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Welcome to Rural Valley ...

Rural Valley is located in Armstrong County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Rural Valley: Rural Vly. (or less commonly used: Rural Vally. or Rural Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rural Valley has a population of 813 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rural Valley.

Rural Valley is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rural Valley lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Rural Valley: 16249<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rural Valley had an population of 813 people. This is a decrease of 7.19% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rural Valley had a population of 876 people. This makes Rural Valley the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 876 people, the population of Rural Valley decreased 4.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 922 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rural Valley.

Communities Also Named Rural Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Rural Valley: This one is located in Armstrong County and the other is located in Washington County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rural Valley.

Communities near Rural Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rural Valley.

  • Indiana [Indiana County]
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    • Indiana [Indiana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rural Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,120 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indiana<6>
  • Vandergrift [Westmoreland County]
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    • Vandergrift [Westmoreland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,832 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandergrift have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vandergrift<6>
  • Kittanning [Armstrong County]
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    • Kittanning [Armstrong County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Rural Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,684 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittanning<6>
  • Ford City [Armstrong County]
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    • Ford City [Armstrong County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Rural Valley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ford City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leechburg [Armstrong County]
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      • Leechburg [Armstrong County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,969 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leechburg<6>
    • Homer City [Indiana County]
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      • Homer City [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer City<6>
    • Apollo [Armstrong County]
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      • Apollo [Armstrong County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apollo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apollo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apollo<6>
    • Clymer [Indiana County]
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      • Clymer [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clymer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clymer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clymer<6>
    • West Leechburg [Westmoreland County]
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      • West Leechburg [Westmoreland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Leechburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Leechburg
    • North Apollo [Armstrong County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Apollo
      • North Apollo [Armstrong County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Rural Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Apollo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Apollo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Apollo<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rural Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rural Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rural Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rural Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rural Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Rural Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rural Valley ...

Looking for more information about Rural Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rural Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rural Valley.

Adding Rural Valley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rural Valley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rural Valley was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Rural Valley in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rural Valley on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Armstrong, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rural Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rural Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Rural Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rural Valley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rural Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rural Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rural ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rural Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7992, Longitude: -79.3145    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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