Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    42,086
  • Population Density
    9,229 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    5 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    44 3.7
State College is a small city in Pennsylvania with 42,086 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and low unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have very high education levels and very low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 44 reviews
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    • 5
    People at State College: You can find any and every type of person here in State College.
    • 4
    Public Services at State College: The locals are all friendly, including the local law enforcements.
    • 5
    Outdoors at State College: State College is a beautiful place for outdoor activities.
    • 4
    Employment at State College: On campus jobs pay well and are fairly easy, lots of college-aged jobs in the area as well, harder to find careers.
    • 4
    Health & Fitness at State College: If a Penn State employee or student, it's easy to remain active and in shape.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 College Township 9,338
4.33 Ferguson Township 17,339

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 16801 40,310
4.00 16803 23,983
16802 14,392

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 State College Area School District 11

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Park Forest Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Corl Street Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Mount Nittany Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 State College Area High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Houserville/Lemont Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Radio Park Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Park Forest Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Gray's Woods Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Ferguson Township Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Boalsburg/Panorama Village Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Easterly Parkway Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School Public, Charter K-6 Elementary, Middle
Wonderland Charter School Public, Charter K-2 Elementary
Centre Learning Community Charter School Public, Charter 5-8 Middle
Nittany Valley Charter School Public, Charter 1-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 Grace Prep High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Centre County Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Our Lady of Victory Elementary School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Grace Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
State College Friends School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Nittany Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Bennett Family Center Private PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Montessori School of the Nittany Valley Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Our Children's Center Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Children's House Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Red Satchel Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Park Forest Montessori School Private, Montessori PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Northwestern Human Services Autism School Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 Penn State
3.33 Juniata College
Penn State World Campus
South Hills School of Business & Technology
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology
Mifflin-Juniata Career & Technology Center
Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing
DuBois Business College - Huntingdon
Empire Beauty School - State College
Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center

Around State College

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

State College, PA United States
White 79.43% 64.16%
Asian 10.85% 4.67%
Hispanic 3.93% 16.05%
African American 3.88% 12.21%
Multiracial 0.99% 1.85%
Other 0.69% 0.21%
Native American 0.16% 0.66%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.15%

Age

State College, PA United States
9 years and under 2% 13%
10 to 17 years 3% 11%
18 to 24 years 71% 10%
25 to 34 years 9% 13%
35 to 44 years 4% 14%
45 to 54 years 4% 15%
55 to 64 years 3% 12%
65 and over 4% 13%

Education Levels

State College, PA United States
Less than a high school diploma 4% 15%
High school diploma or equivalent 14% 29%
Some college or associate degree 17% 29%
Bachelor's degree 28% 18%
Master's degree or higher 36% 10%

Gender

State College, PA United States
Male 51.8% 49.2%
Female 48.2% 50.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

State College, PA United States
Rent 81.1% 33.9%
Own 18.9% 66.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

State College, PA United States
Assault 50.9 280.9
Murder 1.8 5.6
Rape 19.3 29.2
Robbery 21.0 150.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

State College, PA United States
Burglary 201.7 718.3
Larceny 1154.0 2276.2
Motor vehicle theft 24.6 275.5

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
34°
20°
38°
22°
46°
28°
60°
39°
70°
49°
78°
59°
82°
63°
80°
61°
72°
53°
61°
42°
50°
34°
38°
25°
Precipitation
2.7"
2.5"
3.4"
3.2"
3.5"
4.1"
3.5"
3.8"
3.6"
3.0"
3.3"
2.9"
Snowfall
12.5"
11"
10.3"
1.4"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0"
0.3"
2.3"
7.8"

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 34°
    20°
  • 38°
    22°
  • 46°
    28°
  • 60°
    39°
  • 70°
    49°
  • 78°
    59°
  • 82°
    63°
  • 80°
    61°
  • 72°
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    34°
  • 38°
    25°

    Precipitation

  • 2.7"
  • 2.5"
  • 3.4"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.5"
  • 4.1"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.3"
  • 2.9"

    Snowfall

  • 12.5"
  • 11"
  • 10.3"
  • 1.4"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.3"
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  • 7.8"

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  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
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    Avg. Temps

  • 34°
    20°
  • 38°
    22°
  • 46°
    28°
  • 60°
    39°
  • 70°
    49°
  • 78°
    59°
  • 82°
    63°
  • 80°
    61°
  • 72°
    53°
  • 61°
    42°
  • 50°
    34°
  • 38°
    25°

    Precipitation

  • 2.7"
  • 2.5"
  • 3.4"
  • 3.2"
  • 3.5"
  • 4.1"
  • 3.5"
  • 3.8"
  • 3.6"
  • 3.0"
  • 3.3"
  • 2.9"

    Snowfall

  • 12.5"
  • 11"
  • 10.3"
  • 1.4"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0"
  • 0.3"
  • 2.3"
  • 7.8"