State College, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
158,879
2.09% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
33.5
1.82% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
17.2%
3.51% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$64,995
4.96% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$254,500
4.86% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
75,359
2.58% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, State College, PA had a population of 159k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $64,995. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of State College, PA declined from 162,264 to 158,879, a −2.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,921 to $64,995, a 4.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in State College, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.22%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), and White (Hispanic) (1.66%).

None of the households in State College, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.5% of the residents in State College, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in State College, PA are The Pennsylvania State University (24,399 degrees awarded in 2021), South Hills School of Business & Technology (234 degrees), and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (105 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in State College, PA was $254,500, and the homeownership rate was 63.1%.

Most people in State College, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in State College, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

State College, PA is home to a population of 159k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 7.96% of State College, PA residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

In 2021, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (135k people) in State College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.89k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.5%
2021 Citizenship
94.3%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 94.5% of State College, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in State College, PA was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in State College, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    135k ± 448
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.89k ± 295
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.24k ± 375
3.03%
Hispanic Population
4.81k people

In 2021, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (135k people) in State College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.89k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.24k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.03% of the people in State College, PA are hispanic (4.81k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in State College, PA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    98,153 ± 7,663 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    81,192 ± 6,974 people
  3. China
    66,978 ± 6,337 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 98,153 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 81,192 and China with 66,978.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people
7.99%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13k people

As of 2021, 7.96% of State College, PA residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in State College, PA was 7.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,459 ± 371
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,535 ± 295
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,131 ± 210

State College, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of State College, PA employs 75.4k people. The largest industries in State College, PA are Educational Services (21,417 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,384 people), and Retail Trade (7,351 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,125), Utilities ($69,323), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,231).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,734. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

75.4k
2021 Value
± 2,112
−2.58%
1 Year decline
± 4.06%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in State College, PA declined at a rate of −2.58%, from 77.4k employees to 75.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in State College, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (11,659 people), Management Occupations (7,339 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,059 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of State College, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

75.4k
2021 Value
± 2,112
−2.58%
1 Year decline
± 4.06%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in State College, PA declined at a rate of −2.58%, from 77.4k employees to 75.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in State College, PA, are Educational Services (21,417 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,384 people), and Retail Trade (7,351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of State College, PA, though some of these residents may live in State College, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,443
Median earning men ± $2,429
$32,316
Median earning women ± $1,288

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($68,049), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,815), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,319).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($107,569), Construction ($49,118), and Public Administration ($46,534).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,539
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 815
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 747
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.17M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $930k
    Manufacturing
  3. $332k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $76.1B
  3. $43.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($76.1B) and Electronics ($43.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$722B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
103% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $722B. This is expected to increase 103% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.7B
  2. $72.6B
  3. $36B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.7B, followed by New York with $72.6B and Ohio and $36B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in State College, PA awarded 24,738 degrees. The student population of State College, PA in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 47,637 male students and 41,719 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in State College, PA are White (15,998 and 72.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,681 and 7.66%), Asian (1,563 and 7.12%), and Black or African American (1,159 and 5.28%).

The largest universities in State College, PA by number of degrees awarded are The Pennsylvania State University (24,399 and 98.6%), South Hills School of Business & Technology (234 and 0.946%), and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (105 and 0.424%).

The most popular majors in State College, PA are Information Science (1,067 and 4.31%), General Psychology (811 and 3.28%), and General Business (760 and 3.07%).

The median tuition cost in State College, PA for a public four year colleges is $15,400 for in-state students and $25,084 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in State College, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 89,356 (53.3% men and 46.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 89,356 students enrolled in State College, PA, 53.3% men and 46.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 56,230 records, of which 46.8% were women and 53.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 867 degree-majors awarded
  2. 807 degree-majors awarded
  3. 607 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in State College, PA was Information Science with 867 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in State College, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 24,399 degrees awarded
  2. 234 degrees awarded
  3. 105 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Pennsylvania State University with 24,399 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 12,947 men were awarded degrees from institutions in State College, PA, which is 1.1 times more than the 11,791 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 15,998 degrees mean that there were 9.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,681 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($18,696) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($490) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.725% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (3.52M), Bachelors Degree (1.95M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in State College, PA was $254,500 in 2021, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $242,700 to $254,500, a 4.86% increase. The homeownership rate in State College, PA is 63.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in State College, PA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in State College, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in State College, PA is $64,995. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in State College, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $109,969, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $99,361 and $99,302.

Property

$254,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,802
$36,509
Median Property Taxes
±$1,255

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In State College, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in State College, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.1%
Homeownership
2021
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 63.1% of the housing units in State College, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in State College, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in State College, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $109,969, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $99,361 and $99,302.

The following map shows all of the counties in State College, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,995
Median Household Income
± $2,522
57.8k
Number of Households
± 1,812

In 2021, the median household income of the 57.8k households in State College, PA grew to $64,995 from the previous year's value of $61,921.

The following chart displays the households in State College, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for State College, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2021, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.147% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.71%)
  3. Carpooled (8.27%)

In 2021, 67.6% of workers in State College, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.71%) and those who carpooled to work (8.27%).

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in State College, PA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in State College, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in State College, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in State College, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in State College, PA (24.1k out of 140k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in State College, PA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.4% of the population of State College, PA has health coverage, with 57.6% on employee plans, 8.16% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 0.927% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.8% under 18 years, 33.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.62%
Uninsured
57.6%
Employer Coverage
8.16%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
0.927%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in State College, PA declined by 0.0894% from 5.62% to 5.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in State College, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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