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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Cresson is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,687. Cresson is in Cambria County. Living in Cresson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cresson there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cresson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cresson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$99,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$564
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    634.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Cresson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,607
National
$55,322
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Cresson Reviews

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Cresson is a very typical tiny town in PA. It has one main street on only one grocery. The most popular places to go are Sheetz and the bar unfortunately. It is pretty cold and windy since its pretty high up elevation-wise. The plus is that you can know everyone who lives here within a couple months, without trying to.
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Cresson is a small town in Pennsylvania, located on top of a mountain. There is very little to do in the town, with only one grocery store and 2 stop lights. Mount Aloysius College has made this into a small college town, but lacks activities for the college students to partake in. However, the area is absolutely beautiful, especially in the fall with the leaves turning colors.
I just moved to Cresson PA, a few months ago. The people here are very nice, and where i'm at in Cresson the stores are near by. The area is clean and well kept something that i'm not sure to just yet. I have already experiment snow here, have to say they already had the road plowed by the time I woke up. I give this town a 4/5 out of five becaues there are a few areas where I don't like how they did the road, and I live in a "swamp" part. IT no joke when they say "welcome to the Swamp" However i'm hoping that it isn't like this year around. Just have to wait and see.