Shavertown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shavertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shavertown Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.3188 and longitude -75.9405. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The formal official name is the Shavertown Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shavertown, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Shavertown indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Shavertown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,013
Population in Households 2,011
Population in Familes 1,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,653
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 741 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $131,647
Average Home Value $164,238


Median Household Income $55,699
Average Household Income $79,181
Per Capita Income $33,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.03%
Households 0.08% -0.02%
Families 0.04% -0.1%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 637 64th
Population Density1 # 808 54th
Diversity Index2 # 1066 40th
Median Household Income # 508 71st
Per Capita Income # 181 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.