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Big Run, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Big Run had a population of 603 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.967 and longitude -78.8784 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Big Run 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.


Big Run, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 603 (100%)
Population in Households 603 (100.0%)
Population in Families 474 (78.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 872
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $47,314
Average Household Income $60,546
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $25,704
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $91,803
Average Home Value $91,758
Housing Affordability Index3 269


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.33% -0.5%
Households -0.23% -0.47%
Families -0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.56%


Big Run, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Run 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 # 1223 31st
Population Density # 1135 36th
Median Household Income # 1334 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 1471 84th
Per Capita Income # 1235 30th
Diversity Index # 1496 15th

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