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Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Centre County, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 162,385
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 162,385
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 154,005
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 153,990
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
14.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.9%
Female persons, percent
47.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
85.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 8,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 8.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 67,398
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 61.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $220,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,554
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $539
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $966
Building permits, 2019 441
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 57,908
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 75.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 81.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 94.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 44.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 288,988
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 767,442
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,053,482
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 538,858
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,748,674
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,269
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $58,055
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $29,432
Persons in poverty, percent
18.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 3,365
Total employment, 2018 46,473
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 1,862,665
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 10,321
All firms, 2012 12,182
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,216
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,436
Minority-owned firms, 2012 749
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,863
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,055
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 10,278
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 138.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,109.92
FIPS Code 42027
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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