Cressona, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 1,591 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 
Males: 770  (48.4%)
Females: 821  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

41.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 17929, 17972.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,150 (it was $39,783 in 2000)
Cressona:

$62,150
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,738 (it was $18,285 in 2000)

Cressona borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,521 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Cressona:

$129,521
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $130,732; detached houses: $128,555; townhouses or other attached units: $138,210

Median gross rent in 2019: $768.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cressona: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.2%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cressona, PA (2019)
    • 1,41590.0%White alone
    • 734.6%Hispanic
    • 342.2%Black alone
    • 271.7%Two or more races
    • 130.8%Asian alone

Races in Cressona detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (43.9%), Pennsylvania German (11.2%), American (8.5%), Irish (7.1%), Polish (6.9%), Italian (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/02/1857

Elevation: 562 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 1,557 people per square mile   (low).

Cressona, Pennsylvania map

42 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This borough:

2.7%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,681 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,093 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (24.4 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (70.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Schuylkill Haven borough, PA (1.0 miles ),
Friedensburg, PA (1.6 miles ),
Renningers, PA (1.7 miles ),
Mount Carbon, PA (1.7 miles),
Lake Wynonah, PA (1.7 miles ),
Landingville, PA (1.9 miles),
Pottsville, PA (2.0 miles ),
Palo Alto borough, PA (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.63 N, Longitude: 76.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Distribution of median household income in Cressona, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cressona, PA in 2019
Cressona satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Most common industries in Cressona, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (13.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Apparel (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (20.8%)
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Apparel (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Cressona, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)

Average climate in Cressona, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cressona, Pennsylvania average temperatures Cressona, Pennsylvania average precipitation Cressona, Pennsylvania humidity Cressona, Pennsylvania wind speed Cressona, Pennsylvania snowfall Cressona, Pennsylvania sunshine Cressona, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.6. This is about average.

City:

79.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 7.80. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 13.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00391. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00391
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Cressona-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Cressona borough center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 tornado 18.6 miles away from the borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cressona-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 210.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Cressona center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from Cressona center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 248.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cressona topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cressona:

  • REST HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-YORK TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - EAST NORWEGIAN STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cressona:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 4 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 23 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 23 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Albright College (about 24 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 25 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 26 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 30 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 9,452)

Public elementary/middle school in Cressona:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cressona: Goodwill Hose Company Cressona (A), Cressona Fire Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Panther Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: George Samuel Dougherty - Private detective for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Snipe Conley - Baseball player.

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

71.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Cressona:

Marital status in Cressona, PA
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Cressona:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cressona
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cressona, PA (based on Schuylkill County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,81448
Mainline Protestant37,489144
Evangelical Protestant7,71973
Other1,34610
Orthodox7357
Black Protestant1771
None60,009-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Schuylkill County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cressona:

45.4%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Cressona:

27.9
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cressona:

17.9%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
Pennsylvania:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.6%
Pennsylvania:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.8%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cressona, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$6,396$38,3762$1,218
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,988$59,9280$0
Financial Administration 1$2,964$35,5680$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 14$7,532
Firefighters 0$0 3$102
Totals for Government 5$19,348$46,43519$8,852

Cressona government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $43,000 ($27.03)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $322,000 ($202.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $148,000 ($93.02)
    General - Other: $143,000 ($89.88)
    Central Staff Services: $99,000 ($62.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000 ($33.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($22.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $19,000 ($11.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($10.69)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($9.43)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($6.91)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $138,000 ($86.74)

Cressona government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($70.40)
    Other: $70,000 ($44.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($6.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($3.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000 ($7.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($1.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($1.89)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($27.03)
    Other: $27,000 ($16.97)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.63)
  • Tax - Property: $277,000 ($174.10)
    Individual Income: $182,000 ($114.39)
    Public Utility License: $35,000 ($22.00)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $20,000 ($12.57)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($4.40)

Cressona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $309,000 ($194.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $871,000 ($547.45)

3.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Berks County, PA  0.50% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.43% ($33,233)
from Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($30,285)


3.58% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.58%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Berks County, PA  0.37% ($42,991 average AGI)
to Luzerne County, PA  0.32% ($35,492)
to Carbon County, PA  0.26% ($26,262)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cressona:

  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cressona:

