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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shaftsbury is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.96%), management occupations (10.89%) and teaching (9.70%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Shaftsbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shaftsbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shaftsbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shaftsbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Shaftsbury is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Shaftsbury doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.