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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Punxsutawney had a population of 5,938 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Punxsutawney, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,938
Daytime Population: Workers 3,047
Daytime Population: Residents 3,572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,619
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 5,690
Population in Familes 4,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 248
Population Density2 1,771
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $35,777
Average Household Income $50,273
Per Capita Income $23,213


Total Housing Units 3,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,424 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,258 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 380 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $80,817
Average Home Value $96,998


Total Households 2,682
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 1,425
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.06% -0.21%
Households -0.02% -0.19%
Families -0.19% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 # 203 89th
Population Density # 755 57th
Diversity Index # 957 46th
Median Household Income # 1623 8th
Per Capita Income # 1287 27th

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