State College, Pennsylvania Population 2020

42,216

State College is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 42,216, it is the 12th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 926th largest city in the United States. State College is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 0.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,034 in 2010. State College reached it's highest population of 42,501 in 2016. Spanning over 5 miles, State College has a population density of 9,265 people per square mile.

The average household income in State College is $57,519 with a poverty rate of 44.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,014 per month, and the median house value is $299,500. The median age in State College is 21.5 years, 21.7 years for males, and 21.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 114.1 males.

State College Demographics

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

  • White: 81.87%
  • Asian: 11.22%
  • Black or African American: 4.52%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of State College, Pennsylvania is 42,216, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,352.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,034.

State College, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020163,9155550.34%
2019163,3605550.34%
2018162,8055550.34%
2017162,2501880.12%
2016162,0621,6201.00%
2015160,4427870.49%
2014159,6551,4280.89%
2013158,2272,4121.52%
2012155,8157730.50%
2011155,0428240.53%
2010154,2180.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,59681.87%
Asian4,74011.22%
Black or African American1,9084.52%
Two or More Races7151.69%
Some Other Race1740.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.11%

State College Population Pyramid 2020

State College Median Age

21.5


Total

21.7


Male

21.3


Female

State College Adults

There are 39,713 adults, (2,340 of whom are seniors) in State College.

State College Age Dependency

13.1

Age Dependency Ratio

6.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.8

Child Dependency Ratio

State College Sex Ratio

Female

19,737

46.71%

Male

22,519

53.29%

State College Households and Families

State College Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

State College Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.7%34.3%
Male24.8%75.2%
All24.2%75.8%
Female17.4%82.6%
Non Family11.3%88.7%

24.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5232.3924.2
Non Family9,0262.1911.3
Married2,8612.8765.7
Female3903.1217.4
Male2462.9124.8

2.83

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

State College Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1471.11%
9th to 12th Grade1130.85%
High School Graduate1,37710.40%
Some College1,48611.22%
Associates Degree8046.07%
Bachelors Degree3,80928.76%
Graduate Degree5,51041.60%

State College Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,51610,3527,299
Asian1,7381,7251,541
Hispanic477425235
Black418418218
Multiple Races11111175
Native American7070
Other Race636345
Islander31

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 asian people with a rate of 88.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,541$44,071$31,374
Less Than High School$21,573$13,173$25,361
High School Grad$25,597$25,375$26,169
Some College$30,739$36,500$22,017
Bachelors Degree$39,825$47,237$32,983
Graduate Degree$50,395$57,929$44,324

$38,541

Average Earnings

$44,071

Average Male

$31,374

Average Female

State College Language

State College Language by Age

State College Language

83.33% of State College residents speak only English, while 16.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.77% of the population.

State College Poverty

State College Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,73310,52944.36%
Asian3,3981,61547.53%
Black1,20867856.13%
Hispanic1,27748738.14%
Multiple41312029.06%
Native706187.14%
Other1163328.45%

44.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

44.59%

Male Poverty Rate

45.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in State College

The race most likely to be in poverty in State College is Native, with 87.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in State College is Other, with 28.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 69.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.86%.

Name Poverty
Some College21.44%
High School20.34%
Less Than High School10.27%
Bachelors or Greater10.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed96.88%
Male Unemployed69.47%
Female Employed36.72%
Male Employed23.12%

State College Income

State College Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,244$57,519
Families$90,807$115,548
Married Families$111,680-
Non Families$21,922$34,520

State College Marital Status

State College Marital Status

Marriage Rates

16.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.6%

Male Marriage Rate

17.5%

Female Marriage Rate

State College Married by Age and Sex

State College Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

State College Marital Status by Race

State College Veterans

733

Number of Veterans

677

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War293
Vietnam177
World War II96
First Gulf War76
Korea62
Name Veterans % of Total
White6341.94%
2 or More427.69%
Black321.82%
Asian250.56%

$State College Veterans by Education

15.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

State College Employment Status

46.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

State College Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.88%

Born in Pennsylvania

84.62%

Native Born

15.38%

Foreign Born

12.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.62% of State College residents were born in the United States, with 50.88% having been born in Pennsylvania. 12.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202042,216-68-0.16%
201942,284-68-0.16%
201842,352-81-0.19%
201742,433-68-0.16%
201642,5016021.44%
201541,899-196-0.47%
201442,095-103-0.24%
201342,1982490.59%
201241,949-59-0.14%
201142,008210.05%
201041,9873,5670.89%
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%