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State College is a borough in Centre County.

The community was named for the presence of Pennylvania State University

The latitude of State College is 40.793N. The longitude is -77.86W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,165 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,728.


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Median household income
Local
$21,186
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our State College demographic reports
State College is on a Nittany Valley plateau
Public transportation: Centre Area Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Ranked No. 3 among smaller metros for business and careers, by Forbes magazine, 2005
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Stone Valley Recreation Area, Greenwood Furnace State Park
Sports teams: Spikes (minor league baseball)
Colleges and universities: Pennsylvania State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about State College demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, State College area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16802 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of State College residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the State College ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in State College was $12,155, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

69% of State College residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in State College, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,225.


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Libraries in State College include Schlow Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in State College include Centre Daily Times

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WPSU-FM.

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Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our State College political report.

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The average commute time for State College workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in State College between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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