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Town of South Hero, Vermont

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Welcome to South Hero ...

The Town of South Hero is located in Grand Isle County.

The location of South Hero has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for South Hero: S. Hero

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of South Hero has a population of 1,611 people<2> (see below for details).

South Hero is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: South Hero lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for South Hero: (802)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of South Hero had a population of 1,631 people (or 23.4% of the total population of Grand Isle County). This makes South Hero the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of South Hero represents 0.26% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 113rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,631 people, the population of South Hero decreased 3.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,696 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, South Hero had an population of 1,611 people. This is a decrease of 1.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.01% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Hero.

Communities near South Hero ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from South Hero and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   11,888   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   19,696   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burlington   [Map]   42,239   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Colchester   [Map]   17,287   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Essex Junction   [Map]   10,691   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Essex   [Map]   21,519   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for South Hero.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around South Hero. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Hero. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Hero.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for South Hero:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Hero ...

Looking for more information about South Hero? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about South Hero? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to South Hero, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for South Hero.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Hero.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Hero - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Hero) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Hero. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of South Hero

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Hero. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6295, Longitude: -73.3140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Hero have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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