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State College, Pennsylvania
Downtown State College, during 2005 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
Coordinates: 40°47′29″N 77°51′31″W / 40.79139, -77.85861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Incorporated 1896
Government
 - Mayor Bill Welch
Area
 - Total 4.5 sq mi (11.8 km²)
Elevation 1,200 ft (365 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 38,420
 - Density 8,537/sq mi (3,256/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.statecollegepa.us/

State College, Pennsylvania, is a borough in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the principal city of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Centre county. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 38,420, (estimated 38,720 in 2007) and roughly double that total lived in the borough plus the surrounding townships. Of that population, 20,011 or 52.1% are males and 18,409 or 47.9% are females.City Data. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1551 KB) Summary Downtown State College during Art Festival 2005. ... The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is held each year in State College, PA and on the adjacent campus of Penn State University. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2680x1652, 78 KB) Other versions Image:Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Centre_County. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... List of Pennsylvania counties: Pennsylvania counties Adams County, formed in 1800 from parts of York County. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... State college has multiple meanings. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... Female is a sex that denotes an animal which produces egg cells in order to reproduce. ...


The town is dominated economically and demographically by the presence of the main campus of the Pennsylvania State University, more often referred to as Penn State. Happy Valley is an often-used term to refer to the State College area, including the borough and the townships of College, Harris, Patton, and Ferguson. This article is about the state-related university. ...


The area is served by University Park Airport. University Park Airport (IATA: SCE, ICAO: KUNV) is a public airport located in central Pennsylvannia. ...

Contents

History

State College evolved from village to town to serve the needs of the fledgling Pennsylvania State College, founded as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania in 1855. Since then, the school has grown into a major university, renamed in 1953 The Pennsylvania State University, also known as Penn State. State College was incorporated as a borough on August 29, 1896 and has since grown with the university. Borough and university share a symbiotic relationship. In 1973 State College adopted a home rule charter which took effect in 1976. The areas outside of State College are filled with historic towns and villages, immense tracts of farmland, and an expanse of mountains and forests. This article is about the state-related university. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ...


The university has a post office address of University Park, PA, which is sometimes a cause for confusion. When Penn State changed its name from College to University in 1953, its president, Milton S. Eisenhower, sought to persuade the town to change its name as well. A referendum failed to yield a majority for any of the choices for a new name, and so the town remains State College. After this, Penn State requested a new name for its on-campus post office in the Hetzel Union Building from the U.S. Post Office Department. The post office, which has since moved across a street to the McAllister Building, is the official home of zip code 16802 (University Park). The new zip code was granted directly by President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the request of his younger brother Milton S. Eisenhower . Milton Stover Eisenhower (September 15, 1899 - May 2, 1985) served as president of three major American universities. ... The Hetzel Union Building, commonly referred to as the HUB is the student union building centrally located on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Mr. ...


General Information

  • ZIP Codes: State College: 16801, 16803; Penn State University: 16802
  • Area Code: 814
  • Local Phone Exchanges: 231, 234, 235, 237, 238, 272, 278, 861, 863, 865, 867

Geography and climate

State College is at 40°47′29″N 77°51′31″W / 40.79139, -77.85861 (40.791261, -77.858740). The elevation is approximately 1,200 feet (370 m) above sea level.GR1 According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 11.8 km² (4.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Temperatures in State College average 27 °F (−3 °C) in January and 71 °F (22 °C) in July. Annual precipitation is about 39 inches (99 cm), and about 29 inches (74 cm) of snow a year falls in the city.[1]

Weather averages for State College, Pennsylvania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 35 (2) 36 (2) 46 (8) 58 (14) 70 (21) 78 (26) 82 (28) 80 (27) 73 (23) 62 (17) 48 (9) 37 (3) 59 (15)
Average low °F (°C) 20 (-7) 20 (-7) 28 (-2) 38 (3) 48 (9) 56 (13) 61 (16) 59 (15) 52 (11) 42 (6) 32 (0) 23 (-5) 40 (4)
Precipitation inch (mm) 2.9 (73.7) 2.5 (63.5) 3.4 (86.4) 3.4 (86.4) 4.1 (104.1) 4 (101.6) 3.8 (96.5) 3.5 (88.9) 2.9 (73.7) 2.9 (73.7) 2.7 (68.6) 2.7 (68.6) 38.8 (985.5)
Source: Weatherbase[1] November 2007

