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.
The university has a post office address of University Park, Pennsylvania.
When Penn State changed its name from College to University in 1953, its president, Milton S.
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.
State College has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa).
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.
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 income and poverty can be very misleading when applied to a community like State College which is dominated by students. Pennsylvania State University is the largest single employer in the region, employing over 26,000 full- and part-time workers in 2015.
3.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.
22,681 or 54.0% of borough residents were males and 19,353 or 46.0% were females.
Eisenhower, sought to persuade the town to change its name as well.