Shavertown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shavertown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shavertown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,983 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Shavertown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,983
Daytime Population: Workers 480
Daytime Population: Residents 852
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,980
Population in Familes 1,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,629
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $60,288
Average Household Income $80,279
Per Capita Income $34,354


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 725 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $160,159
Average Home Value $178,621


Total Households 864
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 586
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.24%
Households -0.22% -0.23%
Families -0.23% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 644 63rd
Population Density # 811 54th
Diversity Index # 1014 43rd
Median Household Income # 439 75th
Per Capita Income # 272 85th

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