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 38,420 people, 12,024 households, and 3,306 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,267.4/km² (8,459.3/mi²). There were 12,488 housing units at an average density of 1,062.0/km² (2,749.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.31% White, 3.69% African American, 0.15% Native American, 8.77% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 3.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 12,024 households out of which 10.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.4% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 72.5% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% 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 2.69. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The age distribution of State College, overwhelmingly influenced by Penn State, was: 5.8% under the age of 18, 65.5% from 18 to 24, 16.2% from 25 to 44, 6.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $21,186, and the median income for a family was $54,949. Males had a median income of $34,388 versus $27,219 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,155. 46.9% of the population and 9.7% 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. However, traditional measures of poverty can be very misleading when applied to a community like State College which is dominated by students. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

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Happy Valley

"Happy Valley" is sometimes used as shorthand for State College, Pennsylvania. Commentators referring to Penn State athletic events often give the location as "Happy Valley" rather than mentioning State College or the specific campus facility.

The Corner of College Avenue and Allen Street in downtown State College, taken from the gates of Campus.
The Corner of College Avenue and Allen Street in downtown State College, taken from the gates of Campus.

In a survey conducted in the late 1980s by Psychology Today, State College was ranked as one of the least stressful places in the United States. A more recent rating put State College 19th among "50 Smart Places to Live[1]." The same source states: "Sperling's BestPlaces research group has previously ranked State College the No.1 safest small city in America, and Forbes, thanks in large part to the tremendous amount of research conducted at the University, listed State College among the top 10 smaller metro areas in which to start a career or business[2]." In 2007, CNN Money said State College was the number one "single" city based on percentage of unmarried people living there. [3] Even more statistics about State College are available at: http://www.bestplaces.net/zip-code/?zip=16801&city=State_College_PA[4]. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Statistical surveys are used to collect quantitative information about items in a population. ... Cover of April 2004 issue of Psychology Today. ... In medical terms, stress is the disruption of homeostasis through physical or psychological stimuli. ...


In the August issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, State College received honorable mention in best music scenes throughout the country. Bands formed in State College include Axum, The Bullet Parade [5], Cootie Brown, The Earthtones, Emily's Toybox, Holy Mary, Mother of Bert, Katsu, The Nightcrawlers, Blasting Trout Overbite, Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band, and The Rustlanders. This article is about the music magazine. ... Katsu (sometimes KATSU) was an American rock band from State College, Pennsylvania from 2001-2006. ...


Otto's Pub & Brewery, located in State College, was voted #37 on the "Top 50 Places to Have A Pint" in the United States in 2003 by BeerAdvocate.com.[6] In addition to this, the 2006 survey listed Zeno's Pub, a local bar, in the top 50 as well. Ottos Pub & Brewery is a microbrewery and brewpub in State College, Pennsylvania, two miles from the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ...


Ye Olde College Diner, located in State College, was voted #3 on the "Best Places to Eat a Sticky Bun" in the United States in 2005 by Pastrypoll.com. It is a place of Penn State tradition that dates back to 1929. The diner serves grilled stickeys. Many alumni come back here well after they have graduated from Penn State. The Diner was closed briefly in August 2007 by Centre County due to health code violations, but re-opened after five days. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ...


Baby's Burgers & Shakes is a 50's style diner located down town, and was once featured in a Visa commercial, saying that they don't accept American Express. There are dozens more interesting restaurants and bars unique to State College, most of which are concentrated in the down town area. Visa is a brand of credit card and debit card operated by the Visa International Service Association of San Francisco, California, USA, an economic joint venture of 21,000 financial institutions that issue and market Visa products. ... American Express (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx or Amex, is a diversified global financial services company, headquartered in New York City. ...


The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, usually referred to simply as Arts Fest, is held down town every July. The 5 day long festival features artists from around the country and draws more than 125,000 visitors. Many streets are closed off and lined with booths where people can buy paintings, pottery, jewelry, and a variety of other hand made goods. There are also numerous musical performances and plays to take in, and food vendors selling everything from funnel cakes to Indian cuisine.


