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Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°53′42″N 78°13′09″W / 40.89500°N 78.21917°W / 40.89500; -78.21917
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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
200 block of Presqueisle Street, Philipsburg
200 block of Presqueisle Street, Philipsburg
Location of Philipsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Philipsburg in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Map showing Centre County in Pennsylvania.
Map showing Centre County in Pennsylvania.
Philipsburg is located in Pennsylvania
Philipsburg is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°53′42″N 78°13′09″W / 40.89500°N 78.21917°W / 40.89500; -78.21917
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (borough)1864
 • Total0.88 sq mi (2.28 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,437 ft (438 m)
 • Total2,789
 • Density3,198.39/sq mi (1,235.43/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
Zip Code
Area code814
FIPS code42-60008
GNIS feature ID1215059

Philipsburg is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania. It is located at 40°53′42″N 78°13′09″W / 40.89500°N 78.21917°W / 40.89500; -78.21917 (40.895, -78.2193).[3] It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania metropolitan statistical area. The borough's population was 2,770 at the 2010 census.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square mile (2.1 km2), all land. Major roads which pass through the area are U.S. Route 322 and PA Routes 53, 350, and 504.

Historical landmarks[edit]

Philipsburg is home to a number of sites of renovated historical interest, including the Rowland Theater (located on Front Street), the Union Church and Burial Ground, also known as the "Mud" Church, on Presqueisle Street, the Simler House (on North Second St), and the Hardman Philips House, located off Presqueisle Street near Ninth Street, thought to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Rowland Mansion on South Centre Street is the former home of U.S. Congressman Charles Hedding Rowland. The Philipsburg commercial district underwent a series of renovations including a $1 million street project to revitalize the main shopping district.[4]

The Philipsburg Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,770 people, 1,317 households, and 686 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,462.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,336.9/km2). There were 1,512 housing units at an average density of 1,890/sq mi (720/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.5% White,1.6% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 1,317 households, out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.9% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the borough, the population was spread out, with 19.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,903, and the median income for a family was $42,433. The per capita income for the borough was $23,675. 16.8% of the population and 11.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.8% are under the age of 18 and 8.6% are 65 or older.


The Philipsburg-Osceola School District is the school district that serves the Philipsburg and Osceola Mills area:

  • Philipsburg Elementary
  • Philipsburg-Osceola Area Middle School
  • Philipsburg-Osceola Area Senior High School
  • Osceola Mills Elementary

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ http://visitclearfieldcounty.org/fileadmin/Clearfield_County/Pdfs/PHILIPSBURG.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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