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Big Run,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania
Borough
Big Run, Pennsylvania
Big Run, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1822
Incorporated 1867
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 1,289 ft (393 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 686
 • Density 965.9/sq mi (372.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15715
Area code(s) 814

Big Run is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 686 at the 2000 census. The borough was named for the waterway of the same name.

Geography

Big Run is located at 40°58′12″N 78°52′40″W / 40.97°N 78.87778°W / 40.97; -78.87778 (40.969945, -78.877848).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 206
1880 240 16.5%
1890 731 204.6%
1900 879 20.2%
1910 1,032 17.4%
1920 1,023 −0.9%
1930 795 −22.3%
1940 963 21.1%
1950 896 −7.0%
1960 857 −4.4%
1970 826 −3.6%
1980 822 −0.5%
1990 699 −15.0%
2000 686 −1.9%
2010 624 −9.0%
Est. 2015 613 −1.8%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 686 people, 282 households, and 194 families residing in the borough. The population density was 965.9 people per square mile (373.1/km²). There were 307 housing units at an average density of 432.3 per square mile (166.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.54% White, 0.58% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.15% of the population.

There were 282 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $31,111. Males had a median income of $27,216 versus $17,917 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,363. About 8.1% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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