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Centre County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 161,464 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 135,758 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 21,866
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,850
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,673
Renter-occupied apartments: 23,857 (it was 19,650 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

30%

Land area: 1108 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Centre County: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.0%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Centre County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.6%)
  • Asian alone (6.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  31.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 85,208  (52.8%)
Females: 76,256  (47.2%)

Centre County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Centre County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $60,266 ($36,165 in 1999)

This county:

$60,266
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $907 (lower quartile is $714, upper quartile is $1,173)
This county:

$907
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,400 (it was $109,400 in 2000)
Centre:

$224,400
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $155,700 - $336,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $266,590
Here:

$266,590
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,951
Here:

$201,951
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $209,076
Here:

$209,076
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,225
Here:

$224,225
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,623
Here:

$222,623
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $37,755
Here:

$37,755
State:

$63,841
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,438
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $506

Institutionalized population: 3,055

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 475 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2008: 375 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2009: 275 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2010: 347 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2011: 207 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2012: 489 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2013: 428 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2014: 365 buildings, average cost: $227,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,904 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,454 (1.2%)

Centre County household income distribution in 2009 Centre County home values distribution Centre County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.0%
Centre County:

18.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 8.4% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 31.7 years old
(Males: 30.7 years old, Females: 33.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34.4 years old, Black residents: 34.6 years old, American Indian residents: 41.2 years old, Asian residents: 22.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 31.7 years old)

Area name: State College, PA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Centre County is $599 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $844 a month.

Cities in this county include: State College, Park Forest Village, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Philipsburg, Lemont, Zion, Toftrees, Houserville, Pleasant Gap.

Centre County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Centre County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Centre County: Big Pocono Overlook (A), Indian Chair (B), Meesing Nature Center (C), Mount Airy Lodge Ski Area (D), Stricklands Wissasset Golf Course (E), Pocono Manor Golf Course (F), Pocono Manor Ski Area (G), Camelback Ski Area (H), Fernwood Golf Course (I), Alpine Mountain Ski Area (J), Evergreen Park Golf Course (K), Shawnee Inn Golf Course (L), Bushs Golf Course (M), Water Gap Golf Course (N), Vista Estates (O), Hamilton Hills South (P), Fawn Valley Mobile Home Park (Q), Country Terrace Acres (R), Robinhood Country Estates (S), Deer Run Trailer Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Centre County include: Pocono Union Church (A), Poplar Valley Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Holy Trinity Church (D), Mount Zion Church (E), Calvary Bible Church (F), Zion Church (G), McComas Chapel (H), Grace Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sand Hill Cemetery (1), Middle Creek Cemetery (2), Locust Ridge Cemetery (3), Saint Johns Cemetery (4), Effort Cemetery (5), Dotters Corners Cemetery (6), Mount Zion Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Goose Pond (A), Grass Lake (B), Gregory Pond (C), Coolbaugh Lake (D), Halfmoon Lake (E), Jimmy Pond (F), Ice Pond (G), Analomink Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wolf Swamp Run (A), Tunkhannock Creek (B), Brodhead Creek (C), Tobyhanna Creek (D), Shawnee Creek (E), Weir Creek (F), Dotters Creek (G), Wagner Run (H), Jonas Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Centre County include: State Game Lands Number 221 (1), Gouldsboro State Park (2), Big Pocono State Park (3), State Game Lands Number 186 (4), Pocono Lake Preserve (5), Delaware State Forest (6), State Game Lands Number 38 (7), State Game Lands Number 127 (8), State Game Lands Number 168 (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bergen County, New Jersey , Bristol County, Massachusetts , New Haven County, Connecticut , Defiance County, Ohio , Livingston County, Illinois , Westchester County, New York , Warren County , Peoria County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 36,356
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 48.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,594 (27.2% naturalized citizens)

Centre County:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 9,283
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,030
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,741
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,327
  • 1970 to 1979: 582
  • Before 1970: 753
Note: State values scaled to Centre County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.6%

Centre County marital status for males Centre County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 40,346
  • One, attached: 4,580
  • Two: 1,866
  • 3 or 4: 3,125
  • 5 to 9: 2,383
  • 10 to 19: 2,250
  • 20 to 49: 3,966
  • 50 or more: 4,616
  • Mobile homes: 2,634

Housing units in Centre County with a mortgage: 22,136 (192 second mortgage, 3,707 home equity loan, 336 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,748

