Shaftsbury is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,554 people and just one neighborhood, Shaftsbury is the 40th largest community in Vermont.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Shaftsbury isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shaftsbury are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shaftsbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shaftsbury who work in office and administrative support (13.84%), teaching (12.21%) and management occupations (11.72%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Shaftsbury is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Shaftsbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shaftsbury perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shaftsbury has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shaftsbury has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shaftsbury than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shaftsbury may be for you.
Being a small town, Shaftsbury does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.