State College, PA

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Population

42,224

0.357% growth

Median Age

21.6


Median Household Income

$33,735

6.7% growth

Poverty Rate

43.7%


Number of Employees

17,015

0.277% growth

Median Property Value

$284,300

3.12% growth

About

In 2017, State College, PA had a population of 42.2k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $33,735. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of State College, PA grew from 42,074 to 42,224, a 0.357% increase and its median household income grew from $31,618 to $33,735, a 6.7% increase.

The population of State College, PA is 79% White Alone, 10.9% Asian Alone, and 4.36% Hispanic or Latino. 13.3% of the people in State College, PA speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in State College, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,345 degrees awarded in 2016) and South Hills School of Business & Technology (222 degrees).

The median property value in State College, PA is $284,300, and the homeownership rate is 24.3%. Most people in State College, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.8 minutes. The average car ownership in State College, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of State College, PA employs 17k people. The largest industries in State College, PA are Educational Services (6,303 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,364 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,567), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,669), and Information ($47,892).

Median household income in State College, PA is $33,735. Males in State College, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in State College, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,735

2017 value

± $3,006

6.7%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in State College, PA have a median annual income of $33,735, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,618 in 2016, which represents a 6.7% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in State College, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of State College, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for State College, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 123

  2. Census Tract 127

  3. Census Tract 128

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in State College, PA was Census Tract 123 with a value of $92,750, followed by Census Tract 127 and Census Tract 128, with respective values of $67,885 and $37,607.

The following map shows all of the places in State College, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

43.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in State College, PA (13k out of 29.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,920 ± 921

  2. Asian

    1,384 ± 323

  3. Black

    503 ± 255

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in State College, PA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17k

2017 Value

± 1,057

0.277%

1 Year growth

± 8.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in State College, PA grew at a rate of 0.277%, from 17k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in State College, PA, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,839 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,640 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,735 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of State College, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of State College, PA, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,839 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,640 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,735 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, State College, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.7 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3.73 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of State College, PA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($60,927), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,194), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($52,837).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17k

2017 Value

± 1,057

0.277%

1 Year growth

± 8.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in State College, PA grew at a rate of 0.277%, from 17k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in State College, PA, are Educational Services (6,303 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of State College, PA, though some of these residents may live in State College, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in State College, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,303 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, State College, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (4 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.22 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in State College, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,567), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,669), and Information ($47,892).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.3% of the population of State College, PA has health coverage, with 65.3% on employee plans, 4.25% on Medicaid, 4.15% on Medicare, 20.5% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of State College, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in State College, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.69%

Uninsured

65.3%

Employer Coverage

4.25%

Medicaid

4.15%

Medicare

20.5%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in State College, PA declined by 6.88% from 5.04% to 4.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in State College, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

State College, PA is home to a population of 42.2k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.1% of State College, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of State College, PA is composed of 33.4k White Alone residents (79%), 4.6k Asian Alone residents (10.9%), 1.84k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.36%), 1.53k Black or African American Alone residents (3.61%), 782 Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.14%), 39 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0924%), and 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0497%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in State College, PA are Chinese (1,293 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (998 speakers), and Korean (484 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in State College, PA was 21.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in State College, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all State College, PA residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 14.1% of State College, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in State College, PA was 13.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of State College, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 State College, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

89.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89% of State College, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in State College, PA was 89.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.4k ± 675

  2. Asian Alone

    4.6k ± 557

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.84k ± 311

In 2017, there were 7.25 times more White Alone residents (33.4k people) in State College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.6k Asian Alone and 1.84k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in State College, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    1,293 speakers (3.12%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    998 speakers (2.41%)

  3. Korean

    484 speakers (1.17%)

13.3% of State College, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in State College, PA was Chinese. 3.12% of the overall population of State College, PA are native Chinese speakers. 2.41% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.17% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    250 ± 159

  2. Vietnam

    218 ± 141

  3. World War II

    102 ± 70

State College, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in State College, PA awarded 13,567 degrees. The student population of State College, PA is skewed towards men, with 25,867 male students and 22,414 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in State College, PA are White (9,099 and 78.3%), followed by Asian (736 and 6.33%), Hispanic or Latino (675 and 5.81%), and Black or African American (574 and 4.94%).

The largest universities in State College, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,345 and 98.4%) and South Hills School of Business & Technology (222 and 1.64%).

The most popular majors in State College, PA are Information Science (585 and 4.31%), Accounting (579 and 4.27%), and General Economics (474 and 3.49%).

The median tuition costs in State College, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $16,952 and $31,434 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 457 degrees awarded

  2. 549 degrees awarded

  3. 457 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in State College, PA was General Finance with 457 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in State College, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 13,345 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

$16,952

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the State College, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus with 13,345 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,164

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,403

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,164 men were awarded degrees from institutions in State College, PA, which is 1.12 times more than the 6,403 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,099 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    736 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    675 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in State College, PA were to White students. These 9,099 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 736 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in State College, PA was $284,300 in 2017, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $275,700 to $284,300, a 3.12% increase. The homeownership rate in State College, PA is 24.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in State College, PA have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in State College, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$33,735

Median Household Income

± $3,006

12.5k

Number of Households

± 772

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.5k households in State College, PA grew to $33,735 from the previous year's value of $31,618.

The following chart displays the households in State College, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$284,300

2017 Median

± $18,410

$275,700

2016 Median

± $15,551

In 2017, the median property value in State College, PA grew to to $284,300 from the previous year's value of $275,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in State College, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In State College, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in State College, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In State College, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

24.3%

2017 Homeownership

22.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 24.3% of the housing units in State College, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 22.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in State College, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in State College, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in State College, PA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

15.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in State College, PA have a shorter commute time (15.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in State College, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    36.1%

  2. Walked

    35.5%

  3. Public Transit

    12.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in State College, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Public Transit.

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