22,681 or 54.0% of borough residents were males and 19,353 or 46.0% were females.A 2014 estimate had the racial makeup of the borough as 78.9% Non-Hispanic White, 5.6% Black or African American, 0.5% Native American and Alaska Native, 11.5% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 0.8% Some other race, and 2.2% two or more races. Of the 12,610 households, 9.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.2% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 75.6% were non-families.The age distribution of the borough, overwhelmingly influenced by its student population, was 5.1% under the age of 18, 70.6% from 18 to 24, 13.1% from 25 to 44, 6.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the borough was ,513, and the median income for a family was ,953. 46.9% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line.Out of the total population, 10.6% of those under the age of 18 and 2.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.A number of events throughout the year pave the way to February's THON weekend.Blue-White Football Weekend occurs in April and includes a carnival, fireworks, food vendors, the student entertainment stage, live music, a parade, and more.The population density was 9,258.6 people per square mile (3,574.3/km²).There were 13,007 housing units at an average density of 2,865.0 per square mile (1,106.0/km²).
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, commonly referred to as THON, is a 46-hour Dance Marathon that takes place every February on the University Park campus with the purpose of raising money for the Four Diamonds Foundation.It is the principal borough of the six municipalities that make up the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest settlement in Centre County and one of the principal cities of the greater State College-Du Bois 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 part of the borough of State College.After this, Penn State requested a new name for its on-campus post office in the HUB-Robeson Center from the U. Nittany Mountain is part of Pennsylvania's geologic ridge-and-valley province of the Appalachian Mountains.It is (approximately) the geographic center of Pennsylvania, and as a result, Penn State University was founded in State College.33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.71.Annual precipitation averages 39.8 inches (101 cm), with 45.9 inches (117 cm) of annual snowfall on average.there are 42,034 people, 12,610 households, and 3,069 families residing in the borough.On game day, an autograph session with the football student-athletes is held in Beaver Stadium, prior to kickoff of the Blue-White football intrasquad scrimmage game.Some of the other popular annual events in the area include "First Night State College", a New Year's Eve celebration with carved ice sculptures and musical performances that takes place in downtown State College and "Central PA 4th Fest", a day-long event which includes Fourth of July fireworks, crafts, food vendors and entertainers.