State College, PA Population

Population: 38,420. Estimated population in July 2020: 38,720 (+0.8% change)
Males: 20,011 (52.1%), Females: 18,409 (47.9%)

Centre County

Zip codes: 16801, 16803.

Median resident age: 21.8 years
Median household income: $21,186
Median house value: $154,600

Races in State College:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.9%)
  • Black (3.7%)
  • Chinese (3.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Asian Indian (2.0%)
  • Korean (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (15.0%), Italian (12.1%), English (8.7%), Polish (6.3%), Russian (2.6%).

Elevation: 1154 feet

Land area: 4.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in State College

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 69.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 40.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in State College borough

  • Never married: 76.2%
  • Now married: 18.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

11.1% Foreign born (6.9% Asia, 2.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -652 (-1.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in State College:

  • CENTRE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1800 E PARK AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near State College:

  • HEALTHSOUTH NITTANY VALLEY REHAB (about 11 miles; PLEASANT GAP, PA)
  • MEADOWS PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 13 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA)
  • J C BLAIR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; HUNTINGDON, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to State College:

Other public-use airports nearest to State College:

  • RIDGE SOARING (about 7 miles; UNIONVILLE, PA; Abbreviation: 79N)
  • BELLEFONTE (about 8 miles; BELLEFONTE, PA; Abbreviation: N96)
  • CENTRE AIRPARK (about 15 miles; CENTRE HALL, PA; Abbreviation: N16)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in State College:

  • SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 481; Location: 480 WAUPELANI DR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.southhills.edu)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 39; Location: 208 W HAMILTON ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to State College:

  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 2 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 38,248)
  • LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 39 miles; LOCK HAVEN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,738)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE ALTOONA (about 42 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,516)
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 57 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 61 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; LEWISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,534)
  • PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 67 miles; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,666)

Schools

Public high school in State College:

  • STATE COLLEGE AREA HS (Students: 2,664; Grades: 07 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in State College:

  • PARK FOREST MS (Students: 904; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MOUNT NITTANY MS (Students: 884; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RADIO PARK EL SCH (Students: 407; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PARK FOREST EL SCH (Students: 402; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOUSERVILLE/LEMONT EL SCH (Students: 377; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BOALSBURG/PANORAMA VILLAGE EL (Students: 356; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EASTERLY PARKWAY EL SCH (Students: 341; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CORL STREET EL SCH (Students: 294; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CENTRE LEARNING COMMUNITY CS (Students: 98; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • NITTANY VALLEY CS (Students: 48; Grades: 01 – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in State College:

  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY ELEM SCH (Students: 427; Location: 800 WESTERLY PARKWAY; Grades: PK – 6)
  • MT NITTANY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 1612 NORMA ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • STATE COLLEGE FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 1900 UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: KG – 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN DAYSCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 205 S GARNER ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • RED SATCHEL (Students: 46; Location: 1015 S. PUGH ST.; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF THE NITT (Students: 39; Location: 2071 S ATHERTON ST BOX 200; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PARK FOREST MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 38; Location: 1833 PARK FOREST AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • STATE COLLEGE CHILDREN’S HOUSE (Students: 22; Location: 632 W BEAVER AVE; Grades: KG – 5)
  • KINDER STATION (Students: 12; Location: 3035 ENTERPRISE; Grades: KG – KG)
  • MAGIC YEARS (Students: 10; Location: 1200 FARMSTEAD LANE; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in State College:

  • SCHLOW MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,206,662; Location: 100 EAST BEAVER AVE; 110,345 books; 7,696 audio materials; 2,412 video materials; 216 serial subscriptions)

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