For population 25 years and over in Punxsutawney:
For population 15 years and over in Punxsutawney borough:
30 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,167 (1.5%)
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 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Weather Capital of the World
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,187 (+19.9%)
Area code: 814
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Punxsutawney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (8 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: -545 (-8.0%).
Work and jobs in Punxsutawney: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Punxsutawney-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% greater 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 significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% 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 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Punxsutawney center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
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Local government website: WWW.PUNXSUTAWNEY.COM
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.6%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 8.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 79.5% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Punxsutawney borough (based on Jefferson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 11
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
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4.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,958 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,275 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Punxsutawney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 54,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,806
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Punxsutawney)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Punxsutawney, PA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Punxsutawney)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Punxsutawney)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.