Centre County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Centre County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 161,953 with a growth rate of -0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Centre County, Pennsylvania is the 23rd largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 154,230 and has seen a growth of 5.01% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
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%
2016162,0341,5680.98%
2015160,4668130.51%
2014159,6531,4220.90%
2013158,2312,4051.54%
2012155,8267590.49%
2011155,0678370.54%
2010154,23030,44424.59%
1990123,78611,0269.78%
1980112,76013,49313.59%
197099,26720,68726.33%
196078,58012,65819.20%
195065,92213,31425.31%
194052,6086,31413.64%
193046,2941,9904.49%
192044,3048802.03%
191043,4245301.24%
190042,894-375-0.87%
189043,2695,34714.10%
188037,9223,50410.18%
187034,4187,41827.47%
186027,0003,64515.61%
185023,3552,86313.97%
184020,4921,6138.54%
183018,8795,08336.84%
182013,7963,11529.16%
181010,6810.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.13%
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Founded
February 13, 1800
County Seat
2010 Population
154,230
Growth Since 2010
5.01%
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Centre County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White141,84987.58%
Asian9,9236.13%
Black or African American6,1733.81%
Two or More Races2,9341.81%
Some Other Race9220.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander520.03%
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Centre County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Centre County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Median Age

32.3


Total

31.3


Male

33.7


Female

Centre County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 137,614 adults, (22,306 of whom are seniors) in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

40.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Centre County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

76,758

47.39%

Male

85,202

52.61%

Centre County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Centre County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
Male68.3%31.7%
All61.5%38.5%
Female53.9%46.1%
Non Family36.4%63.6%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centre County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All58,2012.4661.5
Married27,4043.0185.3
Non Family25,3311.7436.4
Female3,6213.0853.9
Male1,8453.0768.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9701.99%
9th to 12th Grade3,6753.72%
High School Graduate29,07929.40%
Some College12,13612.27%
Associates Degree7,0957.17%
Bachelors Degree23,41523.67%
Graduate Degree21,54221.78%
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Centre County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centre County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White87,68083,17238,766
Asian4,4564,2643,725
Black3,4492,893887
Hispanic2,2591,878938
2+ Races1,1801,153564
Other Race562438249
Native American474225
Islander341010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.60%.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,929$46,285$34,978
Less Than 9th Grade$24,101$30,321$19,375
High School Graduate$29,483$32,291$23,896
Some College$35,000$39,903$31,566
Bachelors Degree$47,975$57,632$39,638
Graduate Degree$62,253$78,787$53,043

$40,929

Average Earnings

$46,285

Average Male

$34,978

Average Female

Centre County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centre County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Language

87.88% of Centre County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 12.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Language

Centre County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White125,77920,34516.18%
Asian8,2703,19638.65%
Black3,5351,12931.94%
Hispanic3,40495928.17%
Multiple2,34449421.08%
Other581457.75%
Native934447.31%

18.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.26%

Male Poverty Rate

17.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centre County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centre County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 47.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centre County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 7.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.44%.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.30%
High School8.77%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%

Centre County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.16%
Male Unemployed39.28%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed9.13%

Centre County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centre County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,403$80,941
Families$87,382$107,497
Married Families$96,479$117,063
Non Families$32,575$44,715
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Income by Household Type

Centre County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Centre County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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Centre County, Pennsylvania 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.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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7,964

Number of Veterans

7,432

Male Veterans

532

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,566
First Gulf War1,691
Second Gulf War1,609
Korea762
World War II347

Centre County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,980
35 to 541,955
65 to 741,843
55 to 641,443
18 to 34743

Centre County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,6516.34%
Black1572.86%
2+ Races944.81%
Hispanic741.82%
Asian450.52%
Islander1019.23%
Other Race50.64%
Native American22.44%

Centre County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Centre County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centre County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Centre County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Centre County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Centre County, Pennsylvania 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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66.77%

Born in Centre County, Pennsylvania

91.31%

Native Born

8.69%

Foreign Born

6.16%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.31% of Centre County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 66.77% having been born in Pennsylvania. 6.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Centre County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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