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
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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