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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Punxsutawney is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 5,848. Punxsutawney is in Jefferson County. Living in Punxsutawney offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Punxsutawney and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Punxsutawney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$584
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Punxsutawney Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    69.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    846.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Punxsutawney

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,808
National
$55,322
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Punxsutawney Reviews

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Punxsutawney is a pleasant, peaceful town that's infamous for being home to the groundhog that supposedly predicts the weather on Groundhogs Day. But once you get past the groundhog gift shops, you'll find a nice small-town that provides a little bit of everything you could ever need. If there was something I could change, it would be the work hours of some local businesses. For example, the Punxsutawney D.M.V is only open on Fridays and Saturdays, and the limited hours of operation makes it inconvenient. However, Punxsutawney is still a pleasant town that is an ideal place for families raising kids.
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I like that Punxsutawney is a quiet little town, with the exception of Groundhog day. It gets quite busy and congested during this particular tourist holiday. I would definitely like to see more businesses or chain stores come to the town. it gets quite stale choosing from the same 6 options when it comes to fast food. Also having more formal restaurants would be nice, the local options are very nice but they are dwindling. A 24 hour fitness center would be nice, the community center is only available for limited hours of the day and the equipment is old.
Punxsutawney is a small town where the residents are very friendly and helpful. The cost of living here is also reasonable. It was easy to settle in. Getting from one point to another is very easy. The bus transportation system is very convenient. The medical care is okay, so are the medical labs. In general it is a nice town to live in.