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Centre County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant23,99792
Catholic19,2038
Evangelical Protestant11,66478
Other2,51011
Orthodox2292
Black Protestant1711
None96,216-
Centre County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Centre County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Centre County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 89
This county:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Centre County:

7.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Centre County:

27.1%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.6%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Centre County:

Average size of farms: 136 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,010
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $183.16
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,303
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,969
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 40.25%
Corn for grain: 16426 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3708 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8836 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,058 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 537 acres

Tornado activity:

Centre County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 7340957.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Centre County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from Centre County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 277.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from Centre County center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4292: December 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4292, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4149: October 01, 2013, FEMA Id: 4149, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1085: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Pennsylvania Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 04, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1015: March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: 1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Centre County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (19%)
  • India (10%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Other Western Asia (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Centre County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • American (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • European (3%)

Centre County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 57,551 (69.0%)
  • Carpooled: 7,907 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,067 (3.7%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,067 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 1,667 (2.0%)
  • Walked: 7,627 (9.1%)
  • Worked at home: 4,472 (5.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Centre County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 11,398 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,999 people in state prisons
  • 828 people in nursing homes
  • 222 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 117 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Centre County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 13,818 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,064 people in state prisons
  • 644 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 274 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 38 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,916.

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($347 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.82% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,201 average AGI)
3.05% relocated from other states ($25,841 average AGI)
Centre County:

3.05%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.32% ($29,865 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.22% ($33,407)
from Blair County, PA  0.21% ($38,960)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.15% ($40,067)
from Huntingdon County, PA  0.11% ($40,623)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($30,549)
from Montgomery County, PA  0.09% ($44,800)


7.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($687 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.17%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.95% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($13,883 average AGI)
3.94% relocated to other states ($23,699 average AGI)
Centre County:

3.94%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.39% ($30,489 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.25% ($31,984)
to Clinton County, PA  0.23% ($30,495)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.20% ($25,760)
to Blair County, PA  0.17% ($35,733)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.14% ($48,794)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.12% ($43,421)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Centre County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Centre County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Centre County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Centre County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 17,808 (15,508 aged, 2,300 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,668 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Centre County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (899)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (862)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (844)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (590)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (538)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (470)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (467)
  • Unspecified dementia (435)
  • Congestive heart failure (352)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (235)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,592
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 122
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,094

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 821
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 594
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 84.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 44.9
  • Other - 39.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 161,464
  • In family households: 100,042 (20,670 male householders, 12,180 female householders)
    27,583 spouses, 32,497 children (29,475 natural, 1,933 adopted, 1,089 stepchildren), 1,190 grandchildren, 1,766 brothers or sisters, 1,056 parents, 899 other relatives, 2,201 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42,659 (12,476 male householders (7,696 living alone)), 12,084 female householders (9,000 living alone)), 18,099 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18,763

Size of family households: 16,395 2-persons, 6,863 3-persons, 6,329 4-persons, 2,402 5-persons, 688 6-persons, 173 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,696 1-person, 5,335 2-persons, 1,409 3-persons, 824 4-persons, 296 5-persons.

19,980 married couples with children.
3,220 single-parent households (1,979 men, 1,241 women).

88.8% of residents of Centre speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $940,643,000 ($6,696 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $225,847,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $248,843,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $153,513,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,442,000
Federal grants: $313,917,000
Federal procurement contracts: $182,786,000 ($154,529,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $39,142,000 ($12,523,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,710,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $30,684,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,975,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,670
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,681
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,665
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -693
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Centre County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 23.15 millions of gallons per day (59% from ground, 41% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,295
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,017
  • 2000 to 2009: 9,067
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,294
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,881
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,324
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,817
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,419
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,014
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,638
Note: State values scaled to Centre population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Centre County population
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 641
  • 4 rooms: 1,353
  • 5 rooms: 5,543
  • 6 rooms: 7,039
  • 7 rooms: 6,943
  • 8 rooms: 5,748
  • 9+ rooms: 9,545
  • 1 room: 2,210
  • 2 rooms: 1,983
  • 3 rooms: 3,435
  • 4 rooms: 5,581
  • 5 rooms: 2,447
  • 6 rooms: 2,589
  • 7 rooms: 1,082
  • 8 rooms: 547
  • 9+ rooms: 652
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Centre County population
  • no bedroom: 72
  • 1 bedroom: 499
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,502
  • 3 bedrooms: 18,382
  • 4 bedrooms: 10,204
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,225
  • no bedroom: 2,458
  • 1 bedroom: 5,616
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,660
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,410
  • 4 bedrooms: 921
  • 5+ bedrooms: 461
Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Centre County population
  • no vehicle: 812
  • 1 vehicle: 10,047
  • 2 vehicles: 16,490
  • 3 vehicles: 6,806
  • 4 vehicles: 2,056
  • 5+ vehicles: 673
  • no vehicle: 4,654
  • 1 vehicle: 8,465
  • 2 vehicles: 5,323
  • 3 vehicles: 1,409
  • 4 vehicles: 675
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

