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Penn is a township in Centre County, in the State College metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Penn. For links to other places called Penn, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Penn is 40.883N. The longitude is -77.516W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,044.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Penn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16854 ZIP code.
38% of Penn residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Penn ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Penn was $15,530, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Penn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Penn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $288. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.
Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Penn political report.
The average commute time for Penn workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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