State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania

State College: Borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States


State College is a city located in the county of Centre in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 42,034 and a population density of 9,218 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 41,366 inhabitants.

The city was created 127 years ago in 1895.

Quick Facts about State College

Population : 41,366 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Centre County
Postal code : 16804, 16803, 16801, 16805
Phone Area Codes : 814
Area : 4.56 km2
Altitude : 1,155 feet / 352 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1896 (127 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 01:18:44 (7th June 2023)
Density : 9,071 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.61% (2010-2020)
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Location of State College on Pennsylvania map.
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State College is located at 40°47'36"N 77°51'36"W (40.7933900, -77.8600000).

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According to census records, the population of State College decreased by 1.61% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 42,034 - census
2011 42,015 -0.05% estimation process
2012 41,955 -0.14% estimation process
2013 42,206 0.59% estimation process
2014 42,104 -0.24% estimation process
2015 41,915 -0.45% estimation process
2016 42,507 1.39% estimation process
2017 42,466 -0.1% estimation process
2018 42,336 -0.31% estimation process
2019 42,160 -0.42% estimation process
2020 41,366 -1.92% estimation process

State College zip code is 16801. County name: Centre, County fips: 42027

Agricultural College, Centre Furnace, Farm School, Farmer High School, SCE, State College

People born in State College (33)

People born in State College, including Stanford University computer scientist George Forsythe, musician Tom Shear, mathematician Tomasz Mrowka, .


  • Carol Mansell (American actress) she was born in 01/01/1953
  • Channing Crowder (American football player, linebacker) he was born in 02/12/1983
  • Doug Sweetland (American animator and film director) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Nathan Stupar (American football player) he was born in 14/03/1988
  • David M. Blau (American economist) he was born in 20/04/1951
  • Chris Bahr (American soccer player) he was born in 03/02/1953
  • Dick Evey (American football player (1941-2013)) he was born in 13/02/1941
  • Galen Dreibelbis (American politician) he was born in 03/01/1935
  • Golnaz Modarresi Ghavami (Iranian linguist) she was born in 12/10/1966
  • Jay Paterno (College football coach)
  • Guard Young (Olympic gymnast) he was born in 03/06/1977
  • Jon Sandusky (American sports executive) he was born in 21/02/1977
  • Jonathan Stupar (Player of American football) he was born in 27/07/1984
  • Josh Hull (American football player) he was born in 21/05/1987
  • Julia Murney (American actress and singer) she was born in 14/01/1969
  • Kelly Perine (American actor) he was born in 23/03/1969
  • Mike Archer (American college football coach) he was born in 26/07/1953
  • Myles Thomas (American baseball player) he was born in 22/10/1897

Schools in State College

College & universities near State College, PA

Code Name City ZIP
214777 Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park (PA) 16802-1503

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near State College, PA

Code Name Address Type
LEW Lewistown 150 Helen Street RAIL
TYR Tyrone Pennsylvania Ave and West 10th St. RAIL
HGD Huntingdon Fourth and Allegheny Sts. RAIL
ALT Altoona Transportation Center 1231 11th Avenue RAIL
HAR Harrisburg Transportation Center 4th and Chestnut Streets RAIL

Post offices near State College

Post Office Name City ZIP
State Colleg Post Office State College (PA) 16801

Other cities in Centre County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Centre County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Park Forest Village 9,660 Census designated place
Bellefonte 6,188 County seat of Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States
Boalsburg 3,722 Census designated place
Pleasant Gap 2,879 Census designated place
Philipsburg 2,678 Capital city of Sint Maarten
Stormstown 2,366 Census designated place
Coaldale 2,131 Borough in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Woodward 2,116 Census designated place
Houserville 1,814 Census designated place
Pine Grove Mills 1,502 Census designated place
Centre Hall 1,216 Borough of Pennsylvania
Milesburg 1,064 Borough of Pennsylvania
Central City 1,021 Borough of Pennsylvania
Millheim 876 Borough of Pennsylvania
Snow Shoe 758 Township in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Howard 728 Borough in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

State College distances to largest Pennsylvania cities