Rural Valley, Pennsylvania

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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania
Borough
Houses and churches on Main Street
Houses and churches on Main Street
Location of Rural Valley in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Rural Valley in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
Rural Valley is located in Pennsylvania
Rural Valley
Rural Valley
Location of Rural Valley in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyArmstrong
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area[1]
 • Total2.11 sq mi (5.47 km2)
 • Land2.11 sq mi (5.47 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,120 ft (340 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total876
 • Estimate (2016)[2]842
 • Density398.86/sq mi (153.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code16249
FIPS code42-66720

Rural Valley is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census.[3]

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).[4] 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.[3]

Streams[edit]

Cowanshannock Creek flows west through Rural Valley,[5] leading to the Allegheny River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880183
1910763
192084110.2%
193094812.7%
1940900−5.1%
1950857−4.8%
19608600.4%
197096211.9%
19801,0337.4%
1990957−7.4%
2000922−3.7%
2010876−5.0%
Est. 2016842[2]−3.9%
Sources:[6][7][8]

As of the census[7] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rural Valley borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Cowanshannock Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.