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Welcome to Punxsutawney ...

Punxsutawney is located in Jefferson County<1>.

When the people of Punxsutawney refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Punxyite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Punxsutawney has a population of 5,704 people<3> (see below for details).

Punxsutawney is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Punxsutawney lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Punxsutawney lies within the (814) area code.

The ZIP code for Punxsutawney: 15767<5>

Websites for Punxsutawney ...

Official Website: www.punxsutawney.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Punxsutawney had an population of 5,704 people. This is a decrease of 4.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Punxsutawney had a population of 5,962 people (or 13.19% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Punxsutawney the county's most populous community.

The population of Punxsutawney represents 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 151st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,962 people, the population of Punxsutawney decreased 4.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,271 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Punxsutawney.

Communities near Punxsutawney ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Punxsutawney.

  • DuBois [Clearfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DuBois
    • DuBois [Clearfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Punxsutawney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DuBois came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuBois
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuBois<8>
  • Brookville [Jefferson County]
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    • Brookville [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Punxsutawney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,791 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookville<8>
  • Reynoldsville [Jefferson County]
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    • Reynoldsville [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Punxsutawney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynoldsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynoldsville<8>
  • Sykesville [Jefferson County]
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    • Sykesville [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Punxsutawney
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Falls Creek [Jefferson County]
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      • Falls Creek [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Creek<8>
    • New Bethlehem [Clarion County]
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      • New Bethlehem [Clarion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 917 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethlehem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Bethlehem<8>
    • Dayton [Armstrong County]
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      • Dayton [Armstrong County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<8>
    • Summerville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville
    • Hawthorn [Clarion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorn
      • Hawthorn [Clarion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawthorn have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawthorn<8>
    • South Bethlehem [Armstrong County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bethlehem
      • South Bethlehem [Armstrong County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Punxsutawney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 447 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bethlehem have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bethlehem

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Punxsutawney. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Punxsutawney.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Punxsutawney. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Punxsutawney.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Punxsutawney. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Punxsutawney.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Punxsutawney ...

Looking for more information about Punxsutawney? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Punxsutawney, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Punxsutawney.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Jefferson County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Punxsutawney: www.punxsutawney.com/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Punxsutawney refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Punxsutawney may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Punxsutawney.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Punxsutawney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Punxsutawney). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Punxsutawney or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Punxsutawney) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Punxsutawney. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Punxsutawney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Punxsutawney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9433, Longitude: -78.9724    
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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