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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Catawissa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17820 ZIP code.
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.
15% of Catawissa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Catawissa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $702.
Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Catawissa political report.
The average commute time for Catawissa workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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