Rural Valley, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Rural Valley had a population of 699 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rural Valley, PA Housing Affordability Index is 190
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rural Valley, PA Wealth Index is 45
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 699
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 534
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 331
Diversity Index1 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,302
Average Household Income $55,452
Per Capita Income $24,592
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Housing Affordability Index2 190
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -2.41% -1.26%
Households -2.32% -1.12%
Families -2.6% -1.28%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2019 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 # 1151 35th
Population Density # 1565 11th
Diversity Index # 1684 5th
Median Household Income # 1325 25th
Per Capita Income # 1290 27th

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