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Cressona is a borough in Schuylkill County, in the Pottsville metro area.
The community was named for John Chapman Cresson, who laid out the town
The latitude of Cressona is 40.626N. The longitude is -76.193W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,573.
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37% of Cressona residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cressona ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cressona was $18,285, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Cressona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cressona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $420. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.
Schuylkill County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cressona political report.
The average commute time for Cressona workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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