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Population in 2012: 618 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 

Males: 274  (44.5%)
Females: 344  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 15715, 15767.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,969 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Big Run:

$32,969
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,392

Big Run borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,322 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Big Run:

$56,322
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,101; Detached houses: $61,491; In 2-unit structures: $59,080; Mobile homes: $20,970

Median gross rent in 2012: $643.

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  • White alone - 614 (98.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Run: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.0%), Irish (12.6%), United States (11.7%), English (7.9%), Italian (7.1%), Dutch (6.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/12/1867

Land area: 0.71 square miles.

Population density: 870 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Big Run:

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Run borough:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 4.5%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Big Run, Pennsylvania as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Big Run to the number of sex offenders is 618 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,023 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $756 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (68.3 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (207.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Punxsutawney borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Rossiter, PA (2.4 miles ), Troutville borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Sykesville borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Reynoldsville borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Mahaffey borough, PA (3.2 miles ), Glen Campbell borough, PA (3.3 miles ), Sandy, PA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 78.88 W

Area code: 814

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Big Run-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Big Run borough center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F4 tornado 33.3 miles away from the borough center killed 7 people and injured 30 people.

Earthquake activity:

Big Run-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Pennsylvania state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from Big Run center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Big Run:

  • MULBERRY SQUARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • PUNXSUTAWNEY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • DUBOIS REGIONAL MED HH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; DUBOIS, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Run:

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (about 29 miles; Indiana, PA; Full-time enrollment: 12,422)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (about 32 miles; Clarion, PA; FT enrollment: 5,473)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (about 39 miles; Altoona, PA; FT enrollment: 3,924)
  • University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (about 49 miles; Johnstown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,925)
  • Butler County Community College (about 54 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; University Park, PA; FT enrollment: 43,065)
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (about 62 miles; Slippery Rock, PA; FT enrollment: 7,651)

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Notable location: Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: McClure Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.7%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  66.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big Run, PA


14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Big Run compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Big Run travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Run borough (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.53%
Here54.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents39.3%26.0%9.3%3.6%2.7%
Congregations9.1%34.1%10.6%6.1%4.5%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Assemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristOld Order AmishOther
Adherents2.5%2.5%2.2%1.9%10.0%
Congregations2.3%2.3%2.3%5.3%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jefferson County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Jefferson County:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

10.0%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,963
Totals for Government 0$0 7$3,963

Big Run government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,000 ($82.52)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($33.98)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($27.51)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($27.51)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($16.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($6.47)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($3.24)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($3.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($35.60)

Big Run government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($12.94)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($12.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($19.42)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $25,000 ($40.45)
    Property: $20,000 ($32.36)
    NEC: $5,000 ($8.09)

Big Run government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $228,000 ($368.93)

4.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,958 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clearfield County, PA  1.27% ($27,382 average AGI)
from Indiana County, PA  0.46% ($28,963)
from Clarion County, PA  0.32% ($24,246)


4.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clearfield County, PA  1.09% ($26,381 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.44% ($26,923)
to Clarion County, PA  0.35% ($24,381)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Run:

  • WECZ (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA)
  • WCED (1420 AM; 5 kW; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: VOX ALLEGANY, LLC)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCS (1160 AM; 10 kW; HOMER CITY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCPA (900 AM; 3 kW; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHB (1260 AM; 5 kW; PHILIPSBURG, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WAVL (910 AM; 5 kW; APOLLO, PA; Owner: EVANGEL HEIGHTS ASSEMBLY OF GOD)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVSC (990 AM; 10 kW; SOMERSET, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Run:

  • WOWQ (102.1 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WPXZ-FM (104.1 FM; PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOKW (102.9 FM; CURWENSVILLE, PA; Owner: RAYMARK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQYX (93.1 FM; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: CLEARFIELD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYTR (103.3 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: RENDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMKX (105.5 FM; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: STRATTAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDSN (106.5 FM; REYNOLDSVILLE, PA; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDBA (107.3 FM; DU BOIS, PA; Owner: DU BOIS AREA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WPCL (97.3 FM; NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA; Owner: HE'S ALIVE INCORPORATED)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPRR (100.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: VITAL LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFGY (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WKYE-FM1 (95.5 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WINSTON RADIO CORPORATION)
  • W267AC (101.3 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WALY (103.9 FM; BELLWOOD, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WQEJ (89.7 FM; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WBRX (94.3 FM; PATTON, PA; Owner: SHERLOCK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJHT (107.9 FM; PORT MATILDA, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUBZ-FM (105.9 FM; PHILIPSBURG, PA; Owner: MOSHANNON VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Run:

  • WPSX-TV (Channel 3; CLEARFIELD, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLLS-LP (Channel 49; INDIANA, PA; Owner: LARRY L. SCHRECONGOST)
  • W45BT (Channel 45; BROOKVILLE, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)

Big Run fatal accident list:

Sep 3, 1999 01:55 PM, Us-119, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 25, 1994 01:30 PM, 119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
May 14, 1988 09:00 PM, 119, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 17, 1976 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $2,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,863
Total average daily truck traffic: 674
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,502


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 103 E Main St (Lat: 40.967000 Lon: -78.877806), Call Sign: KVR968, Licensee ID: L00119423
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1400 MHz, 46.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/1999, Expiration Date: 07/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004
    Registrant: Big Run Volunteer Fire Company, 103 E Main St, Big Run, PA 15715
  • 1.9 Mi Ne (Lat: 40.987278 Lon: -78.836972), Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: KGC460
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2003, Expiration Date: 05/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2008
    Registrant: Dominion Resources Services, Inc., Ojrp - 14th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Phone: (804) 775-5906, Fax: (804) 771-4856

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K3HWJ, Previous Call Sign: KB3BTM, Licensee ID: L01411530
    Grant Date: 06/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/13/2017
    Registrant: Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club, 216 E Main St, Big Run, PA 15715
  • Call Sign: KA3FHB, Licensee ID: L01343490
    Grant Date: 11/20/2007, Expiration Date: 04/15/2017, Certifier: Robert A Hottel
    Registrant: Robert A Hottel, 103 W Main, Big Run, PA 15715
  • Call Sign: KA3JLO
    Grant Date: 07/05/1988, Expiration Date: 07/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2000
    Registrant: Bryan C Wineberg, Box 251, Big Run, PA 15715
  • Call Sign: W3FVF
    Grant Date: 10/23/1995, Expiration Date: 10/23/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2007
    Registrant: Leonard M Mayers, Box 43 107 Pennsylvania Ave, Big Run, PA 15715
  • Call Sign: W3QOS, Licensee ID: L00991577
    Grant Date: 03/17/2005, Expiration Date: 03/17/2015
    Registrant: Sherman R Hollopeter, Box 20 216 E Main St, Big Run, PA 15715


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Big Run, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1376.5 years
John974.1 years
Mary975.4 years
William764.4 years
Ralph778.4 years
Robert669.0 years
George572.4 years
Helen567.6 years
Harry582.2 years
Margaret482.8 years
Most common last names in Big Run, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kerr676.5 years
Yohe674.3 years
Haag682.2 years
Hollopeter578.4 years
Colkitt583.8 years
Peace577.2 years
Buterbaugh473.2 years
Mcneil478.2 years
Wingert463.7 years
Davis477.5 years
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