72% of Centre County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 216% lived in Pennsylvania.

Centre County:

71.8%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 106,602
  • Other state: 39,785
  • Northeast: 17,097
  • Midwest: 7,859
  • South: 10,211
  • West: 4,618

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Centre County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (31.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.6%)
  • Wood (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (63.2%)
  • Utility gas (23.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,019
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 667
Here:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,089
Here:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Centre County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,318,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,465,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,072,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,292,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,663,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,263,000
    General - Other: $1,562,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,410,000
    Regular Highways: $1,066,000
    Financial Administration: $1,015,000
    Housing and Community Development: $454,000
    General Public Buildings: $451,000
    Police Protection: $256,000
    Solid Waste Management: $163,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $28,093,000
    Corporate Bonds: $4,685,000
    Benefit Payments: $1,993,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,143,000
    Withdrawals: $620,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,240,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $465,000
    Regular Highways: $407,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $6,530,000
    Financial Administration: $190,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $69,000
    Central Staff Services: $33,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Building: $18,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,736,000

Centre County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,898,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $4,949,000
    From Parent Local Government: $1,519,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,370,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,719,000
    Public Welfare: $4,141,000
    Housing and Community Development: $287,000
    All Other: $120,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $64,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,063,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $278,000
    Rents: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,682,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,127,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,077,000
    All Other: $1,056,000
    Housing and Community Development: $398,000
    Highways: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,784,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,197,000

Centre County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,270,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,285,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,985,000

Centre County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $17,041,000
    Total Other Securities: $9,528,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,184,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,689
  • Number of aged recipients: 168
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,521
  • Number of recipients under 18: 317
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,079
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 293
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 610
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 745
Centre County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Centre County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED355$163,7771,055$176,8372,986$174,105406$54,08421$1,107,286291$166,57785$67,647
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$164,20066$140,167204$176,75027$81,7410$020$175,5506$37,167
APPLICATIONS DENIED48$171,229124$138,645725$158,775142$55,0491$50,00058$106,62161$55,049
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$156,21498$156,061614$173,28232$100,4380$038$124,42118$83,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$115,0009$191,66780$160,0387$137,5710$012$141,1674$101,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED153$209,837103$209,8063$167,3331$113,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$208,85746$200,9132$168,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$211,4296$207,5001$225,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$155,6007$167,4290$01$56,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$178,0000$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Centre County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary81781.3 years
John79575.8 years
William61874.2 years
Robert51471.8 years
Helen43681.7 years
Charles40875.7 years
James40474.5 years
George38576.5 years
Margaret35180.6 years
Joseph31275.1 years
Most common last names in Centre County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller26677.0 years
Smith26377.5 years
Lucas14374.5 years
Weaver13474.4 years
Williams13377.6 years
Stover12979.6 years
Johnson12677.4 years
Confer12274.0 years
Walker10178.5 years
Brown9378.6 years
Businesses in Centre County, PA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Kohl's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott3
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets23
AutoZone1Maurices1
BMW1Mazda1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's6
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike9
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS5Outback Steakhouse1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panda Express1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless1
Chipotle1Penske2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Plato's Closet1
Cracker Barrel1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves3Quality2
Dairy Queen3Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry4Ramada1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid4
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts4Rue211
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears2
FedEx14Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Ford2Starbucks3
GNC4Subaru1
GameStop2Subway14
Gap1Super 81
Giant1T-Mobile5
Goodwill2T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4Taco Bell3
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton2Target1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value5
Honda1U-Haul6
Hot Topic1UPS18
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
JCPenney1Vans1
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless1
Jones New York4Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA4

Centre County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"