Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,788 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 
Males: 2,747  (47.5%)
Females: 3,041  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

44.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15767.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,744 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Punxsutawney:

$38,744
PA:

$59,195

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,189 (it was $14,802 in 2000)

Punxsutawney borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,378 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Punxsutawney:

$95,378
PA:

$181,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $85,982; detached houses: $88,437; townhouses or other attached units: $63,504; mobile homes: $17,493

Median gross rent in 2017: $582.

March 2019 cost of living index in Punxsutawney: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 76.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Punxsutawney, PA (2017)
    • 5,55794.3%White alone
    • 871.5%Hispanic
    • 601.0%Black alone
    • 571.0%Two or more races
    • 260.4%American Indian alone
    • 220.4%Asian alone

Races in Punxsutawney detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Punxsutawney is 235 to 1.


Crime rates in Punxsutawney by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(69.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(81.4)
5
(82.8)
5
(82.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(67.7)
2
(34.2)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.0)
1
(16.9)
2
(34.1)
3
(51.4)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
8
(134.7)
3
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
1
(16.8)
2
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.1)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(390.8)
23
(380.7)
15
(248.1)
44
(741.1)
39
(659.9)
51
(871.1)
16
(267.5)
7
(117.7)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.5)
5
(86.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(65.1)
10
(165.5)
22
(363.9)
24
(404.2)
25
(423.0)
14
(239.1)
25
(418.0)
14
(235.5)
17
(289.0)
6
(101.2)
8
(136.4)
3
(51.4)
3
(51.8)
1
(17.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
89
(1,449)
120
(1,986)
173
(2,861)
119
(2,004)
72
(1,218)
90
(1,537)
78
(1,304)
87
(1,463)
91
(1,547)
47
(793.1)
51
(869.3)
35
(599.2)
49
(846.3)
17
(294.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(48.8)
4
(66.2)
2
(33.1)
3
(50.5)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.0)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(32.6)
1
(16.6)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
3
(51.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)252.0238.7263.3301.2281.0281.1153.3103.6140.653.790.075.2201.630.4

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City-data.com crime index in Punxsutawney, PA

Crime rate in Punxsutawney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Pennsylvania average:

1.88
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Ancestries: German (24.5%), Italian (14.8%), American (13.0%), Irish (10.6%), English (4.7%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Elevation: 1238 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,695 people per square mile   (low).

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania map

33 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.6%
Pennsylvania:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,432 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,345 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (63.1 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (211.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rossiter, PA (2.0 miles ),
Big Run borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Worthville, PA (3.2 miles),
Sykesville borough, PA (3.3 miles ),
Troutville borough, PA (3.3 miles ),
Reynoldsville borough, PA (3.4 miles ),
Smicksburg, PA (3.4 miles),
Glen Campbell borough, PA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.95 N, Longitude: 78.98 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Weather Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,410 (+23.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,203 (51.9%)

Area code: 814

Distribution of median household income in Punxsutawney, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Punxsutawney, PA in 2017
Punxsutawney satellite photo by USGS

Punxsutawney tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Punxsutawney, PA
Historical housing units in Punxsutawney, PA
Most common industries in Punxsutawney, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (12.0%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (15.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Punxsutawney, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Punxsutawney-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Punxsutawney borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 35.0 miles away from the borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

Earthquake activity:

Punxsutawney-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from Punxsutawney center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 314.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 325.6 miles away from Punxsutawney center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Punxsutawney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 81 HILLCREST DRIVE)
  • MULBERRY SQUARE (411 1/2 W MAHONING STREET)
  • DCI OF PUNXSUTAWNEY (158 ELMWOOD DRIVE)
  • PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME HEALTH CARE (1464 N MAIN STREET SUITE 15)

Airports and heliports located in Punxsutawney:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punxsutawney:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Indiana, PA; Full-time enrollment: 14,471)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 28 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,771)
  • Saint Francis University (about 36 miles; Loretto, PA; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Wyo Tech-Blairsville (about 37 miles; Blairsville, PA; FT enrollment: 2,602)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 41 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,656)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 48 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • Butler County Community College (about 50 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,518)

Public elementary/middle school in Punxsutawney:

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Library in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $197,663; Location: 301 EAST MAHONING ST., SUITE 4; 42,103 books; 1,239 audio materials; 860 video materials; 82 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Punxsutawney: Punxsutawney Fire Department Central (A), Punxsutawney Fire Department Lindsey Fire Company (B), Punxsutawney Fire Department Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elk Run (A), Cold Spring Run (B), Sawmill Run (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Billy Hunter (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, John Kopchick - Biologist, Samuel H. Smith (politician) - Politician, George A. Jenks - Politician, Bert O. States - Dramatists and playwright, David Barclay (congressman) - Politician, L. Eugene Smith - Politician, Lloyd Jordan - Football player and coach, Marc Campbell - Major League Baseball shortstop, Nick Goulish - Baseball player.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Punxsutawney and their reported violations in the past:

WEAVERS DAIRY QUEEN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WINSLOW PIZZA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PATS PIZZA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Punxsutawney that have no violations reported:

  • STALHMANS COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PASQUALES ITALIAN RESTAURANT (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YODERS CRAFTS AND GIFTS (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RACHEL AND HAROLDS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.1 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

53.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Punxsutawney in 2010:

  • 168 people in college/university student housing
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Punxsutawney in 2000:

  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Punxsutawney (2011 data):

