57th
Diversity Index2 # 981 45th
Median Household Income # 1652 6th
Per Capita Income # 1303 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.