Cresson Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Cresson Township, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cresson Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania highlighting Cresson Township
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Map of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1893
 • Total 11.9 sq mi (31 km2)
 • Land 11.8 sq mi (31 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,055
 • Density 342.8/sq mi (132.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Cresson Township is a township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States which geographically contains Cresson Borough. The population was 4,055 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The Benjamin F. Jones Cottage was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]


Cresson Township contains Cresson Borough and is about 9 miles WSW of Altoona, Pennsylvania and 4 miles north of Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.9 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.8 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.17%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,055 people, 1,045 households, and 688 families residing in the township. The population density was 342.8 people per square mile (132.3/km²). There were 1,129 housing units at an average density of 95.5/sq mi (36.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.42% White, 13.69% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 2.96% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.48% of the population.

There were 1,045 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 37.4% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 168.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 181.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $35,375, and the median income for a family was $46,908. Males had a median income of $31,836 versus $24,018 for females. The per capita income for the township was $12,575. About 7.1% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.

Sewage Treatment[edit]

Sewage Treatment in portions of the township is provided by the Central Mainline Sewage Authority.

Central Mainline Sewage Authority[edit]

A dedication ceremony was held on August 21, 2006, by local congressman John Murtha Total costs of the system is $10 million and took 14 years. Central-Mainline Serves over 2,000 customers and is named after the "Mainline" of the former Pennsylvania Railroad that proceed through the five municipalities. The railway is now part of the Norfolk Southern system.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°27′30″N 78°34′58″W / 40.45833°N 78.58278°W / 40.45833; -78.58278