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Cresson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cresson had a population of 1,571 as of July 1, 2016. Cresson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cresson is located at latitude 40.4626 and longitude -78.5866 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cresson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,014 feet.

The Borough of Cresson (GNIS ID: 1215014) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cresson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cresson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,571
Population in Households 1,554
Population in Familes 1,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 3,253
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 688
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 413
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 296 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $96,386
Average Home Value $102,934


Median Household Income $37,681
Average Household Income $49,114
Per Capita Income $21,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.36% -1.09%
Households -1.22% -1.01%
Families -1.4% -1.09%
Median Household Income   -1.64%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cresson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cresson to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 747 58th
Population Density1 # 363 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1615 9th
Median Household Income # 1491 15th
Per Capita Income # 1359 23rd

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