Centre County PA Information


Centre County Subdivisions

Centre County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 166,313
Population in Households 147,007
Population in Familes 95,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,306
Population Density2 150
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $53,569
Average Household Income $75,903
Per Capita Income $28,876


Total Housing Units 67,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,486 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,908 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,149 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $214,330
Average Home Value $262,066


Total Households 61,394
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 32,765
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 0.94% 0.82%
Households 0.78% 0.88%
Families 0.57% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


Centre County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centre County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 22 69th
Population Density # 33 52nd
Diversity Index # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 25 64th
Per Capita Income # 22 69th

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