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South Shaftsbury, Vermont - Basic Facts

The South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.9465 and longitude -73.2107 in Bennington County. The formal boundaries for the South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Shaftsbury: Shaftsbury.

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South Shaftsbury, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Shaftsbury, VT Housing Affordability Index is 151
State of Vermont Housing Affordability Index is 103
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Shaftsbury, VT Wealth Index is 87
State of Vermont Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 703 (100%)
Population in Households 703 (100.0%)
Population in Families 560 (79.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 314
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,015
Average Household Income $73,328
Per Capita Income $30,516
Wealth Index4 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $197,685
Housing Affordability Index3 151
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 305
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 205
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% 0.03%
Households 0.43% 0.07%
Families 0.43% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

South Shaftsbury, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Shaftsbury to the other 121 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 92 25th
Diversity Index # 57 54th
Median Household Income # 45 64th
Per Capita Income # 41 67th

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