Rural Valley, PA Population

Population: 922. Estimated population in July 2020: 874 (-5.2% change)
Males: 456 (49.5%), Females: 466 (50.5%)

Zip code: 16249

Median resident age: 42.5 years
Median household income: $26,250
Median house value: $58,800

Races in Rural Valley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (29.6%), Italian (20.2%), Irish (9.4%), English (7.5%), Polish (5.9%), Scottish (5.5%).

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rural Valley

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rural Valley borough

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -36 (-3.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rural Valley:

  • ARMSTRONG COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; KITTANNING, PA)
  • INDIANA HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; INDIANA, PA)
  • PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rural Valley:

  • ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL (about 38 miles; LATROBE, PA; Abbreviation: LBE)
  • DU BOIS-JEFFERSON COUNTY (about 40 miles; DU BOIS, PA; Abbreviation: DUJ)
  • JOHN MURTHA JOHNSTOWN-CAMBRIA CO (about 48 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Abbreviation: JST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rural Valley:

  • MC VILLE (about 20 miles; FREEPORT, PA; Abbreviation: P37)
  • INDIANA COUNTY/JIMMY STEWART FLD/ (about 20 miles; INDIANA, PA; Abbreviation: IDI)
  • CLARION COUNTY (about 30 miles; CLARION, PA; Abbreviation: AXQ)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rural Valley:

  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 17 miles; INDIANA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,307)
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 28 miles; CLARION, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,690)
  • WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; YOUNGWOOD, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,223)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN (about 47 miles; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,851)
  • CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,903)
  • ART INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH (about 53 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,246)
  • POINT PARK COLLEGE (about 53 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,189)

Schools

Public high school in Rural Valley:

  • WEST SHAMOKIN JSHS (Students: 650; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Rural Valley:

  • SHANNOCK VALLEY EL SCH (Students: 460; Grades: KG – 06)

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