South Hero, Vermont

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South Hero, Vermont

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High Points

South Hero strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Vermont):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% South Hero College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% South Hero Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% South Hero Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% South Hero Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% South Hero Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% South Hero People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of South Hero, Vermont

Comparing South Hero to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Vermont (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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South Hero Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 145 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Grand Isle
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05486
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.86
Longitude -73.25

South Hero Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 51 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 57 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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South Hero Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,696 100%
Male 840 49.5%
Female 856 50.5%
Under 18 423 24.9%
18+ 1,273 75.1%
65+ 189 11.1%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.98
White 1,661 97.9%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.5%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.5%

Estimated South Hero Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,888
Growth 192
Growth % 11.3%

South Hero Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 18.9%
French Canadian 12.8%
Irish 12.7%
French (except Basque) 12.2%
German 7.8%
US/American 6.6%
Italian 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Scottish 3.8%
British 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Polish 2%
European 1.4%
Dutch 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
Northern European 1%
Russian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, South Hero, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Keeler Bay (05486)
Keelers Bay (05486)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Hero 1,696 $61,198
Alburg 488 $39,792
Grand Isle 1,955 $52,143
Isle La Motte 488 $41,094
North Hero 810 $51,964
St. Albans 7,650 $44,286
Swanton 2,548 $41,929
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