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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Attractive setting
-Educated population

Cons

-Isolation
-Narrow employment base
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About State College Metro Area


Not surprisingly, the name State College is fairly self explanatory. The town is built around gigantic Penn State University, which provides the town with the usual college amenities, steady employment and sports entertainment. At some 40,000 plus in number, the student body outnumbers the town’s non-student population (which is highly educated, almost 40% possessing four year or graduate-level degrees).


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Quick Facts About State College


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in State College is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. State College jobs have Increased by 0.93 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, State College's cost of living is 13.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, State College's population is 42,161 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in State College is $270,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 25.37 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    State College public schools spend $17,108 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13 students per teacher in State College.

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  6/5/2011
Some will excel here. Check here to see if you wi

State College is a small "safe" town, you will always see friends, coworkers, physicians, mechanics, supervisors...at the doctor's office, in the store, near your home,... (Read More)

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  4/20/2010
NEVER A DULL MOMENT

I lived in State College, PA all my life untill 2006 when we finally moved south where it was warmer. State College itself is a fun place to be when it comes to football... (Read More)

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  2/24/2009
Nice enough town, just not for me

Well, I've been in State College for about 6 months now, having relocated from Phoenix when my fiance got a job at Penn State. It's definitely got some good points:... (Read More)

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