Rural Valley, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rural Valley had a population of 744 as of July 1, 2016. Rural Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rural Valley is located at latitude 40.7991 and longitude -79.3149 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rural Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Armstrong County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The Borough of Rural Valley (GNIS ID: 1214857) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rural Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rural Valley: Rural Village.

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Rural Valley, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 744
Population in Households 744
Population in Familes 572
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $96,649
Average Home Value $121,744


Median Household Income $48,948
Average Household Income $54,785
Per Capita Income $24,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.58% -1.41%
Households -2.44% -1.24%
Families -2.66% -1.39%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rural Valley, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rural Valley to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1122 36th
Population Density1 # 1551 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1662 5th
Median Household Income # 905 49th
Per Capita Income # 965 45th

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