Famous people from State College

Tawni ODell is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, the last of which was an Oprahs Book Club pick (March 2000) and a Book of the Month Club Main Selection. ... Joshua Leonard in The Blair Witch Project (1999) Leonard at the premiere of Men of Honor (2000) Joshua Leonard (born 17 June 1975) is an American actor, most famous for his role in The Blair Witch Project. ... The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 independent horror film, financed and distributed by Artisan Entertainment. ... Madhouse is a 2004 movie starring Joshua Leonard, directed and co-written by William Butler. ... Jesse Fritsch (born December 1, 1978 in Boulder, Colorado) is a professional American skateboarder. ... A standard skateboard An old-school skateboard A skateboard is a four wheeled platform used for the activity of skateboarding. ... Si Kahn is a singer-songwriter and activist. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as involvement in action to bring about change, be it social, political, environmental, or other change. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Larry Alphonso Johnson, Jr. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... La Plata is a town in Charles County, Maryland, United States. ... ALMS driver Butch Leitzinger of Dyson Racing Robert Franklin Butch Leitzinger (born February 28, 1969 in Homestead, Pennsylvania) is a professional racecar driver. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Eric Robert Milton (born August 4, 1975 in State College, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... James Morrow (born 1947) is an award-winning fiction author. ... For the song from The Rocky Horror Show, see Science Fiction/Double Feature. ... Dr. Joel N. Myers founded AccuWeather in 1962 and is also the CEO and President of the company, which is one of the most well known weather forecasting companies in the world. ... AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. ... James Joseph O’Hora (born February 16, 1915) was an American college football coach for over 30 years. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Vance Packard (May 22, 1914 - December 12, 1996) was an American journalist, social critic, and author. ... Bold text McClures Magazine (cover, Jan, 1901) published many early muckraker articles. ... Joseph Vincent Paterno (born December 21, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York), nicknamed JoePa, is the head coach of Pennsylvania State Universitys college football team, a position he has held since 1966. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... Rene Portland is currently the womens basketball coach at Penn State. ... Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao (born September 10, 1920) is a famous Indian statistician and currently professor emeritus at Penn State University. ... A statistic (singular) is the result of applying a statistical algorithm to a set of data. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... Matthew Jerome Suhey(Born:1958) was a fullback/running back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ...

Points of interest

The American Philatelic Society (APS) is the largest nonprofit stamp collecting society in the world, with over 47,000 members as of 2003. ... Beaver Stadium is an outdoor football stadium located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. ... Bryce Jordan Center is a 15,261-seat multi-purpose arena in University Park, Pennsylvania. ... The Hetzel Union Building, commonly referred to as the HUB is the student union building centrally located on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is a baseball stadium located on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... League New York-Penn League Division Pinckney Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Previous home ballparks Skylands Park City University Park, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors navy blue, gold, yellow, cardinal red Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design The... Mount Nittany is the common name for Nittany Mountain, a prominent geographic feature in Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... The Mount Nittany Medical Center is a hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. ... Old Main Old Main, originally called Main Building and first built in 1863, was the first major building of the Pennsylvania State University. ... This article is about the state-related university. ... The new Creamery, located in the new Food Science Building, opened in 2006. ... The Schlow Centre Region Library, formerly known as the State College Public Library, serves the State College, Pennsylvania area. ... Tussey Mountain is a stratigraphic ridge in central Pennsylvania, United States, running east of the Bald Eagle Brush, Dunning and Evitts Mountain ridges. ...

Media

Newspapers

The Centre Daily Times is a daily newspaper located in State College, Pa, in the United States. ...

Magazines

Web Media

Television

State College is part of the Johnstown/Altoona/State College television market, which is currently ranked #98 in the nation.

Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ...

Radio

The State College, PA radio market is ranked #255 in the nation. The following box contains a list of radio stations in State College.

