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Punxsutawney is a borough in Jefferson County.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "sand fly" or "gnat."
The latitude of Punxsutawney is 40.943N. The longitude is -78.975W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,227 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,150.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Punxsutawney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15767 ZIP code.
29% of Punxsutawney residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Punxsutawney ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Punxsutawney was $14,802, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Punxsutawney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Punxsutawney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.
Libraries in Punxsutawney include Punxsutawney Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Punxsutawney include Punxsutawney Spirit
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Punxsutawney political report.
The average commute time for Punxsutawney workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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