Rural Valley, Pennsylvania

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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania
Borough
Rural Valley is located in Pennsylvania
Rural Valley
Rural Valley
Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 79°18′57″W / 40.79861°N 79.31583°W / 40.79861; -79.31583Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 79°18′57″W / 40.79861°N 79.31583°W / 40.79861; -79.31583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,120 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 876
 • Density 415/sq mi (160.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16249

Rural Valley is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Rural Valley is located in eastern Armstrong County at 40°47′55″N 79°18′57″W / 40.79861°N 79.31583°W / 40.79861; -79.31583 (40.798714, -79.315932).[2] Pennsylvania Route 85 passes through the borough, leading west 12 miles (19 km) to Kittanning and east 14 miles (23 km) to U.S. Route 119 at Home.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2), all of it land.[1]

Streams[edit]

Cowanshannock Creek flows west through Rural Valley,[3] leading to the Allegheny River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 763
1920 841 10.2%
1930 948 12.7%
1940 900 −5.1%
1950 857 −4.8%
1960 860 0.4%
1970 962 11.9%
1980 1,033 7.4%
1990 957 −7.4%
2000 922 −3.7%
2010 876 −5.0%
Est. 2012 873 −0.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 922 people, 382 households, and 267 families residing in the borough. The population density was 438.3 people per square mile (169.5/km²). There were 414 housing units at an average density of 196.8 per square mile (76.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.26% White, 0.54% African American, 0.22% Native American, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 382 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $34,327. Males had a median income of $27,946 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,238. About 13.0% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

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