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State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is currently the largest designated borough in Pennsylvania. It is the principal borough of the six municipalities comprising the State College Metropolitan Statistical 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 United States Census. In the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034 with approximately 105,000 living in the borough plus 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 are not specifically part of the borough of State College. State College is a college town, dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Though "Happy Valley" is another often-used term to refer to the State College area, the term also includes the borough and the townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson. In 2013, State College was ranked as the third-safest metropolitan area in the United States by the CQ Press. In 2016, State College was ranked the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

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Facts and Stats for State College*

  • Pollution Statistics in State College

    Know the pollution level of State College before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • State College: Crime and Safety

    How safe is State College for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in State College.

    • Burglary and Theft 15 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in State College - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 77.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 33.62 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.68 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.07 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 132.27 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in State College

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in State College

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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