State College, Pennsylvania Population 2024

40,779

State College is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. State College has a 2024 population of 40,779. State College is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 0.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,410 in 2020.

The average household income in State College is $73,256 with a poverty rate of 42.12%. The median age in State College is 21.4 years: 21.5 years for males, and 21.2 years for females.

State College Demographics

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

  • White: 83.24%
  • Asian: 10.09%
  • Black or African American: 3.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
Land Area (mi²)
4.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,906.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.91% (369)
The current population of State College, Pennsylvania is 40,779 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,410.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,04683.24%
Asian4,12510.09%
Black or African American1,3023.18%
Two or more races1,2603.08%
Other race1290.32%
Native American280.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.03%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

State College Population by Race

State College Population Pyramid 2024

State College Median Age

21.4

Total

21.5

Male

21.2

Female

State College Adults

There are 38,223 adults, (2,455 of whom are seniors) in State College.

State College Age Dependency

14.4

Age Dependency Ratio

6.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.5

Child Dependency Ratio

State College Sex Ratio

Female18,69945.72%
Male22,20354.28%

State College Population by Age

State College Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,3572.4126.273.8
Non Family8,0042.210.989.1
Married2,7182.8868.931.1
Female4423.0833.766.3
Male1932.8941.558.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

26.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

State College Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1060.89%
Associates Degree6255.22%
Bachelors Degree3,36128.09%
Graduate Degree5,12542.83%
High School Graduate1,63313.65%
Less Than 9th Grade950.79%
Some College1,0208.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

State College Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

State College Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,7949,6296,813
Asian1,2661,2661,100
Hispanic404403248
2+ Races379378232
Black275240147
Other Race515136
Native American151515
Islander121212

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

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

State College Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,810$64,400$36,724
Graduate Degree$63,250$64,545$61,010
High School Graduate$38,048$42,594$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$48,872$56,040$39,747
Some College$38,117$42,344$29,606

$48,872

Average Earnings

$56,040

Average Male

$39,747

Average Female

State College Earnings by Educational Attainment

State College Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

State College Language

82.92% of State College residents speak only English, while 17.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.7% of the population.

State College Language

State College Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,9909,80542.65%
Asian2,25192140.92%
Hispanic88436240.95%
Black75034846.4%
Multiple77018724.29%
Other1104238.18%

42.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.24%

Male Poverty Rate

41.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in State College

The race most likely to be in poverty in State College is Black, with 46.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in State College is Multiple, with 24.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 62.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 58.03%.

State College Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.54%
High School12.78%
Some College10.46%
Bachelors or Greater9.26%

State College Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed88.07%
Female Unemployed86.46%
Male Employed29.87%
Female Employed26.42%

State College Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

State College Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$124,456$144,639
Households$43,459$73,256
Married Families$134,967$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,019$43,132

mean

median

Income by Household Type

State College Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

15.2%

Male Marriage Rate

16.5%

Female Marriage Rate

State College Married by Age and Sex

male

female

State College Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

State College Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

State College Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

656

Number of Veterans

656

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War245
Vietnam215
First Gulf War74
Korea36
World War II30

State College Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+169
18 to 34153
35 to 54152
65 to 74108
55 to 6474

State College Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5561.74%
Asian491.27%
Black393.39%
Islander12100%
Hispanic100.63%

State College Veterans by Race

State College Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

State College Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

State College Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

State College Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

State 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

52.25%

Born in State College

86.66%

Native Born

13.34%

Foreign Born

10%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.66% of State College residents were born in the United States, with 52.25% having been born in Pennsylvania. 10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

State College Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202941,241930.23%
202841,148920.22%
202741,056920.22%
202640,964930.23%
202540,871920.23%
202440,779920.23%
202340,6873090.77%
202240,378-633-1.54%
202141,0116011.49%
202040,410-1,263-3.03%
201941,673-725-1.71%
201842,398-117-0.28%
201742,515-44-0.1%
201642,5596051.44%
201541,954-180-0.43%
201442,134-96-0.23%
201342,2302560.61%
201241,974-48-0.11%
201142,022290.07%
201041,99300%
200038,420-503-1.29%
199038,9232,7937.73%
198036,1303,29710.04%
197032,83310,42446.52%
196022,4095,18230.08%
195017,22711,001176.69%
19406,2261,77639.91%
19304,450-36,791-89.21%
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State College Population by Year