The Borough of Punxsutawney had a population of 5,666 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Punxsutawney is located at latitude 40.9437 and longitude -78.9709 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Punxsutawney 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Punxsutawney: Ash-town, Gnat-town.
|Total Population||5,666 (100%)|
|Population in Households||5,418 (95.6%)|
|Population in Families||3,790 (66.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||248 ( 4.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$31,917|
|Average Household Income||$45,391|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,718|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||2,912 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,363 (46.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,214 (41.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||335 (11.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$77,698|
|Average Home Value||$100,275|
|Housing Affordability Index3||198|
|Average Household Size||2.1|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.7%|
|Per Capita Income||2.28%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.73%|
The table below compares Punxsutawney to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 221||88th|
|Population Density||# 778||56th|
|Median Household Income||# 1714||3rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 826||47th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1650||6th|
|Diversity Index||# 977||45th|
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