Shavertown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shavertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shavertown Census Designated Place had a population of 2,007 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shavertown is located at latitude 41.3188 and longitude -75.9405 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Shavertown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The Shavertown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2632286) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shavertown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Kingston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shavertown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Shavertown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,007
Population in Households 2,005
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,648
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 879
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 596
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 737 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $159,914
Average Home Value $178,155


Median Household Income $58,082
Average Household Income $77,547
Per Capita Income $33,353
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.07%
Households 0.02% -0.05%
Families 0.0% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shavertown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shavertown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 638 64th
Population Density1 # 806 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1034 41st
Median Household Income # 436 75th
Per Capita Income # 233 87th

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