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South Shaftsbury, Vermont - Basic Facts

The South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 680 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Shaftsbury: Shaftsbury.

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South Shaftsbury, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 680
Daytime Population: Workers 296
Daytime Population: Residents 342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 638
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 680
Population in Familes 544
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 303
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $52,198
Average Household Income $65,719
Per Capita Income $27,558


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $218,056
Average Home Value $241,458


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 199
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 -0.06% -0.21%
Households 0.09% -0.14%
Families 0.14% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 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 # 62 49th
Population Density # 92 24th
Diversity Index # 64 45th
Median Household Income # 54 56th
Per Capita Income # 63 48th

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