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State College, Pennsylvania

Home rule municipality in Pennsylvania, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a college town, dominated economically, culturally, and demographically by the presence of the University Park campus of Penn State University.

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State College
Downtown State College
Downtown State College
Campus buildings on Burrowes Road
Campus buildings on Burrowes Road
Mural on Heister Street
Mural on Heister Street
Campus building spanning across Atherton Street at White Course
Campus building spanning across Atherton Street at White Course
Nickname(s): 
"Lion Country", "Happy Valley"
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Coordinates: 40°47′29″N 77°51′31″W
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCentre
IncorporatedAugust 29, 1896
Government
  MayorEzra Nanes[1]
Area
  Home rule municipality4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
  Land4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,154 ft (352 m)
Population
  Home rule municipality40,501
  Density8,846.88/sq mi (3,415.50/km2)
  Urban
87,454 (US: 335th)
  Metro
MSA:158,742 (US: 257th)
CSA: 236,577 (US: 124th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
16801, 16802, 16803, 16804, 16805
Area code814 and 582
FIPS code42-73808
School districtState College Area School District
Websitewww.statecollegepa.us
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State College is the largest designated borough in Pennsylvania.[4] It is the principal borough of the six municipalities that make up the State College area, the largest settlement in Centre County and one of the principal cities of the greater State College-DuBois Combined Statistical Area with a combined population of 236,577 as of the 2010 U.S. census. In the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034 with approximately 105,000 living in the borough and the surrounding townships, often referred to locally as the Centre Region. Many of these Centre Region communities also carry a "State College, PA" address although they are not part of the borough.[4] Happy Valley and Lion Country are also used to identify the State College area, including both the borough and townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson.

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