Rural Valley, Pennsylvania

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Rural Valley, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Rural Valley Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Rural Valley Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Rural Valley Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Rural Valley, Pennsylvania

Comparing Rural Valley 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 3 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
People Living Alone 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 9

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Rural Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Standard Zip Codes 16249
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.799
Longitude -79.314

Rural Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station INDIANA 3 SE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
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Rural Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 922 100%
Male 456 49.5%
Female 466 50.5%
Under 18 185 20.1%
18+ 737 79.9%
65+ 195 21.1%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.8
White 906 98.3%
African-American 5 0.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Rural Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 874
Growth -48
Growth % -5.2%

Rural Valley 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 31.8%
Italian 25.9%
English 6.5%
Irish 6.4%
Polish 6.4%
Scottish 5.4%
US/American 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Hungarian 2.3%
Swedish 1.7%
European 1.5%
Slovak 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Austrian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rural Valley 922 $34,327
Creekside 323 $30,000
Dayton 543 $36,250
Elderton 358 $43,750
Kittanning 4,787 $30,822
Manorville 401 $36,250
Plumville 342 $28,125
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Rural Valley High Schools (2004)

Serves 650 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

Rural Valley Colleges

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