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Overview

Introduction to Essex Junction, Vermont

Essex Junction, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is located 123 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center) and is 179 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The village is conveniently located inside the Burlington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 8,591 people in Essex Junction.

Essex Junction History

Essex Junction was originally a part of the Essex Township that was decreed by the English Crown in the 18th century. The history of the area can be recorded from the time when Ira Allen constructed a dam on the Winooski River between Williston and the present Essex Junction. This became a site of economic growth and early industry in the Essex Town area. The charter for Essex Junction was incorporated in 1892. At present Essex Junction is Vermont’s largest incorporated village.

Essex Junction and nearby Attractions

  • Essex Community Historical Society Museum
  • Underhill State Park
  • Crown Point State Historic Site
  • Adirondack History Center
  • Mount Philo State Park
  • Kill Kare State Park

Things To Do In Essex Junction

Essex Junction offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists. The area offers numerous parks including the Mount Philo State Park, Kill Kare State Park, and Underhill State Park. The parks have camping areas, hiking trails, and picnic areas. Those interested in history can spare some time to visit the Essex Community Historical Society Museum.

Essex Junction Transportation

Air transportation facilities can be availed at the Burlington International Airport.

Essex Junction Higher Education

Saint Michaels Airport, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Middlebury College offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 9,709
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,445
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,428
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,091
Median House Value $262,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.5%
Irish 17.1%

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

Essex Junction Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 123 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 179 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Chittenden
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05452
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05451, 05453
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.49
Longitude -73.111

Essex Junction Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ESSEX JUNCTION 1 N
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 27 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Station BURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station PLATTSBURGH AFB
Distance 20.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brookside (05452)

Essex Center (05451)

Pinewood (05452)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 42,570 $72,279
Colchester 17,293 $82,769
South Burlington 18,536 $91,385
St. George 764 $51,094
Williston 9,054 $100,554
Winooski 7,223 $49,612

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

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Essex Junction High Schools

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ESSEX COMM. ED. CTR. UHSD #
2 EDUCATIONAL DRIVE
802-879-5500
Serves 1,596 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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91 ALLEN MARTIN DRIVE
802-878-8168
A Special Education School

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3 EDUCATIONAL DR
802-879-5562
A Vocational School

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