Centre County PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
158,665
0.135% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.3
0.597% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17%
0.836% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,087
7.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,800
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
70,889
1.24% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Centre County PUMA, PA had a population of 159k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $70,087. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Centre County PUMA, PA declined from 158,879 to 158,665, a −0.135% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,995 to $70,087, a 7.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Centre County PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), and White (Hispanic) (1.57%).

12.8% of the households in Centre County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Centre County PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Centre County PUMA, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,826 degrees awarded in 2022), Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (5,143 degrees), and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (144 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Centre County PUMA, PA was $289,800, and the homeownership rate was 62.6%.

Most people in Centre County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Centre County PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Centre County PUMA, PA is home to a population of 159k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.32% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (13.2k people).

In 2022, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Centre County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Centre County PUMA, PA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,462 households), Spanish (3,295 households), and Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (2,668 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
75,167
Women
47.4%
83,570
Men
52.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 158,737 inhabitants, with 52.6% men, and 47.4% women.

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Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Centre County PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 529
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.81k ± 330
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.03k ± 389
3.12%
Hispanic Population
4.95k people

In 2022, there were 13.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Centre County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.12% of the people in Centre County PUMA, PA are hispanic (4.95k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    3,394 ± 1,415 people
  2. India
    840 ± 710 people
  3. Korea
    802 ± 694 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Centre County PUMA, PA was China, the natal country of 3,394 Centre County PUMA, PA residents, followed by India with 840 and Korea with 802.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
13.2k people
7.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people

As of 2022, 8.32% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents (13.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA was 7.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,462 households (2.92%)
  2. Spanish
    3,295 households (2.15%)
  3. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    2,668 households (1.74%)

12.8% of the households in Centre County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Centre County PUMA, PA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 2.92% of the households in Centre County PUMA, PA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,315 ± 339
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,759 ± 325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,055 ± 209

Centre County PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Centre County PUMA, PA employs 70.9k people. The largest industries in Centre County PUMA, PA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (17,306 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,679 people), and Construction (2,762 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($187,079), Offices of physicians ($151,025), and Miscellaneous paper & pulp products ($141,275).

Males in Centre County PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,828. The income inequality in Centre County PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.496, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,712
Women
47.1%
39,015
Men
52.9%

The workforce of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2020 was 73,727 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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Occupations

70.9k
2022 Value
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± −1.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Centre County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 71.8k employees to 70.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Centre County PUMA, PA, are Postsecondary teachers (7,011 people), Cashiers (1,753 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,615 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Centre County PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

70.9k
2022 Value
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± −1.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Centre County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 71.8k employees to 70.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Centre County PUMA, PA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (17,306 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,679 people), and Construction (2,762 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Centre County PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Centre County PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,381
Median earning men ± $2,539
$36,290
Median earning women ± $1,879

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,143), Public Administration ($71,179), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,980).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($96,111), Information ($85,563), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,773).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Centre County PUMA, PA awarded 19,215 degrees. The student population of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 33,528 male students and 30,882 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Centre County PUMA, PA are White (12,369 and 74.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,238 and 7.43%), Asian (1,154 and 6.93%), and Black or African American (805 and 4.83%).

The largest universities in Centre County PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (13,826 and 72%), Pennsylvania State University-World Campus (5,143 and 26.8%), and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (144 and 0.749%).

The most popular majors in Centre County PUMA, PA are Information Science (700 and 3.64%), Computer & Information Systems Security (641 and 3.34%), and General Psychology (600 and 3.12%).

The median tuition cost in Centre County PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $17,170 for in-state students and $26,578 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Centre County PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 55.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 64,410 (52.1% men and 47.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 64,410 students enrolled in Centre County PUMA, PA, 52.1% men and 47.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 39,159 records, of which 48.8% were women and 51.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 600 degrees awarded
  2. 563 degrees awarded
  3. 538 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Centre County PUMA, PA was General Psychology with 600 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,826 degrees awarded
  2. 5,143 degrees awarded
  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus with 13,826 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 9,867 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Centre County PUMA, PA, which is 1.06 times more than the 9,348 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 12,369 degrees mean that there were 9.99 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,238 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($19,332) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($549) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.312% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (40.9k), Some college (33.2k), and Bachelors Degree (25.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Centre County PUMA, PA was $289,800 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $254,500 to $289,800, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Centre County PUMA, PA is 62.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Centre County PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Centre County PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Centre County PUMA, PA is $70,087. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Centre County PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$289,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,991
$36,460
Median Property Taxes
±$1,262

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Rent vs Own

62.6%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.6% of the housing units in Centre County PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Centre County PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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Household Income

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$70,087
Median Household Income
± $1,941
58.3k
Number of Households
± 1,678

In 2022, the median household income of the 58.3k households in Centre County PUMA, PA grew to $70,087 from the previous year's value of $64,995.

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Wage Distribution

0.496
2022 Wage GINI in Centre County PUMA, PA
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in Centre County PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Centre County PUMA, PA was 0.496 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.282% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Centre County PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Centre County PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.94%)

In 2022, 66.5% of workers in Centre County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.94%).

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Centre County PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Centre County PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Centre County PUMA, PA (23.7k out of 139k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Centre County PUMA, PA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Centre County PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 8.96% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 33.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.69%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
8.96%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA grew by 1.35% from 5.62% to 5.69%.

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