Big Run, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Big Run strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 8% Big Run Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Big Run Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Big Run, Pennsylvania

Comparing Big Run to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Female Share of the Population 3 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
People Living Alone 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Big Run Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 69 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
P.O. Box Zip Codes 15715
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.966
Longitude -78.878

Big Run Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station MADERA 2 SE
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Big Run Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 686 100%
Male 342 49.9%
Female 344 50.1%
Under 18 177 25.8%
18+ 509 74.2%
65+ 117 17.1%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 676 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Big Run Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 661
Growth -25
Growth % -3.6%

Big Run Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.8%
US/American 12.4%
Irish 10.5%
English 9.4%
Italian 9%
Polish 5.2%
Dutch 4.6%
Scottish 4%
Swedish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.5%
French Canadian 1.3%
Hungarian 1%
Slovak 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Austrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Slavic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Big Run 686 $31,111
Grampian 441 $34,219
Mahaffey 402 $31,250
Punxsutawney 6,271 $33,054
Reynoldsville 2,710 $34,783
Sykesville 1,246 $34,375
Troutville 224 $37,188
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