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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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Boalsburg is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 4,533. Boalsburg is in Centre County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Boalsburg offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Boalsburg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Boalsburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Boalsburg are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Boalsburg Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Boalsburg

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,198
National
$55,322
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Boalsburg Reviews

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It's a safe town, you can walk the streets at night and not worry about your safety. It's just beyond the cusp on the university so it has a small town feel but is merely a few miles outside the main campus.
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State College gas many attractions that people from all over the country come to see. The Bryce Jordan center hold very large musical events with very well know artists, comedians, plays, etc. The State College High School even has their graduation there. Penn State football games are definitely the biggest attraction because Penn State is so popular. Arts Fest is held in Boalsburg and has hundreds of booth to shop for jewelry, paintings, arts and crafts and more.
Great place to live in. Very safe and close to Penn State Main campus. Rent is considerably lower than places in state college, so if you have a car, it is an awesome place to live. 10 minute drive to campus and is a beautiful place.