State College, PA

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2020 Population
42,100
0.414% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
21.5
0.463% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
43.8%
2.35% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$38,076
12% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$332,100
6.31% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
17,439
0.32% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, State College, PA had a population of 42.1k people with a median age of 21.5 and a median household income of $38,076. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of State College, PA declined from 42,275 to 42,100, a −0.414% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,005 to $38,076, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in State College, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%).

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.

88.9% of the residents in State College, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in State College, PA are The Pennsylvania State University (25,037 degrees awarded in 2020) and South Hills School of Business & Technology (71 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in State College, PA was $332,100, and the homeownership rate was 26.9%.

Most people in State College, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in State College, PA was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

State College, PA is home to a population of 42.1k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 14.4% of State College, PA residents were born outside of the country (6.07k people).

In 2020, there were 7.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.7k people) in State College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.9%
2020 Citizenship
87.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.9% of State College, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in State College, PA was 87.9%, 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)
    33.7k ± 600
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.52k ± 486
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 266
3.9%
Hispanic Population
1.64k people

In 2020, there were 7.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.7k people) in State College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.52k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.9% of the people in State College, PA are hispanic (1.64k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.07k people
15.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.54k people

As of 2020, 14.4% of State College, PA residents (6.07k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in State College, PA was 15.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    293 ± 170
  2. Vietnam
    172 ± 80
  3. World War II
    96 ± 76

State College, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of State College, PA employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in State College, PA are Educational Services (6,452 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (1,768 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($60,862), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($42,941), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,608).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.4k
2020 Value
± 1,132
−0.32%
1 Year decline
± 8.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in State College, PA declined at a rate of −0.32%, from 17.5k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in State College, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,340 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,615 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,440 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

17.4k
2020 Value
± 1,132
−0.32%
1 Year decline
± 8.87%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in State College, PA declined at a rate of −0.32%, from 17.5k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in State College, PA, are Educational Services (6,452 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,928 people), and Retail Trade (1,768 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

$25,308
Median earning men ± $3,063
$15,875
Median earning women ± $7,739

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,125), Manufacturing ($40,380), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,835).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,343), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,232), and Wholesale Trade ($30,809).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% 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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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 2020, universities in State College, PA awarded 25,108 degrees. The student population of State College, PA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 48,022 male students and 42,101 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in State College, PA are White (16,410 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,650 and 7.47%), Asian (1,462 and 6.62%), and Black or African American (1,190 and 5.39%).

The largest universities in State College, PA by number of degrees awarded are The Pennsylvania State University (25,037 and 99.7%) and South Hills School of Business & Technology (71 and 0.283%).

The most popular majors in State College, PA are Information Science (1,206 and 4.8%), General Business (849 and 3.38%), and General Psychology (816 and 3.25%).

The median tuition cost in State College, PA for a public four year colleges is $15,025 for in-state students and $24,413 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2020 in State College, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 90,123 (53.3% men and 46.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 90,123 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 57,430 records, of which 46.6% were women and 53.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 976 degree-majors awarded
  2. 809 degree-majors awarded
  3. 705 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in State College, PA was Information Science with 976 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. 25,037 degrees awarded
  2. 71 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Pennsylvania State University with 25,037 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 13,123 men were awarded degrees from institutions in State College, PA, which is 1.09 times more than the 11,985 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 16,410 degrees mean that there were 9.95 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,650 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 ($18,336) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($488) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), 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 $332,100 in 2020, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $312,400 to $332,100, a 6.31% increase. The homeownership rate in State College, PA is 26.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in State College, PA have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in State College, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in State College, PA is $38,076. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in State College, PA was Census Tract 123 with a value of $117,778, followed by Census Tract 127 and Census Tract 122, with respective values of $90,944 and $53,056.

Property

$332,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$23,903
$3,330
Median Property Taxes
±$348

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

26.9%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 26.9% of the housing units in State College, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 25.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 123
  2. Census Tract 127
  3. Census Tract 122

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in State College, PA was Census Tract 123 with a value of $117,778, followed by Census Tract 127 and Census Tract 122, with respective values of $90,944 and $53,056.

The following map shows all of the places 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.
$38,076
Median Household Income
± $5,050
12.4k
Number of Households
± 880

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.4k households in State College, PA grew to $38,076 from the previous year's value of $34,005.

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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for State College, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (43%)
  2. Walked (27.8%)
  3. Public Transit (12.2%)

In 2020, 43% of workers in State College, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (27.8%) and those who used public transit to get to work (12.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in State College, PA have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in State College, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
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 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

43.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in State College, PA (13.1k out of 30k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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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95.8% of the population of State College, PA has health coverage, with 61.9% on employee plans, 5.43% on Medicaid, 4.16% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 0.544% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Centre County, PA see 1345 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.74% increase from the previous year (1322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1825 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,345 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Centre County, PA

Primary care physicians in Centre County, PA see an average of 1,345 patients per year. This represents a 1.74% increase from the previous year (1,322 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.6% under 18 years, 62.7% between 18 and 34 years, 14.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 5.61% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

4.18%
Uninsured
61.9%
Employer Coverage
5.43%
Medicaid
4.16%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
0.544%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in State College, PA declined by 3.35% from 4.32% to 4.18%.

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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