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Centre County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2019: 162,385 (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: 147 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Centre County: 99.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Centre County, PA (2019)
    • 137,006100.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,3037.6%Asian alone
    • 5,8534.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,0963.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,8912.1%Two or more races
    • 2270.2%Some other race alone
    • 890.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 510.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

33.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 84,877  (52.3%)
Females: 77,508  (47.7%)
Average household size:
Centre County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,706 ($36,165 in 1999)
This county:

$60,706
Pennsylvania:

$63,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $934 (lower quartile is $664, upper quartile is $1,210)
This county:

$934
State:

$792


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $261,400 (it was $109,400 in 2000)
Centre:

$261,400
Pennsylvania:

$192,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $169,300 - $378,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $311,100
Here:

$311,100
State:

$255,931

Townhouses or other attached units: $238,204
Here:

$238,204
State:

$201,403

In 2-unit structures: $311,413
Here:

$311,413
State:

$189,304

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,439
Here:

$162,439
State:

$200,358

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,965
Here:

$178,965
State:

$294,099

Mobile homes: $47,653
Here:

$47,653
State:

$62,605

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,628
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $518

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
Centre County, PA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 527 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 1998: 599 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1999: 647 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2000: 554 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2001: 734 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2002: 877 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2003: 742 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2004: 654 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2005: 663 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2006: 624 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 314 buildings, average cost: $255,700
  • 2016: 326 buildings, average cost: $251,800
  • 2017: 319 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2018: 265 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 2019: 351 buildings, average cost: $280,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Centre, PA residents
Average permit cost in Centre, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,224 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,604 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Centre, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Centre, PA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Centre, PA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.3%
Centre County:

16.3%
Pennsylvania:

12.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.8% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for other race residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 33.4 years old
(Males: 32.4 years old, Females: 35.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.3 years old, Black residents: 28.9 years old, American Indian residents: 36.4 years old, Asian residents: 23.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.0 years old, Other race residents: 63.3 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

2018 air pollution in Centre County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Centre, PA
County total employment by year in Centre, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Centre, PA

Current college students: 36,356
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,929 (32.1% naturalized citizens)

Centre County:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 9,0862010 or later
  • 2,4242000 to 2009
  • 1,8121990 to 1999
  • 1,3271980 to 1989
  • 5821970 to 1979
  • 753Before 1970

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: 41,215
  • One, attached: 4,674
  • Two: 2,379
  • 3 or 4: 3,109
  • 5 to 9: 3,061
  • 10 to 19: 3,338
  • 20 to 49: 2,635
  • 50 or more: 4,072
  • Mobile homes: 2,875
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 43

Housing units in Centre County with a mortgage: 21,187 (1,087 second mortgage, 3,138 home equity loan, 155 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,558

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Centre County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from Centre County center
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) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from the 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 Centre 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 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4506-PA: March 30, 2020, FEMA Id: 4506, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Centre County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Centre

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 63,541 (71.9%)
  • Carpooled: 8,114 (9.2%)
  • Bus: 4,591 (5.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 100 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 522 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 742 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 5,495 (6.2%)
  • Worked at home: 5,308 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (27%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Iran (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Taiwan (3%)
  • Other Western Africa (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Centre County


  • German (19%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Polish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $75,513.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

2.85% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($25,577 average AGI)
2.82% relocated from other states ($34,919 average AGI)
Centre County:

2.82%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clearfield County, PA  0.37% ($37,809 average AGI)
from Clinton County, PA  0.24% ($59,300)
from Blair County, PA  0.21% ($44,647)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.17% ($61,576)
from Mifflin County, PA  0.12% ($57,919)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.12% ($30,820)
from Lancaster County, PA  0.11% ($44,094)


6.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Centre County:

0.11%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.73% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($17,941 average AGI)
3.80% relocated to other states ($32,914 average AGI)
Centre County:

3.80%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clearfield County, PA  0.33% ($35,067 average AGI)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.26% ($45,447)
to Clinton County, PA  0.21% ($38,210)
to Blair County, PA  0.20% ($36,529)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.15% ($37,904)
to Mifflin County, PA  0.14% ($37,348)
to Huntingdon County, PA  0.14% ($59,000)

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 2019: 8.0

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 2019: 6.0

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 population in Centre County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Centre County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Centre County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,149)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,066)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,009)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (831)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (745)
  • Unspecified dementia (623)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (585)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (566)
  • Congestive heart failure (487)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (418)

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: 162,385
  • Male householders: 31,843 (9,888 living alone), Female householders: 27,120 (8,726 living alone)
  • 26,956 spouses (26,874 opposite-sex spouses), 2,593 unmarried partners, (2,478 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 33,506 children (31,868 natural, 615 adopted, 1,023 stepchildren), 1,212 grandchildren, 1,086 brothers or sisters, 1,815 parents, 0 foster children, 844 other relatives, 16,949 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 18,461

Size of family households: 18,371 2-persons, 6,367 3-persons, 5,709 4-persons, 1,932 5-persons, 339 6-persons, 507 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,614 1-person, 4,243 2-persons, 1,338 3-persons, 948 4-persons, 368 5-persons, 227 6-persons.

