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.
The population of the State College Metropolitan Statistical Area was 153,990 in the 2010 U. In addition to higher education, other industries in the area include health care, retail, hospitality services, construction, and government.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.Other notable employers include the Federal Government (448 employees), YMCA (437 employees), Wegmans (420 employees), Accu Weather (370 employees), Mc Donald's (298 employees), Minitab (279 employees), Giant Food Stores (251 employees), Sheetz (237 employees), Raytheon (228 employees), Darden Restaurants (200 employees), Penn State Hershey Medical Group (190 employees), State College Borough Government (189 employees) and Centre Area Transportation Authority (178 employees).Streets are closed off and lined with booths where people can buy paintings, pottery, jewelry, and other hand-made goods.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.This is the most ice luminaries in any one location to date.The previous record was held by Vuollerim, Sweden, with 2,652 ice luminaries.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).