College, Pennsylvania Population 2024

12,517

College is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. College has a 2024 population of 12,517. College is currently growing at a rate of 4.81% annually and its population has increased by 15.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,824 in 2020.

The average household income in College is $117,373 with a poverty rate of 7.68%. The median age in College is 40.4 years: 39.3 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

College Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of College was:

  • White: 83.81%
  • Two or more races: 8.02%
  • Asian: 5.79%
  • Black or African American: 2.09%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Other race: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
18.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
683.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.64% (1,693)
The current population of College, Pennsylvania is 12,517 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,824.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,14983.81%
Two or more races8768.02%
Asian6325.79%
Black or African American2282.09%
Native American200.18%
Other race110.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

College Population by Race

College Population Pyramid 2024

College Median Age

40.4

Total

39.3

Male

41.6

Female

College Adults

There are 9,166 adults, (2,055 of whom are seniors) in College.

College Age Dependency

53.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Child Dependency Ratio

College Sex Ratio

Female5,38449.32%
Male5,53250.68%

College Population by Age

College Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0182.3778.321.7
Married2,2362.958812
Non Family1,4551.3666.533.5
Male1703.0958.241.8
Female1572.5772.627.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

78.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

College Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1071.45%
Associates Degree2072.81%
Bachelors Degree1,82924.81%
Graduate Degree2,64735.91%
High School Graduate1,24816.93%
Less Than 9th Grade921.25%
Some College1,24116.84%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

College Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

College Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,4576,2694,013
2+ Races424413131
Asian332332238
Hispanic213202123
Black878734
Native American202020
Other Race11110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

College Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,489$86,471$43,750
Graduate Degree$82,974$102,552$66,731
High School Graduate$32,344$45,481$19,077
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$61,324$88,333$44,853
Some College$58,984$87,765$39,110

$61,324

Average Earnings

$88,333

Average Male

$44,853

Average Female

College Earnings by Educational Attainment

College Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

College Language

89.18% of College residents speak only English, while 10.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.36% of the population.

College Language

College Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,9484235.32%
Multiple77212616.32%
Asian5019318.56%
Black1517851.66%
Hispanic3034213.86%

7.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.64%

Male Poverty Rate

7.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in College

The race most likely to be in poverty in College is Black, with 51.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in College is White, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.81%.

College Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.62%
Less Than 9th Grade11.17%
Some College5.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.03%

College Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.09%
Male Employed3.47%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

College Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

College Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$116,049$145,927
Households$96,097$117,373
Married Families$123,095$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,482$65,579

mean

median

Income by Household Type

College Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

College Married by Age and Sex

male

female

College Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

College Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

College Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

461

Number of Veterans

405

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam177
Second Gulf War170
First Gulf War124
Korea56
World War II35

College Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+196
55 to 64135
65 to 7476
18 to 3429
35 to 5425

College Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3814.81%
2+ Races5910.85%
Other Race11100%
Hispanic113.06%
Black104.74%

College Veterans by Race

College Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

College Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

College Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

College Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

College Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.64%

Born in College

91.26%

Native Born

8.74%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

3.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.26% of College residents were born in the United States, with 62.64% having been born in Pennsylvania. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

College Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,3925753.88%
202814,8175754.04%
202714,2425754.21%
202613,6675754.39%
202513,0925754.59%
202412,5175754.81%
202311,9425755.06%
202211,3675755.33%
202110,792-32-0.3%
202010,8245104.94%
201910,3142692.68%
201810,04590.09%
201710,036-169-1.66%
201610,205-11-0.11%
201510,21600%
201410,2164384.48%
20139,7781791.86%
20129,599480.5%
20119,551-5-0.05%
20109,55600%

College Population by Year