Rural Valley, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rural Valley had a population of 707 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.7992 and longitude -79.3145 in Armstrong County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Rural Valley 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rural Valley: Rural Village.

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Rural Valley, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 707 (100%)
Population in Households 707 (100.0%)
Population in Families 540 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 335
Diversity Index2 4
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,189
Average Household Income $59,770
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $26,715
Wealth Index5 47
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 210 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $93,820
Average Home Value $114,881
Housing Affordability Index3 247
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -2.07% -1.13%
Households -1.91% -1.03%
Families -2.15% -1.15%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.87%

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Rural Valley, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rural Valley to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1143 35th
Population Density # 1562 11th
Median Household Income # 1256 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 1331 76th
Per Capita Income # 1123 36th
Diversity Index # 1648 6th

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