  • WPSU-FM Public Radio (Classical, Folk, Jazz, Blues, NPR)
  • WPSU2-FM HD Radio - Jazz, News, Public Affairs
  • WFGY-FM Country
  • WZWW-FM Hot Adult Contemporary
  • WBUS-FM Classic Rock
  • WQWK-FM Active Rock
  • WOWY-FM Oldies
  • WJOW-FM New Country
  • WRSC-AM News Talk Information
  • WLTS-FM Soft Adult Contemporary
  • WMAJ-AM All Sports
  • WBHV-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio
  • WBLF-AM News Talk Information
  • WGMR-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio
  • WALY-FM Oldies
  • WIEZ-AM News Talk Information
  • WPHB-AM Country
  • WQBR-FM Country
  • WSGY-FM Country
  • WWOT-FM Pop Contemporary Hit Radio

(Source: http://www.arbitron.com/home/ratings.htm, State College market)

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Entertainment

Local bars include:

  • Allen Street Grill - an upscale restaurant featuring a piano bar
  • Bill Pickles Tap Room
  • Cell Block - trendy music, dancing
  • The Brewery, inc. - live music and performance art with a moderately diverse selection of beer.
  • Chumley's - State College's only alternative lifestyle bar
  • Player's Nite Club - playing top 40 dance.
  • The Phyrst - an Irish-style pub.
  • The Saloon - 101 Heister St.
  • The University Resident Theatre Company (URTC). The School of Theatre at Penn State.
  • Zenos Pub - voted in Playboy magazine as one of the United States top 50 places to have a beer.
  • Zola New World Bistro - Upscale fusion cuisine and cocktail bar, featuring live jazz on Friday nights.

Sports

Collegiate Sports/NCAA

Penn State University Logo. ... Head Coach Joe Paterno 42nd Year, 363-121-3 Home Stadium Beaver Stadium Capacity 107,282 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1887 Athletic Director Tim Curley Website GoPSUSports. ...

Minor League Baseball

Image File history File links SCSpikes. ... League New York-Penn League Division Pinckney Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Previous home ballparks Skylands Park City University Park, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors navy blue, gold, yellow, cardinal red Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design The... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... League New York-Penn League Division Pinckney Division Year founded 1988 Major League affiliation Pittsburgh Pirates Home ballpark Medlar Field at Lubrano Park Previous home ballparks Skylands Park City University Park, Pennsylvania Current uniform colors navy blue, gold, yellow, cardinal red Previous uniform colors navy blue, red Logo design The... This article is about the baseball team. ...

Correctional facility

State College is located not far from the State Correctional Institution - Rockview, which is known as the state penitentiary, or the "state pen" (Source: [7], reference to "state pen" being near Penn State). The Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Rockview is located off Pennsylvania Route 26 north of State College, at the foot of Mount Nittany in the Nittany Valley. ...


Economy

Major Employers

AccuWeather is a large American company that provides weather forecasting services. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... C-COR (NASDAQ: CCBL) is a communication services company incorporated in 1953 and based in State College, Pennsylvania. ... The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is a mass transit agency that provides bus transportation within State College, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University, as well as the surrounding areas in Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... Circuit City (NYSE: CC) is a dealer and retailer in brand-name consumer electronics, personal computers, and entertainment software. ... General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[2]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ... For other meanings of the word giant, see Giant (disambiguation) Giants are humanoid creatures of prodigious size and strength, a type of legendary monster that appear in the tales of many different races and cultures. ... Minitab is a computer program designed to perform basic and advanced statistical functions. ... The Mount Nittany Medical Center is a hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (RIIS, IIS) is a business of Raytheon. ... Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (RIIS, IIS) is a business of Raytheon Company. ... SRI Internationals main campus on Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, California SRI International is one of the worlds largest contract research institutions. ... State College Area School District is the only school district in the State College area. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. ...

Shopping

Retail

State College has many shopping areas, most notably:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...

Government and Politics

State and National Level

At the state and national levels, State College is served by Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. The current incumbent is John E. Peterson. Pennsylvanias fifth district is currently the largest of all of Pennsylvanias congressional districts. ... John E. Peterson (b. ...


County Level

At the county level, Centre County, Pennsylvania's county seat is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Bellefonte is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Local Level

At the local level, the Borough of State College Government is currently run by the following elected officials:

  • Mayor: Bill Welch
  • President of Council: Catherine G. Dauler
  • Council Members:
    • Thomas E. Daubert
    • Ronald Filippelli
    • Elizabeth A. Goreham
    • Donald M. Hahn
    • Craig R. Humphrey
    • Jeffrey R. Kern

(Source: http://www.statecollegepa.us/)


(Source: http://www.statecollegepa.us/index.asp?NID=31)


Law Enforcement

The law enforcement arm of the Borough of State College is the State College Police Department, served by Chief Thomas R. King.


