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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexState CollegePennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$21,691$30,137$29,829
Median household income$38,076$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$115,645$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,127$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$8,921$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$6,617$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level43.8%13.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in State College is 27% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in State College is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in State College is 50% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in State College is 190% higher than the national average

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      $25,381 $38,076 $76,152
      $36,593 $54,895 $109,790
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      State College median earnings by income bracket

      State College employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.6%2.6%
      Manufacturing sector4.1%4.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.6%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%12.4%
      Public administration1.7%1.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.8%1.8%
      Education, health & social services35.7%35.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Stormstown, PA2,452$124,855125.7%
      Boalsburg, PA4,381$107,81394.9%
      Pine Grove Mills, PA1,635$105,89991.4%
      Houserville, PA1,765$96,82475.0%
      Ramblewood, PA546$87,27357.8%
      State College, PA42,100$38,07631.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC42,121n/a 
      Beverly, MA42,062$84,35452.5%
      Annandale, VA42,240$101,12182.8%
      Odenton, MD42,258$102,53985.3%
      Midland, MI41,922$63,86715.4%
      State College, PA42,100$38,07631.2%
      Source: The State College, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).