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. Punxsutawney has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Punxsutawney isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Punxsutawney are a mix 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 (15.41%), sales jobs (9.94%), and food service (8.94%).

Punxsutawney is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Punxsutawney with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.31% of adults in Punxsutawney have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Punxsutawney in 2010 was $18,370, 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 $73,480 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 German.