State College is the largest borough in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the principal city of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Centre County. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034, and just over 92,000 lived in the borough plus the surrounding townships often referred to locally as the "Centre Region." 22,681 or 54.0% of borough residents are males and 19,353 or 46.0% are females.
The town is a college town, dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). "Happy Valley" is another often-used term to refer to the State College area, including the borough and the townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson.
In 2010, State College was ranked as the third-safest metropolitan area in the United States by the CQ Press.
- State College, Pennsylvania on Wikipedia