19,031 married couples with children.
2,962 single-parent households (765 men, 2,197 women).

87.3% of residents of Centre speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% 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:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 2,9162014 or later
  • 2,1922010 to 2013
  • 8,5232000 to 2009
  • 9,9051990 to 1999
  • 6,7981980 to 1989
  • 11,1061970 to 1979
  • 7,2551960 to 1969
  • 5,0061950 to 1959
  • 2,3181940 to 1949
  • 11,3821939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 131 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 4523 rooms
  • 1,3934 rooms
  • 5,8465 rooms
  • 7,4276 rooms
  • 5,9667 rooms
  • 4,7478 rooms
  • 9,8919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,1741 room
  • 2,2612 rooms
  • 3,5873 rooms
  • 6,4104 rooms
  • 3,9105 rooms
  • 3,1506 rooms
  • 1,3457 rooms
  • 9628 rooms
  • 4199+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 23no bedroom
  • 4101 bedroom
  • 5,2482 bedrooms
  • 19,0053 bedrooms
  • 8,3744 bedrooms
  • 2,6855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,264no bedroom
  • 6,2391 bedroom
  • 8,4792 bedrooms
  • 5,3843 bedrooms
  • 1,8004 bedrooms
  • 525+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,257no vehicle
  • 9,6921 vehicle
  • 15,9482 vehicles
  • 6,6383 vehicles
  • 1,4834 vehicles
  • 7275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Centre County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,895no vehicle
  • 13,0951 vehicle
  • 4,4272 vehicles
  • 1,7983 vehicles
  • 1,0034 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

76.3% of Centre County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Pennsylvania.

Centre County:

76.3%
State average:

87.6%

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

  • This state: 109,561
  • Other state: 36,578
  • Northeast: 12,010
  • Midwest: 6,020
  • South: 13,267
  • West: 5,281
Year householders moved into unit in Centre County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Centre County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 26.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,661
Here:

25.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,315
Here:

20.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,091
Here:

3.5%
Pennsylvania:

38.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Centre County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,891,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,932,000
    Health - Other: $8,009,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,018,000
    General - Other: $3,193,000
    Police Protection: $2,109,000
    Financial Administration: $1,728,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,606,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,226,000
    General Public Buildings: $948,000
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,590,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,042,000
    Other: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,079,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $500,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,843,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,950,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $270,000
    General Revenue - Other: $162,000
    Rents: $132,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $149,000
    Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,233,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,132,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,838,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,061,000
    Other: $1,197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $939,000
    Highways: $209,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,868,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,981,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,069,000

Centre County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,891,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,932,000
    Health - Other: $8,009,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,018,000
    General - Other: $3,193,000
    Police Protection: $2,109,000
    Financial Administration: $1,728,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,606,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,226,000
    General Public Buildings: $948,000
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,590,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,042,000
    Other: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,079,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $500,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,843,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,950,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $270,000
    General Revenue - Other: $162,000
    Rents: $132,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $149,000
    Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,233,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,132,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,838,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,061,000
    Other: $1,197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $939,000
    Highways: $209,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,868,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,981,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,069,000

Centre County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,891,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,932,000
    Health - Other: $8,009,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,018,000
    General - Other: $3,193,000
    Police Protection: $2,109,000
    Financial Administration: $1,728,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,606,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,226,000
    General Public Buildings: $948,000
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,590,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,042,000
    Other: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,079,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $500,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,843,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,950,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $270,000
    General Revenue - Other: $162,000
    Rents: $132,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $149,000
    Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,233,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,132,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,838,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,061,000
    Other: $1,197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $939,000
    Highways: $209,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,868,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,981,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,069,000

Centre County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $11,891,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $16,897,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,932,000
    Health - Other: $8,009,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,791,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,018,000
    General - Other: $3,193,000
    Police Protection: $2,109,000
    Financial Administration: $1,728,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,606,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,226,000
    General Public Buildings: $948,000
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,590,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,042,000
    Other: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,079,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $500,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $110,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000
    Public Welfare: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,793,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,843,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,950,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $270,000
    General Revenue - Other: $162,000
    Rents: $132,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $166,000
    Central Staff Services: $149,000
    Correctional Institutions: $66,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,233,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $10,132,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,838,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,061,000
    Other: $1,197,000
    Housing and Community Development: $939,000
    Highways: $209,000
  • Tax - Property: $26,868,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,981,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,069,000

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
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 in Centre, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Centre, PA - 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)"