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"Weather Capital of the World"

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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Punxsutawney demographic reports
Punxsutawney is on Mahoning Creek
Early Moravian settlers were plagued by swarms of insects.
Home of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who forecasts the arrival of spring.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day"
Local festivals include:
  • Groundhog Day - Feb. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Punxsutawney web sites and events links in the sections below.
Punxsutawney attractions: Punxsutawney Groundhog Zoo
Colleges and universities: Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Punxsutawney
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Once again the eyes of the nation have turned here to this tiny village in western Pennsylvania, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
-- 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day"
Phil Connors (Bill Murray)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Punxsutawney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.


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Libraries in Punxsutawney include Punxsutawney Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Punxsutawney include Punxsutawney Spirit

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

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The average commute time for Punxsutawney workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Punxsutawney, PA

Pros: The only thing that is good about it is that we know everyone in the town you dont really have a problem with to many people...

Cons: The people in punxsy love to talk and everything...

This is a good place to Hang out or have fun is the skate park harmon feild is a good place to do that...

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“ Once again the eyes of the nation have turned here to this tiny village in western Pennsylvania, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. ”
~ 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day"
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