South Shaftsbury, VT Profile: Facts & Data


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South Shaftsbury, Vermont - Basic Facts

The South Shaftsbury Census Designated Place had a population of 687 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 687
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 307
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $54,187
Average Household Income $68,838
Per Capita Income $28,640


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 243 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $221,296
Average Home Value $228,909


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% -0.18%
Households 0.16% -0.14%
Families 0.24% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 # 91 25th
Diversity Index # 57 54th
Median Household Income # 44 64th
Per Capita Income # 62 49th

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