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South Shaftsbury, Vermont
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Vermont
County Bennington
Town Shaftsbury
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 683
 • Density 305/sq mi (117.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05262
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-68200
GNIS feature ID 1461445

South Shaftsbury is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Shaftsbury in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 683 at the 2010 census.


South Shaftsbury is located along the southern border of the town of Shaftsbury. It is the largest settlement in the town. The CDP includes the village of South Shaftsbury as well as rural land extending east to U.S. Route 7, a super two freeway. The closest access from US 7 is 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village in northern Bennington. Vermont Route 7A (the old alignment of US 7) and Vermont Route 67 intersect in the village, with VT 7A leading north to Arlington and Manchester and south into Bennington, while VT 67 leads west to North Bennington and the New York state line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 772 people, 306 households, and 230 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 131.3/km² (339.4/mi²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 54.3/km² (140.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.70% White, 0.52% Asian, and 0.78% from two or more races.

There were 306 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,708, and the median income for a family was $46,500. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,729. About 2.2% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 42°56′47″N 73°12′38″W / 42.94639°N 73.21056°W / 42.94639; -73.21056

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