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Catawissa is a borough in Columbia County, in the Bloomsburg-Berwick metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "growing fat"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Catawissa. For links to other places called Catawissa, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Catawissa is 40.951N. The longitude is -76.46W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 518 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,555.


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Median household income
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$30,262
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Catawissa demographic reports
Catawissa is on the Susquehanna River
Quotes:
a mountain-hemmed town with an old-fashioned aspect
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940

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33% of Catawissa residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Catawissa ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Catawissa was $16,154, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Catawissa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Catawissa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.


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Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Catawissa political report.

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The average commute time for Catawissa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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