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Big Run, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Big Run had a population of 622 as of July 1, 2016. Big Run ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Big Run is located at latitude 40.9707 and longitude -78.8774 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Big Run (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The Borough of Big Run (GNIS ID: 1215297) 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 Big Run population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Big Run, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 622
Population in Households 622
Population in Familes 492
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 900
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 265
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $64,873
Average Home Value $71,825


Median Household Income $36,908
Average Household Income $48,073
Per Capita Income $20,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.13%
Households 0.18% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Big Run, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Run 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 # 1220 31st
Population Density1 # 1126 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1562 12th
Median Household Income # 1534 13th
Per Capita Income # 1503 15th

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