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Welcome to State College ...

State College is located in Centre County.

The location of State College has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, State College has a population of 42,430 people<2> (see below for details).

State College is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: State College lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, State College had a population of 42,034 people (which is 27.3% of the total population of Centre County). This makes State College the county's most populous community.

The population of State College represents 0.33% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,034 people, the population of State College increased 9.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,420 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, State College had an population of 42,430 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.44% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for State College.

Communities near State College ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from State College and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Bellefonte   [Map]   6,308   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burnham   [Map]   2,006   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Centre Hall   [Map]   1,251   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Howard   [Map]   736   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Milesburg   [Map]   1,088   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   471   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for State College.

Communities Also Named State College ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named State College - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for State College.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around State College. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of State College. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around State College. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for State College:

Websites for State College ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for State College ...

Looking for more information about State College? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for State College, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for State College.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State College:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for State College.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around State College - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- State College) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for State College. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from State College

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State College. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7945, Longitude: -77.8578     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State College have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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