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0.13% decline
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7.36% growth
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0.51% decline

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The economy of State College, PA employs 16,968 people. The economy of State College, PA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.98; 2.1; and 1.69 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in State College, PA are Educational Services (6,294), Accommodation & Food Service (2,874), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,342), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,278), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,964), and Transportation & Warehousing ($35,313).

Median household income in State College, PA is $31,618. Males in State College, PA have an average income that is 1.67 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,243. The income inequality of State College, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for State College, PA. In Centre County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,837. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of State College, PA is from the county of Centre County, PA.

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State College, PA is home to a population of 42,074 people, from which 89.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of State College, PA is composed of 33,207 White residents (78.9%), 4,485 Asian residents (10.7%), 1,768 Hispanic residents (4.2%), 1,645 Black residents (3.91%), and 809 Two+ residents (1.92%). The most common foreign languages in State College, PA are Chinese (1,293 speakers), Spanish (998 speakers), and Korean (484 speakers), but compared to other places, State College, PA has a relative high number of Japanese (277 speakers), Other (77 speakers), and Korean (484 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in State College, PA awarded 13,449 degrees. The student population of State College, PA is skewed away from females, with 6,933 male students and 6,516 female students. Most students in State College, PA are White (9,379 and 69.7%), followed by Asian (666 and 4.95%), Hispanic or Latino (662 and 4.92%), and Black or African American (604 and 4.49%). The largest universities in State College, PA by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,222 and 98.3%), South Hills School of Business & Technology (200 and 1.49%), and Empire Beauty School-State College (27 and 0.2%). The most popular majors in State College, PA are Information Science (520 and 3.87%), General Economics (433 and 3.22%), and General Psychology (432 and 3.21%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in State College, PA is $275,700, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $277,100 to $275,700, a 0.51% increase. The homeownership rate of State College, PA is 22.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in State College, PA have an average commute time of 15.9 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.


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