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0.86% growth
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Median Household Income
4.26% growth
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Number of Employees
0.47% growth
Median Property Value
4.46% growth

About the photo: Wetland (north view), Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County.


The economy of Centre County, PA employs 75,670 people. The economy of Centre County, PA is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 2.95; 1.26; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Centre County, PA are Educational Services (20,741), Healthcare & Social Assistance (8,642), and Retail trade (7,718), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,732), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,362), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($40,375).

Median household income in Centre County, PA is $54,407. Males in Centre County, PA have an average income that is 1.67 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,243. The income inequality of Centre County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Centre County, PA. In Centre County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,837. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Centre County, PA is home to a population of 159,178 people, from which 94.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Centre County, PA is composed of 137,126 White residents (86.1%), 9,187 Asian residents (5.77%), 5,526 Black residents (3.47%), 4,390 Hispanic residents (2.76%), and 2,344 Two+ residents (1.47%). The most common foreign languages in Centre County, PA are Chinese (3,327 speakers), Spanish (2,457 speakers), and Other West Germanic (1,243 speakers), but compared to other places, Centre County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,243 speakers), Russian (1,107 speakers), and Chinese (3,327 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Centre County, PA awarded 16,585 degrees. The student population of Centre County, PA is skewed away from females, with 8,651 male students and 7,934 female students. Most students in Centre County, PA are White (11,662 and 70.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (892 and 5.38%), Asian (809 and 4.88%), and Black or African American (781 and 4.71%). The largest universities in Centre County, PA by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,222 and 79.7%), Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (2,953 and 17.8%), and South Hills School of Business & Technology (200 and 1.21%). The most popular majors in Centre County, PA are Information Science (580 and 3.5%), General Psychology (580 and 3.5%), and General Economics (462 and 2.79%). The median tuition costs in Centre County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $16,952 and $31,434 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Centre County, PA is $206,000, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $197,200 to $206,000, a 4.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Centre County, PA is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Centre County, PA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Centre County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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