Shavertown (zip 18708), Pennsylvania 

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Population

10,045

17% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$70,948

Avg. Home Price

$156,600

Best Places to Live in Shavertown (zip 18708), Pennsylvania

Small-industrial-city complex - Northeastern Pennsylvania, 40 miles from New York–New Jersey border
Pros
-Nearby recreation
-Cost of living
-Historic interest
Cons
-Economy
-Isolation
-Arts & culture

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What Bert Has To Say About Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Metro Area

The Scranton area is gaining some ground as a gateway to the Pocono Mountains, a recreational area to the north and east with skiing and watersports. Local museums focusing on industrial heritage, such as the Anthracite Complex and the Steamtown National Historic Site, are excellent models of working historic preservation and education. The location is isolated from big-city amenities and services. There is talk of reviving commuter rail passenger service into New Jersey, which could give the area a big boost as a residential area and base for telecommuters and small business. It will take some time, but perhaps the low cost of living and strategic location relative to major eastern markets will bring the area a long-awaited economic resurgence.


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City: No City
Zip Codes: Shavertown (zip 18708)
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 930 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Shavertown (zip 18708) is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Shavertown (zip 18708) jobs have increased by 0.75%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Shavertown (zip 18708)'s cost of living is 6.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Shavertown (zip 18708)'s Cost of Living
POPULATION
Shavertown (zip 18708)'s population is 10,045 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -16.85%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Shavertown (zip 18708) is $156,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.18%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Shavertown (zip 18708) public schools spend $12,294 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Shavertown (zip 18708). Learn More...

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Housing Market in Shavertown

It's not a good time to buy in Shavertown. Home Appreciation is down -0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Shavertown Real Estate.

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Reviews for Shavertown   1 Reviews
nice place to live - 7/30/2013
I live in Trucksville, which is in Luzerne Cty, PA this area is nice quiet, and without much crime. However the county politics leave much to be desired . I had been... Read More

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