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Cressona, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cressona had a population of 1,683 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cressona is located at latitude 40.6304 and longitude -76.1939 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cressona (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Borough of Cressona (GNIS ID: 1215546) 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 Cressona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Cressona, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,683
Population in Households 1,683
Population in Familes 1,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,687
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $54,146
Average Household Income $61,452
Per Capita Income $24,428


Total Housing Units 721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $106,466
Average Home Value $131,786


Total Households 669
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 471
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 0.23% -0.18%
Households 0.18% -0.18%
Families 0.03% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Cressona, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cressona to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 721 59th
Population Density # 786 55th
Diversity Index # 807 54th
Median Household Income # 777 56th
Per Capita Income # 1201 32nd

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