State College, borough (1990 pop. 38,923), Centre co., central Pa., surrounded by farmland; settled 1859, inc. 1896. Manufacturing includes electronic products, foods, chemicals, and bottled water. Agricultural products include grain, vegetables, livestock, and dairy products. State College is the seat of the extensive main campus of Pennsylvania State Univ. Nearby are a state park and other recreational areas.
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