Punxsutawney, PA
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Punxsutawney is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,861 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Punxsutawney is the 234th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Punxsutawney was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Punxsutawney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Punxsutawney is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Punxsutawney who work in office and administrative support (13.88%), sales jobs (9.35%), and food service (8.97%).

Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.80 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Punxsutawney rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.04% of adults 25 and older in Punxsutawney have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Punxsutawney in 2010 was $18,240, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,960 for a family of four.

The people who call Punxsutawney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Punxsutawney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Punxsutawney include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Punxsutawney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.