Punxsutawney, PA Population

Population: 6,271. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,036 (-3.7% change)
Males: 2,804 (44.7%), Females: 3,467 (55.3%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 15767

Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $26,250
Median house value: $51,400

Races in Punxsutawney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (30.9%), Italian (14.8%), Irish (13.7%), English (6.9%), Dutch (5.6%), United States (5.5%).

Elevation: 1238 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Punxsutawney

  • High school or higher: 80.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Punxsutawney borough

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

0.4% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA HOSPITAL (81 HILLCREST DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Punxsutawney:

  • BROOKVILLE HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BROOKVILLE, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGNL MED CNTR (about 21 miles; DUBOIS, PA)
  • INDIANA HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; INDIANA, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Punxsutawney:

  • DU BOIS-JEFFERSON COUNTY (about 17 miles; DU BOIS, PA; Abbreviation: DUJ)
  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 46 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 56 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY MUNI (about 5 miles; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Abbreviation: N35)
  • INDIANA COUNTY/JIMMY STEWART FLD/ (about 25 miles; INDIANA, PA; Abbreviation: IDI)
  • CLARION COUNTY (about 37 miles; CLARION, PA; Abbreviation: AXQ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXY BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 15; Location: 222 FINDLEY ST; Private, for-profit)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-PUNXSUTAWNEY (Location: 1010 WINSLOW ST; Public; Website: www.iup.edu/punxsy/)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Punxsutawney:

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 24 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 33 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 46 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (about 50 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,516)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 76 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,399)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,903)

Schools

Public high school in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA HS (Students: 920; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA MS (Students: 736; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MARY A WILSON EL SCH (Students: 282; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MAPLEVIEW EL SCH (Students: 238; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BELL TWP EL SCH (Students: 142; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WEST END EL SCH (Students: 121; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JENKS HILL EL SCH (Students: 109; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LONGVIEW EL SCH (Students: 108; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Punxsutawney:

  • SS COSMAS – DAMIAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 615 CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: R D 3 BOX 357; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: R3 BOX 339 B; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • PINE VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: BOX 329 RD 3; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Punxsutawney:

  • PUNXSUTAWNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $237,848; Location: 301 EAST MAHONING ST; 34,591 books; 573 audio materials; 618 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)

 

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