Cressona, Pennsylvania

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Cressona, Pennsylvania

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Cressona strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 10% Cressona Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Cressona, Pennsylvania

Comparing Cressona to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 6 6
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Cressona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17929
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.626
Longitude -76.193

Cressona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
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Cressona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,635 100%
Male 822 50.3%
Female 813 49.7%
Under 18 373 22.8%
18+ 1,262 77.2%
65+ 260 15.9%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 2.95
White 1,611 98.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 15 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Cressona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,563
Growth -72
Growth % -4.4%

Cressona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.4%
Irish 8.1%
Pennsylvania German 8%
Italian 7.2%
US/American 6.9%
Polish 6.1%
Dutch 5.8%
English 3.8%
Ukrainian 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Lithuanian 1.7%
Russian 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Slovak 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Greek 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cressona, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

West Cressona (17929)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cressona 1,635 $42,292
Landingville 175 $41,667
Orwigsburg 3,106 $55,313
Palo Alto 1,052 $41,667
Port Carbon 2,019 $37,939
Pottsville 15,549 $41,124
Schuylkill Haven 5,548 $41,286
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