Centre County PA Information


Centre County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 164,029
Daytime Population: Workers 80,814
Daytime Population: Residents 89,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 144,396
Population in Familes 94,463
Population in Group Qrtrs 19,633
Population Density2 148
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $52,232
Average Household Income $74,039
Per Capita Income $28,245


Total Housing Units 66,897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,382 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,237 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,278 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $209,763
Average Home Value $256,862


Total Households 60,619
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 32,569
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 0.87% 0.68%
Households 0.71% 0.76%
Families 0.57% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.71%


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, 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 # 22 69th
Population Density # 33 52nd
Diversity Index # 21 70th
Median Household Income # 25 64th
Per Capita Income # 22 69th

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