For population 25 years and over in Cressona:
For population 15 years and over in Cressona borough:
59 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.8% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,524 (1.6%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-2.2%).
Work and jobs in Cressona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cressona, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cressona-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 54% 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 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 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 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Cressona center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: George Samuel Dougherty - Private detective for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Snipe Conley - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Cressona:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cressona:
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Public high school in Cressona:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.130. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.222. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cressona that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.0%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Cressona compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Cressona borough (based on Schuylkill County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cressona government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Cressona government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Cressona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,458 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
3.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,732 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($227 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Cressona fatal accident list:
Oct 21, 1975 02:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 24,964
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,264
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 31,307
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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