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Population in 2012: 5,904 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.9%
 

Males: 2,602  (44.1%)
Females: 3,302  (55.9%)

Median resident age:  42.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15767.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,903 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Punxsutawney:

$32,903
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,385

Punxsutawney borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,990 (it was $49,900 in 2000)
Punxsutawney:

$75,990
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,858; Detached houses: $80,632; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,228; Mobile homes: $12,909

Median gross rent in 2012: $512.

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  • White alone - 5,724 (96.0%)
  • Black alone - 77 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 69 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 47 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Punxsutawney: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Italian (12.8%), Irish (10.8%), English (7.1%), United States (5.3%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1849

Elevation: 1238 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,729 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Punxsutawney:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Punxsutawney borough:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

30 residents are foreign born

This borough:  0.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Punxsutawney to the number of sex offenders is 227 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,167 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,080 (1.5%)

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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: +1,187 (+19.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 972 (43.4%)

Area code: 814

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Crime rates in Punxsutawney by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010000000
per 100,000 0.00.016.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3355504210
per 100,000 48.548.681.482.882.70.067.734.216.70.0
Robberies 1420183011
per 100,000 16.264.832.60.016.5134.750.80.016.716.8
Assaults 818242315443951167
per 100,000 129.4291.7390.8380.7248.1741.1659.9871.1267.5117.7
Burglaries 127410222425142514
per 100,000 194.0113.565.1165.5363.9404.2423.0239.1418.0235.5
Thefts 1061138912017311972907887
per 100,000 1714.11831.41449.01986.42861.42004.41218.31537.11304.11463.4
Auto thefts 8534231100
per 100,000 129.481.048.866.233.150.516.917.10.00.0
Arson 1221101302
per 100,000 16.232.432.616.616.50.016.951.20.033.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 292.8) 161.9204.2251.8238.5263.1300.9280.8280.8153.2103.5

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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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -545 (-8.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Punxsutawney:

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

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Local government website: WWW.PUNXSUTAWNEY.COM

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punxsutawney:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Indiana, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,422)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 29 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,473)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 42 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 48 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Butler County Community College (about 49 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 57 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 7,651)
  • Westmoreland County Community College (about 59 miles; Youngwood, PA; FT enrollment: 3,608)

Public high schools in Punxsutawney:

Private high school in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 105 W MAHANING ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Punxsutawney:

  • SS COSMAS - DAMIAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 205 N CHESTNUT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 4368 PIKE RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • LONE MAPLE AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 2008 RTE 210; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 4459 RTE 119; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • PINE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 24; Location: 266 RAINBOW RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • HIGHLAND PARK (Students: 16; Location: 484 HIGHLAND PARK RD; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • TROUT RUN AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 10 DESIRE RD; Grades: 2 - 8)
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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)

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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

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

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)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Punxsutawney, PA

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

Punxsutawney compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • 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.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Punxsutawney travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Punxsutawney borough (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
Here54.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents39.3%26.0%9.3%3.6%2.7%
Congregations9.1%34.1%10.6%6.1%4.5%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOld Order AmishOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.2%1.9%10.0%
Congregations2.3%2.3%2.3%5.3%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

10.0%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,277$19,6620$0
Other Government Administration 10$35,672$42,8060$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$36,664$43,9972$1,982
Police - Other 3$6,266$25,06412$6,089
Streets and Highways 7$17,506$30,0100$0
Sewerage 9$24,308$32,4110$0
Totals for Government 41$123,693$36,20314$8,071

Punxsutawney government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $270,000 ($45.73)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $700,000 ($118.56)
    General - Other: $593,000 ($100.44)
    Police Protection: $499,000 ($84.52)
    Regular Highways: $358,000 ($60.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $224,000 ($37.94)
    Central Staff Services: $171,000 ($28.96)
    General Public Buildings: $93,000 ($15.75)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($9.82)
    Fire Protection: $47,000 ($7.96)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $30,000 ($5.08)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($4.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($4.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($1.69)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.68)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $136,000 ($23.04)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $92,000 ($15.58)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($10.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $22,000 ($3.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,122,000 ($190.04)

Punxsutawney government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,503,000 ($254.57)
    All Other: $43,000 ($7.28)
    Parking Facilities: $34,000 ($5.76)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $79,000 ($13.38)
    Interest Revenue: $-10,000 ($-1.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $108,000 ($18.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $272,000 ($46.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $91,000 ($15.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $173,000 ($29.30)
    Highways: $110,000 ($18.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $75,000 ($12.70)
    General Support: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $911,000 ($154.30)
    Individual Income: $307,000 ($52.00)
    NEC: $127,000 ($21.51)

Punxsutawney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,166,000 ($197.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,836,000 ($819.11)

4.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

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:
from Clearfield County, PA  1.27% ($27,382 average AGI)
from Indiana County, PA  0.46% ($28,963)
from Clarion County, PA  0.32% ($24,246)


4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

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:
to Clearfield County, PA  1.09% ($26,381 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.44% ($26,923)
to Clarion County, PA  0.35% ($24,381)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 133
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 18

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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Punxsutawney


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Punxsutawney, PA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Long John Silver's1
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1Nike2
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
GameStop1RadioShack1
Goodwill1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
Jones New York1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Punxsutawney on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #16 (15767) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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