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Welcome to Centre County ...

Time Zone: Centre County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bellefonte is the Seat for Centre County.

Centre County was founded February 13, 1800. Centre was created by taking area from Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin and Northumberland Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Centre had a population of 162,095 people. This is an increase of 5.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 153,990 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Centre represented 1.21% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

Below are some of the communities located in Centre County:

  • Bellefonte
  • Centre Hall
  • Howard
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<2>
  • Milesburg
  • Millheim
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millheim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millheim<2>
  • Philipsburg
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philipsburg<2>
  • Port Matilda
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Matilda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Matilda<2>
  • Snow Shoe
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 758 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Shoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Shoe<2>
  • State College
  • Unionville

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

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This page was last modified/updated: 31 Jan 2023