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Centre County Demographics

Centre County is located in the central portion of Pennsylvania. It is part of the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Centre County was created on Feb. 13, 1800, from parts of Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin and Northumberland counties and named for its central location in the state. The county seat is Bellefonte.

Centre County population: 158,742

Area in square miles: 1,109.92

Persons per square mile: 138.7

Women: 48.1 percent

Men: 51.9 percent

Median age: 29.3

High school graduates: 92.7 percent

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.4 percent

Median household income: $50,336

Median home value of owner-occupied housing units: $192,600

Average household size: 2.40 people

Average family size: 2.88

Mean travel time to work in minutes (16 years and older): 19.9

Enrolled in college or graduate school: 41,590

Residents born in another country: 10,840

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