Introduction to Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro, Vermont, in Windham county, is located 48 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and is 83 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.. The town contains a population of approximately 12,005.

Brattleboro History

The town of Brattleboro is in the Windham County. Brattleboro was named after an early land holder, Colonel William Brattle. William Brattle was a Harvard graduate, a preacher, lawyer, doctor, and legislator. In the middle of the 18th century around 200 acres of land was cleared around Fort Dummer. King George II chartered this area as Brattleboro. The following years saw a growth in the population of Brattleboro. Simultaneously the economy of the town has also grown.

Brattleboro and nearby Attractions

  • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
  • Fort Dummer State Park
  • Naulakha
  • Adams Grist Mill Museum
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Molly Stark State Park

Things To Do In Brattleboro

Brattleboro offers many recreational opportunities and tourist attractions. Fort Dummer State Park has a camping area and hiking trail. There is a play area for children as well. History buffs can visit the Adams Grist Mill Museum and Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Naulakha is the home built for Rudyard Kipling in Dummerston. This location is ideal to visit if one like the open countryside and mountains. Fairfield Plaza Shopping Center and Brooks House Mall are great for those who prefer shopping.

Brattleboro Transportation

Manchester - Boston Regional Airport is the nearest major airport to the town of Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Higher Education

School for International Training, Keene State College, and the University of Massachusetts offer higher educational opportunities to the residents of Brattleboro.


Total Population 7,259
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,720
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 36.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.8%
Median Earnings25+ $34,801
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,271
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,331


Median Family Income $64,058
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 11.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 15.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $886
Median House Value $197,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0%
English 19.6%
Irish 18.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brattleboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Windham
Standard Zip Codes 05301
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05302, 05303, 05304
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.85
Longitude -72.558

Brattleboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station VERNON
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brattleboro Center (05301)

Dummerston (05301)

Gilford (05301)

Green River (05301)

Guilford (05301)

Guilford Center (05301)

Harrisville (05301)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jacksonville 238 $48,375
Newfane 65 $78,750
North Westminster 243 $0
Townshend 1,022 $71,667
Westminster 279 $72,500
Wilmington 442 $46,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brattleboro Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(802) 257-0341
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brattleboro High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,021 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

A Special Education School
Serves 119 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

A Vocational School

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Historic Brattleboro


Main St. from near R.R. station c1907.

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Main St. from near R.R. station c1907.

High school between 1900 and 1906

Episcopal Church c1905.

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