Most Expensive State College Neighborhoods
State College is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 42,100 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, State College is the 15th largest community in Pennsylvania.
State College real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although State College house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
State College is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, State College is a borough of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in State College who work in teaching (19.48%), food service (14.86%) and sales jobs (9.97%).
Also of interest is that State College has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
State College is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in State College have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. State College’s economy is one such example of this.
State College, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the borough.
One of the benefits of State College is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Many people in State College take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the borough, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among State College citizens for affordable transportation.
If knowledge is power, State College is a pretty powerful place. 67.07% of the adults in State College have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in State College in 2010 was $15,915, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,660 for a family of four. However, State College contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. State College also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 49.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.
State College is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call State College home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of State College residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in State College include German, Irish, Italian, English, Polish and Russian.
The most common language spoken in State College is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
|STATE COLLEGE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||12,106|
|STATE COLLEGE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||14.48%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||85.52%|
|TYPE OF STATE COLLEGE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||24.86%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||7.44%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.56%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||58.58%|
|SIZE OF STATE COLLEGE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.31%|
|AGE OF STATE COLLEGE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.70%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||44.62%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||40.01%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||9.67%|
|STATE COLLEGE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$299,831|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,045|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||3.11%|
|$56,001 - $112,000||0.75%|
|$112,001 - $224,000||16.36%|
|$224,001 - $336,000||38.75%|
|$336,001 - $448,000||24.64%|
|$448,001 - $560,000||7.06%|
|$560,001 - $840,000||7.21%|
|$840,001 - $1,120,000||1.81%|
|PEOPLE OF STATE COLLEGE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.83%|
|5 TO 17||3.55%|
|18 TO 24||68.46%|
|25 TO 34||10.27%|
|35 TO 54||8.21%|
|55 TO 64||3.23%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||4.45%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.88%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$26,627|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$15,915|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||49.74%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (35.91%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.33%)
Information Technology (2.16%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.25%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.16%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.88%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.79%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.17%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (19.99%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (87.11%)
Get matched with a pre-screened, customer-rated real estate agent and receive up to $2,000 or more when you buy or sell.
Get the Ultimate Agent…
We screen Real Estate Professionals according to rigorous sales and service benchmarks, and we constantly survey our customers to make sure that Brokers in our elite network are meeting your highest standards. We guarantee it.†
…Plus a Cash Award
How much cash could I get?
Select an option below. You'll hear from us within 1 business hour.
Copyright © 2000-2016 Location Inc®. All the trademarks displayed on this page are the property of Location, Inc®. The NeighborhoodScout® search engine is covered under US Patents No. 7,043,501 and 7,680,859. Our nationally-comparable school ratings are covered under US Patent No. 8,376,755. Other US patent applications are currently pending.