Shavertown, PA 18708 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 18708: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shavertown, PA 18708

Acceptable Alternative
Jackson Township, PA 18708
Jackson Twp, PA 18708
Trucksville, PA 18708
Wilkes Barre, PA 18708

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 195
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,720
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 17
  • County: Luzerne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.3, Longitude -75.966
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shavertown, PA 18708 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,354
Population in Households 9,298
Population in Familes 7,959
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,056
Population Density1 536
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 3,712
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,704
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,161 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $185,505
Average Home Value $252,341


Median Household Income $71,708
Average Household Income $93,880
Per Capita Income $33,616
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.08%
Households -0.01% -0.05%
Families -0.13% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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 18708 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 18708 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 379 77th
Population Density1 # 633 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 285 83rd
Median Household Income # 199 88th
Per Capita Income # 268 84th

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