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Welcome to State College ...

State College is located in Centre County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, State College has a population of 42,160 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

Websites for State College ...

Official Website: www.gov.state-college.pa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, State College had an population of 42,160 people. This is an increase of 0.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, State College had a population of 42,034 people (or 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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near State College ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near State College.

  • Bellefonte [Centre County]
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    • Bellefonte [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of State College
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellefonte<5>
  • Burnham [Mifflin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnham
    • Burnham [Mifflin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of State College
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnham<5>
  • Centre Hall [Centre County]
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    • Centre Hall [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of State College
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,228 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre Hall<5>
  • Milesburg [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milesburg
    • Milesburg [Centre County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of State College
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,076 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milesburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Snow Shoe [Centre County]
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      • Snow Shoe [Centre County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of State College
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Shoe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Shoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Shoe<5>
    • Howard [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Centre County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of State College
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<5>
    • Port Matilda [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Matilda
      • Port Matilda [Centre County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of State College
      • Estimated population in 2019: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Matilda have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Matilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Matilda<5>
    • Petersburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Huntingdon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of State College
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<5>
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of State College
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<5>
    • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove Mills
      • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove Mills<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around State College. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for State College.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around State College.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around State College. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for State College.

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 ...

Find a Community within Pennsylvania

About Centre County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State College: www.gov.state-college.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Centre, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for State College.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around State College - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- State College) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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: 40.7966, Longitude: -77.8587    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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