  • Marion Center Bank: Punxsutawney Office Branch at 514 West Mahoning Street, branch established on 2000/02/07; Big Run Branch at 326 E Main St, branch established on 1997/05/02. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $249.8 mil, Deposits: $217.5 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bankers' Corporation
  • S&T Bank: Mahoning Branch at 539 West Mahoning Street, branch established on 1971/12/10; Hampton Avenue Branch at 232 Hampton Avenue, branch established on 1976/09/14. Info updated 2012/03/14: Bank assets: $4,099.9 mil, Deposits: $3,349.5 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: S & T Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Punxsutawney Branch at 200 East Mahoning Street, branch established on 1991/11/08. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Indiana First Savings Bank: Punxsutawney Office Branch at 8 Beyer Road, branch established on 2002/09/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $269.2 mil, Deposits: $229.1 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Community First Bank: Punxsutawney at 102 Indiana Street, branch established on 2006/08/28. Info updated 2006/06/14: Bank assets: $87.7 mil, Deposits: $73.8 mil, headquarters in Reynoldsville, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Commonwealth Bank: Punxy Plaza Branch at 573 West Mahoning Street, branch established on 1971/11/05. Info updated 2010/11/23: Bank assets: $5,779.0 mil, Deposits: $4,511.6 mil, headquarters in Indiana, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 112 total offices, Holding Company: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
  • CNB Bank: Punxsutawney Branch at 559 West Mahoning Street, branch established on 1990/02/02. Info updated 2009/08/05: Bank assets: $1,579.5 mil, Deposits: $1,354.4 mil, headquarters in Clearfield, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Punxsutawney:

Marital status in Punxsutawney, PA
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Punxsutawney:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Punxsutawney
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Punxsutawney, PA (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52776
Catholic10,34112
Evangelical Protestant5,37954
Other3642
None18,589-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Jefferson County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Jefferson County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Jefferson County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

26.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.6%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.8%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Punxsutawney:

28.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Punxsutawney:

8.6%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Punxsutawney:

61.6%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.1%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

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Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 9$50,269$67,0250$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$33,042$49,5635$5,449
Streets and Highways 6$17,382$34,7640$0
Police - Other 3$6,931$27,7247$4,041
Financial Administration 2$4,123$24,7380$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,881$47,2865$624
Totals for Government 30$119,628$47,85117$10,114

Punxsutawney government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $322,000 ($55.63)
    Sewerage: $149,000 ($25.74)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,157,000 ($199.90)
    General - Other: $669,000 ($115.58)
    Police Protection: $637,000 ($110.06)
    Regular Highways: $507,000 ($87.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $383,000 ($66.17)
    Central Staff Services: $161,000 ($27.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $96,000 ($16.59)
    General Public Buildings: $88,000 ($15.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $86,000 ($14.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($13.99)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($11.75)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($7.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($1.73)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $1,412,000 ($243.95)
    Benefit Payments: $181,000 ($31.27)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $31,000 ($5.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $205,000 ($35.42)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,294,000 ($223.57)

Punxsutawney government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,596,000 ($275.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($5.18)
    Other: $29,000 ($5.01)
    Parking Facilities: $22,000 ($3.80)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $180,000 ($31.10)
    From Other Governments: $87,000 ($15.03)
    Local Employee Contribution: $19,000 ($3.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $322,000 ($55.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $183,000 ($31.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $201,000 ($34.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $96,000 ($16.59)
    Donations From Private Sources: $61,000 ($10.54)
    Rents: $10,000 ($1.73)
    General Revenue - Other: $5,000 ($0.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $197,000 ($34.04)
    Highways: $134,000 ($23.15)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($1.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Tax - Property: $1,130,000 ($195.23)
    Individual Income: $351,000 ($60.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $144,000 ($24.88)
    Public Utility License: $44,000 ($7.60)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $25,000 ($4.32)

Punxsutawney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,482,000 ($601.59)

4.31% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clearfield County, PA  1.36% ($32,117 average AGI)
from Indiana County, PA  0.41% ($30,338)
from Clarion County, PA  0.40% ($30,514)


4.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clearfield County, PA  1.28% ($28,422 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.52% ($31,432)
to Clarion County, PA  0.41% ($29,400)
Businesses in Punxsutawney, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

Strongest AM radio stations in Punxsutawney:

  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WKHB (620 AM; 6 kW; IRWIN, PA; Owner: BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Punxsutawney:

  • WPXZ-FM (104.1 FM; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WDSN (106.5 FM; REYNOLDSVILLE, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPCL (97.3 FM; NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INCORPORATED)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WFRJ (88.9 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYE (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WDBA (107.3 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: DU BOIS AREA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQKK (92.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Punxsutawney:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • W45BT (Channel 45; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W25AX (Channel 25; KITTANNING, PA; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
Punxsutawney fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Punxsutawney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.4mTotal length
  • $3,582,000Total costs
  • 58,657Total average daily traffic
  • 5,018Total average daily truck traffic
  • 84,031Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Punxsutawney, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Punxsutawney, PA

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 26. The highest number of reported fires - 56 took place in 2016, and the least - 5 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Punxsutawney, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (59.3%), and Outside Fires (22.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Punxsutawney, PA
    • 23059.3%Structure Fires
    • 8622.2%Outside Fires
    • 379.5%Other
    • 359.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Punxsutawney, PA
Most common first names in Punxsutawney, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17477.4 years
John16676.0 years
William12174.4 years
Joseph9573.5 years
James9373.4 years
Helen9278.6 years
Margaret8577.7 years
George7474.4 years
Robert7470.5 years
Charles6674.4 years
Most common last names in Punxsutawney, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10276.9 years
Burkett3776.0 years
Miller3375.3 years
Snyder3381.3 years
Shaffer3276.6 years
Young2870.6 years
Neal2673.6 years
Brown2576.8 years
Johnson2578.6 years
Weaver2471.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Punxsutawney, PA
  • 97.8%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Punxsutawney, PA
  • 79.5%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Punxsutawney compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Punxsutawney on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
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