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Rush is a township in Centre County, in the State College metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Rush. For links to other places called Rush, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rush is 40.85N. The longitude is -78.1W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,949 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,466.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rush demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Centre County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16677 ZIP code.
19% of Rush residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rush ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rush was $15,683, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Rush residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rush, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
Centre County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rush political report.
The average commute time for Rush workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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