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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Shavertown is a suburb of with a population of 2,216. Shavertown is in Luzerne County. Living in Shavertown offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Shavertown and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shavertown are highly rated.
About Shavertown...
Population
2,216

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Shavertown

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,594
National
$55,322
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Shavertown Reviews

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Shavertown is a great, quiet town for families with a terrific public and private school districts nearby. It is quite rural but is only 15 minutes outside of Wilkes-Barre where one can find shopping, job opportunities and 2 great local colleges. Shavertown is a very safe and good for young children. However, there is not a lot to do for older children and teens but otherwise great small town.
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LIVING IN SHAVERTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, I HAVE NEVER FELT SAFER. MY NEIGHBORS ARE ALL WELCOMING AND NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO IN SHAVERTOWN, THE FRIENDLINESS IS ONE OF A KIND. THIS TOWN IS A SMALL TOWN IN WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE. SO, IF YOU CAN ENJOY AN ENVIRONMENT AS THIS, I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMMEND LIVING HERE. THE PUBLIC-SCHOOL SYSTEM IS ONE OF THE TOP SCHOOLS IN THE STATE AND IS KNOWN FOR ITS HIGH ACADEMICS. THE AREA MAY BE A LITTLE PRICEY FOR SOME TO OWN A HOME OR RENT, BUT THE QUALITY AND FRIENDLINESS OF THE PEOPLE WITHIN THIS TOWN MAKE UP FOR IT.
Shavertown..... so I cannot say there is anything particularly bad with this town, but I cannot say there is anything great about it either. There is really nothing to do here being a high school teenager. Most of our nights are spent sitting around in a Sheetz parking lot or eating pizza at Angelo's, or both.... Everyone here loves to vape not sure why. The schooling at Dallas is academically great. It is also a very safe town, but that is probably mostly due to the fact that there really is not much to do besides eat. But the food around here is GREAT.