The Alpha Fire Department operates out of 3 houses and responds with 5 engines, 2 trucks, 1 heavy rescue and 2 tankers. The Departments annual run total is 1000.


Education

Public Schools

State College is served by the State College Area School District. [8] State College Area School District is the only school district in the State College area. ...


Private Schools

There are also a variety of private schools, including the State College Friends School[9], Nittany Christian School[10], and Our Lady of Victory Catholic school.


Higher Education

See Penn State University. The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ...


Other Colleges Near State College

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly referred to as Bloomsburg, Bloom or BU, is an public university located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. ... Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a liberal arts university in Clarion, Pennsylvania, and one of fourteen universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). ... Indiana University of Pennsylvania (or IUP) is a public university located in the borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, sixty miles northeast of Pittsburgh. ... Juniata College is a small private liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. ... Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, commonly abbreviated LHU, is a state university in Lock Haven, a town in central Pennsylvania located along the Susquehanna river, and is roughly thirty miles from the major towns of Williamsport and State College. ... Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is one of the fourteen state universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ...

Libraries

State College is served by the following libraries:

  • Aaronsburg Public Library
  • American Philatelic Research Library
  • Centre County Book Mobile
  • Centre Hall Area Branch Library
  • Holt Memorial Library
  • Pennsylvania State University Libraries
    • Pattee Library (main library)
    • Hammond Library (engineering)
    • Pollock Library (study library)
    • Paterno Library
  • Schlow Centre Region Library (http://schlowlibrary.org/)
  • The Centre County Library

(Source: http://www.statecollege.com/business/directory.phtml?cat_id=349&Index=L) Pattee Library Pattee Library Penn State Universitys main library which was built in 1937-1940. ... The Schlow Centre Region Library, formerly known as the State College Public Library, serves the State College, Pennsylvania area. ...


Hospitals

HealthSouth Corporation NYSE: HLS, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the nations largest healthcare services provider. ... The Mount Nittany Medical Center is a hospital in State College, Pennsylvania. ...

Infrastructure

Roads

State College is served by:

Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Interstate 99 (abbreviated I-99) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System in central Pennsylvania. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... This Pennsylvania state route article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject Pennsylvania State Highways. ... This Pennsylvania state route article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject Pennsylvania State Highways. ... Boalsburg is a census-designated place located in Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Grove Mills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...

Airport

The closest airport is the University Park Airport. University Park Airport (IATA: SCE, ICAO: KUNV) is a public airport located in central Pennsylvannia. ...


Mass Transportation

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is a mass transit agency that provides bus transportation within State College, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University, as well as the surrounding areas in Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...

See also

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is held each year in State College, PA and on the adjacent campus of Penn State University. ... State College Area High School is the only public high school in the State College Area School District. ...

References

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • State College, Pennsylvania is at coordinates 40°47′29″N 77°51′32″W / 40.791261, -77.85874Coordinates: 40°47′29″N 77°51′32″W / 40.791261, -77.85874
  • Scasd.org, the Web site of the State College Area School District Scasd
  • StateCollegeKids.com, Original Online Family Guide for State College, PA
  • StateCollegeForum.com, Free discussion forum for anyone interested in what is going in the State College area.

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State College, Pennsylvania (814 words)
State College, affectionately referred to as "Happy Valley", is located 42 miles northeast of Altoona, 86 miles northeast of Johnstown, and 90 miles northwest of Harrisburg.
The city of Pittsburgh is 136 miles to the west and Philadelphia 193 miles to the east, placing State College roughly in the middle of the state's two most prominent cities.
State College is served by the following highways: Interstate 80, U.S. Route 220, U.S. Route 322, and Pennsylvania State Highways 26 and 45.
Encyclopedia4U - State College, Pennsylvania - Encyclopedia Article (532 words)
State College is a borough located in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
State College was created as a town to serve the needs of the fledgling Pennsylvania State Farmers' High School, founded in 1855.
The areas outside of State College are filled with historic towns and villages, immense tracts of farmland, and some of the most beautiful mountains and forests in the eastern United States.
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