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Cresson is a borough in Cambria County, in the Johnstown metro area.
The community was named for Elliott Cresson, Philadelphia merchant and philanthropist
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Cresson. For links to other places called Cresson, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cresson is 40.459N. The longitude is -78.591W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,018 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,567.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cresson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cambria County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnstown area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16630 ZIP code.
29% of Cresson residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cresson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cresson was $15,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Cresson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cresson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $686.
Libraries in Cresson include Cresson Public Library ... View libraries
Cambria County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cresson political report.
The average commute time for Cresson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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