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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameJefferson County
StatePennsylvania
SeatBrookville
Largest cityPunxsutawney
US Area
Total Area657 sq mi (1701.6 km2)
Land Area655 sq mi (1696.5 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population45200 (2010)
Density26.6/km2 (68.9/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 26, 1804

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, its population was 45,200. It was established on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and named for then-President Thomas Jefferson. Its county seat is Brookville . It is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts when spring will come every February 2 (Groundhog Day).


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