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South Shaftsbury, Vermont - Basic Facts

The South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 695 as of July 1, 2016. South Shaftsbury ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Shaftsbury is located at latitude 42.9406 and longitude -73.1946 in Bennington County. The formal boundaries for the South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bennington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378358) 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 South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place is located within Town of Shaftsbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bennington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Shaftsbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Shaftsbury: Shaftsbury.

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South Shaftsbury, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 695
Population in Households 695
Population in Familes 558
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 302
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $221,622
Average Home Value $244,512


Median Household Income $50,438
Average Household Income $62,621
Per Capita Income $26,242
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.09%
Households 0.49% 0.26%
Families 0.8% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

South Shaftsbury, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Shaftsbury to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont 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 # 62 50th
Population Density1 # 93 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 61 48th
Median Household Income # 44 64th
Per Capita Income # 55 55th

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