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Centre County, Pennsylvania

420 Holmes St Willowbank Office Bldg
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 355-6700
Fax: (814) 355-6980
www.co.centre.pa.us

In central PA, southwest of Williamsport; organized Feb 13, 1800 from Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, and Huntingdon counties. Name Origin: For its location in the geographic center of the state, with the British spelling of the time

Area (sq mi):: 1111.85 (land 1107.53; water 4.32) Population per square mile: 126.90
Population 2005: 140,561 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 9.70% Population 2000: 135,758 (White 90.60%; Black or African American 2.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 4.00%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 5.80%. Median age: 28.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,020; median household $36,165; Population below poverty level: 18.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,048-$25,776
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • State College (39,311)

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