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South Hero - Grand Isle, VT

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Overview


South Hero - Grand Isle is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,861 people and just one neighborhood, South Hero - Grand Isle is the 55th largest community in Vermont.

South Hero - Grand Isle home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but South Hero - Grand Isle real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

South Hero - Grand Isle is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Hero - Grand Isle is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Hero - Grand Isle who work in management occupations (16.18%), healthcare (9.34%), and sales jobs (8.83%).

Also of interest is that South Hero - Grand Isle has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, South Hero - Grand Isle is also a town of artists. South Hero - Grand Isle has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Hero - Grand Isle’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, South Hero - Grand Isle is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, South Hero - Grand Isle 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, South Hero - Grand Isle really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Hero - Grand Isle 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.

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, South Hero - Grand Isle is worth considering.

In South Hero - Grand Isle, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, South Hero - Grand Isle does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The citizens of South Hero - Grand Isle are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.89% of adults in South Hero - Grand Isle have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Hero - Grand Isle in 2022 was $52,313, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,252 for a family of four.

The people who call South Hero - Grand Isle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Hero - Grand Isle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Hero - Grand Isle include English, French, Irish, German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in South Hero - Grand Isle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 33.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.5% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.2% have French ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in South Hero - Grand Isle are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.5% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 53.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.0%), and 12.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in South Hero - Grand Isle, VT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.9%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (11.7%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (10.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (75.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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