Shaftsbury is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,590 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 (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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Shaftsbury has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Shaftsbury a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Shaftsbury doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.