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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, , and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Centre had a population of 146,212 people. This is an increase of 7.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 135,758 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Centre represented 1.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010153,990+13.43%+5.32% since 2009
2009146,212+7.7%+0.45% since 2008
2008145,550+7.21%+1.01% since 2007
2000135,758The Last Census

More information can be found on the Centre County Census Page for Centre County.


Below are some of the communities located in Centre County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Centre County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
State College   39,89838,4203.85% increase  
Bellefonte   6,1736,3953.47% decrease  
Philipsburg   2,9323,0564.06% decrease  
Milesburg   1,1191,1875.73% decrease  
Centre Hall   1,0671,0791.11% decrease  

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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