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Shavertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shavertown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,983 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Shavertown is located at latitude 41.3198 and longitude -75.938 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Shavertown Census Designated Place 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.


Shavertown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,983 (100%)
Population in Households 1,980 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,618 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,629
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $67,248
Average Household Income $83,727
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $36,000
Wealth Index5 101


Total HU (Housing Units) 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 754 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $147,996
Average Home Value $157,450
Housing Affordability Index3 242


Total Households 872
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 588
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.18% -0.14%
Households -0.07% -0.09%
Families -0.13% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%


Shavertown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shavertown to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 643 64th
Population Density # 804 54th
Median Household Income # 429 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 1292 73rd
Per Capita Income # 335 81st
Diversity Index # 901 49th

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