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Cresson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cresson had a population of 1,602 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cresson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,602
Daytime Population: Workers 962
Daytime Population: Residents 847
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,809
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,585
Population in Familes 1,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 3,318
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $39,951
Average Household Income $51,461
Per Capita Income $22,687


Total Housing Units 780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $102,113
Average Home Value $106,944


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.9% -1.03%
Households -0.84% -0.96%
Families -1.04% -1.08%
Median Household Income   4.81%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

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, 2017 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 # 739 58th
Population Density # 359 80th
Diversity Index # 1616 9th
Median Household Income # 1461 17th
Per Capita Income # 1362 23rd

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