Nittany, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nittany, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Nittany Census Designated Place had a population of 665 as of July 1, 2017. Nittany ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nittany is located at latitude 40.9947 and longitude -77.5521 in Centre County. The formal boundaries for the Nittany Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Centre County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Nittany Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584493) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Nittany Census Designated Place is located within Township of Walker, a minor civil division (MCD) of Centre County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nittany population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nittany: Nittany Hall.

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Nittany, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 665
Daytime Population: Workers 100
Daytime Population: Residents 361
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 461
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 665
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $52,142
Average Household Income $60,171
Per Capita Income $22,861


Total Housing Units 293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $190,000
Average Home Value $212,823


Total Households 276
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.27%
Households 0.15% 0.29%
Families 0.75% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Nittany, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nittany to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1168 34th
Population Density # 1431 19th
Diversity Index # 1404 20th
Median Household Income # 843 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1342 24th

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