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
Shaftsbury is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
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.