  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WQKX (94.1 FM; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WEGH (107.3 FM; NORTHUMBERLAND, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBLJ-FM (95.3 FM; SHAMOKIN, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Cressona:

  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W61AG (Channel 61; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W66AI (Channel 66; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Cressona fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 2010 03:00 AM, Sr-901, Lat: 40.637717, Lon: -76.194386, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 21, 1976 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 21, 1975 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.5mTotal length
  • $1,746,000Total costs
  • 38,232Total average daily traffic
  • 2,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,129Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 40.583417 Lon: -76.137167, Call Sign: WPVK755,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.287 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/2012, Expiration Date: 07/03/2022, Certifier: Richard A Worst, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Lat: 40.631750 Lon: -76.193556, Call Sign: WQFZ933,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.4400 MHz, 72.4800 MHz, 72.5200 MHz, 72.5600 MHz, 72.6000 MHz, 74.6100 MHz, 74.6500 MHz, 74.7100 MHz, 74.7500 MHz, 74.7900 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 11/21/2006, Expiration Date: 05/20/2007, Cancellation Date: 07/22/2007, Certifier: Thomas J Meek, Registrant: Lao, 102 East Middle St, Gettysburg, PA 17325-1938, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-2554, Email:
  • HYDRO EXTRUSIONS, 53 Pottsville St (Lat: 40.632917 Lon: -76.188056), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WRCF304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 465.000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2018, Expiration Date: 09/15/2028, Certifier: Darryl Hilbert, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Various Locations (Lat: 40.629528 Lon: -76.231889), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPJA329,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.381 MHz, 952.768 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2010, Expiration Date: 08/22/2020, Cancellation Date: 10/24/2020, Registrant: Ugi Utilitiesinc, 1 Ugi Center, Bldg J-2, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0601, Phone: (570) 829-8849, Fax: (570) 829-8743, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC3U, Grant Date: 09/07/1995, Expiration Date: 09/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2007, Registrant: George J Guitas, 17 Chestnut St, Cressona, PA 17929
  • Call Sign: KB3GYS, Licensee ID: L00388785, Grant Date: 08/13/2001, Expiration Date: 08/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2002, Certifier: Timothy J Brady, Registrant: Timothy J Brady, 5 Zerbe St, Cressona, PA 17929-1513
  • Call Sign: AA3YH, Previous Call Sign: KB3GYS, Licensee ID: L00388785, Grant Date: 08/13/2001, Expiration Date: 08/13/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2002, Certifier: Timothy J Brady, Registrant: Timothy J Brady, 5 Zerbe St, Cressona, PA 17929-1513
  • Call Sign: KB3D, Previous Call Sign: AA3YH, Licensee ID: L00388785, Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 04/28/2022, Certifier: Timothy J Brady, Registrant: Timothy J Brady, 5 Zerbe Street, Cressona, PA 17929-1513
  • Call Sign: KC3LGI, Licensee ID: L02180521, Grant Date: 04/23/2018, Expiration Date: 04/23/2028, Certifier: Frederick G Yuengling Iii, Registrant: Frederick G Yuengling Iii, 2 Harmony Hill, Cressona, PA 17929

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: HAROLD L MILLER RV8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-M1B (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52HE, N52HE, N-52HE, Serial Number: 83016, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 09/11/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Harold L Miller, 12 Hock St, Cressona, PA 17929

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of fires - 23 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cressona, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (81.2%), and Outside Fires (8.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cressona, PA
    • 8281.2%Structure Fires
    • 98.9%Outside Fires
    • 65.9%Other
    • 44.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cressona, PA
Most common first names in Cressona, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2573.0 years
William1871.5 years
George1772.4 years
Mary1380.2 years
Anna1275.4 years
Robert1175.7 years
Joseph1074.3 years
Harry978.3 years
Earl873.9 years
Paul871.9 years
Most common last names in Cressona, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Berger1077.5 years
Moyer973.8 years
Miller975.6 years
Wagner868.8 years
Brown783.7 years
Reed671.0 years
Potts676.8 years
Hock572.2 years
Beck581.6 years
Kriner576.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cressona, PA
  • 59.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 11.3%Coal or coke
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cressona, PA
  • 62.4%Electricity
  • 34.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Coal or coke


Cressona compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Cressona on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #40 (17929) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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