Latest Data (2017)
Population 42,430
Nationwide Rank 901

Quick Facts

State College, Pennsylvania is the 901st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

State College, Pennsylvania is a borough.

State College, Pennsylvania is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 State College had its largest population ever.

State College, Pennsylvania's growth is about average. 45% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

State College, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
891 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 42,809 1.3%
892 Brea, California 42,777 20.3%
893 Bell Gardens, California 42,747 -3.1%
894 Prescott, Arizona 42,731 24.3%
895 The Colony, Texas 42,721 57.7%
896 Kearny, New Jersey 42,670 5.3%
897 Brentwood, Tennessee 42,667 61.9%
898 Goose Creek, South Carolina 42,619 35.0%
899 Pittsfield, Massachusetts 42,591 -6.8%
900 Fairfield, Ohio 42,566 1.0%
901 State College, Pennsylvania 42,430 10.5%
902 Rancho Palos Verdes, California 42,364 2.7%
903 Wake Forest, North Carolina 42,269 223.2%
904 Mankato, Minnesota 42,264 29.7%
905 Burlington, Vermont 42,239 6.0%
906 Moline, Illinois 42,231 -3.9%
907 Edmonds, Washington 42,209 6.7%
908 Urbana, Illinois 41,989 10.9%
909 Midland, Michigan 41,950 0.3%
910 Coppell, Texas 41,941 14.6%
911 Sherman, Texas 41,917 19.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
447 Scranton 77,605 2.3%
465 Bethlehem 75,707 6.2%
631 Lancaster 59,708 5.1%
782 Harrisburg 49,192 0.6%
867 York 44,132 6.9%
870 Altoona 44,098 -10.7%
901 State College 42,430 10.5%
934 Wilkes-Barre 40,806 -5.0%
1112 Norristown 34,510 10.1%
1122 Chester 34,077 -7.5%
1181 Bethel Park 32,404 -3.1%
1326 Williamsport 28,462 -7.0%
1355 Monroeville 27,716 -5.3%
1375 Plum 27,258 1.1%
1383 Easton 27,109 3.3%
1456 Lebanon 25,770 5.4%
1526 Hazleton 24,723 6.2%
1640 Pottstown 22,741 3.9%
1676 New Castle 22,069 -15.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 42,430 901
2016 41,992 901
2015 42,161 888
2014 42,100 878
2013 41,757 877
2012 41,983 869
2011 41,998 865
2010 42,034 852
2009 39,898 886
2008 39,926 874
2007 39,348 879
2006 40,010 853
2005 38,832 862
2004 39,127 849
2003 39,766 829
2002 39,547 831
2001 38,147 854
2000 38,387 842
1990 38,988 699