State College, Pennsylvania Population 2021

41,808
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State College is a city located in Centre County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 41,808, it is the 12th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 937th largest city in the United States . State College is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -0.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,034 in 2010. State College reached it's highest population of 42,507 in 2016. Spanning over 5 miles, State College has a population density of 9,176 people per square mile.

The average household income in State College is $58,035 with a poverty rate of 44.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,054 per month, and the median house value is $312,400. The median age in State College is 21.6 years, 21.7 years for males, and 21.5 years for females.

State College Demographics

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

  • White: 82.44%
  • Asian: 10.91%
  • Black or African American: 3.89%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.05%
The current population of State College, Pennsylvania is 41,808 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,336.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,034.

State College, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021161,953-216-0.13%
2020162,169-216-0.13%
2019162,385-216-0.13%
2018162,6012850.18%
2017162,3162820.17%
2016162,0341,5680.97%
2015160,4668130.51%
2014159,6531,4220.89%
2013158,2312,4051.52%
2012155,8267590.49%
2011155,0678370.54%
2010154,2300.00%

State College Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,85082.44%
Asian4,61410.91%
Black or African American1,6443.89%
Two or More Races9782.31%
Some Other Race1170.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native220.05%
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State College Population by Race

State College Population Pyramid $2021

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State College Median Age

21.6


Total

21.7


Male

21.5


Female

State College Adults

There are 39,750 adults, (2,613 of whom are seniors) in State College.

State College Age Dependency

13.8

Age Dependency Ratio

7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.8

Child Dependency Ratio

State College Sex Ratio

Female

19,654

46.49%

Male

22,621

53.51%

State College Population by Age

State College Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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State College Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
Male29.4%70.6%
All25.4%74.6%
Female22.7%77.3%
Non Family12%88%

25.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

State College Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4682.4125.4
Non Family8,9002.2312
Married2,9542.8265.7
Female3833.0122.7
Male2313.1529.4

2.81

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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State College Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1371.00%
9th to 12th Grade1551.13%
High School Graduate1,51211.00%
Some College1,37810.03%
Associates Degree8606.26%
Bachelors Degree4,01029.18%
Graduate Degree5,69041.41%
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State College Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

State College Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,04810,8407,545
Asian1,7161,7041,570
Hispanic401353260
Black377377231
2+ Races211211127
Islander341010
Native American1515
Other Race151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

State College Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,324$39,955$30,907
Less Than 9th Grade$16,400$$
High School Graduate$25,546$25,787$
Some College$22,500$31,985$15,944
Bachelors Degree$37,937$41,540$34,163
Graduate Degree$44,987$49,813$40,000

$34,324

Average Earnings

$39,955

Average Male

$30,907

Average Female

State College Earnings by Educational Attainment

State College Language by Age

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State College Language

83.37% of State College residents speak only English, while 16.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

State College Language

State College Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,19010,92745.17%
Asian3,0741,32243.01%
Black1,05160757.75%
Hispanic1,18250542.72%
Multiple62714723.44%
Other703854.29%

44.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.72%

Male Poverty Rate

43.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in State College

The race most likely to be in poverty in State College is Black, with 57.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in State College is Multiple, with 23.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 68.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 50.11%.

State College Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.63%
High School17.44%
Some College15.90%
Bachelors or Greater10.93%

State College Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.88%
Male Unemployed76.80%
Female Employed34.84%
Male Employed24.14%

State College Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

State College Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,005$58,035
Families$93,305$114,731
Married Families$107,277-
Non Families$23,470$35,035
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Income by Household Type

State College Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

16.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

15.3%

Male Marriage Rate

17.7%

Female Marriage Rate

State College Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

State College Marital Status by Race

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State College Marital Status

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643

Number of Veterans

587

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War283
Vietnam121
World War II74
Korea56
First Gulf War42

State College Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34264
75+186
55 to 6477
35 to 5477
65 to 7439

State College Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5391.64%
2+ Races465.97%
Asian290.67%
Black191.26%
Islander1020.00%
Hispanic90.54%

State College Veterans by Race

State College Veterans by Education

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22.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

State College Veterans by Education

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46.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

State College Employment by Age

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State College Employment by Race

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State College Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.60%

Born in State College

84.53%

Native Born

15.47%

Foreign Born

12.12%

Non Citizen

3.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.53% of State College residents were born in the United States, with 50.60% having been born in Pennsylvania. 12.12% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202141,808-176-0.42%
202041,984-176-0.42%
201942,160-176-0.42%
201842,336-130-0.31%
201742,466-41-0.10%
201642,5075921.41%
201541,915-189-0.45%
201442,104-102-0.24%
201342,2062510.60%
201241,955-60-0.14%
201142,015230.05%
201041,9923,5720.89%
200038,420-503-0.13%
199038,9232,7930.75%
198036,1303,2970.96%
197032,83310,4243.89%
196022,4095,1822.66%
195017,22711,00110.71%
19406,2261,7763.42%
19304,4500.00%

State College Population by Year