A town in Pennsylvania, State College has slightly more than 42,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average 65% of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. State College ranks as the seventh-youngest city in the state with an average age of just under 28. Only 24% of residents are homeowners in State College, as most rent despite a relatively high average rent of $1,135 a month, considerably higher than the state average of $917.
Many State College residents work in one of two industries: education and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the workforce in the city. State College workers earn an average annual income of almost $52,000, less than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), State College has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree.
Averaging about 18 minutes, the commute time for State College residents is faster than the Pennsylvania average of about 28 minutes. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 16% of residents, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking (14%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number far surpasses the national average.
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