Lyndon, Vermont

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Lyndon, Vermont

Introduction to Lyndon, Vermont

Lyndon is a town located in the Caledonia County, Vermont in the United States. The town occupies six square miles of lush green hills and valleys on either side of the Passumpsic River. There are 5,448 residents in Lyndon.

Lyndon History

The town of Lyndon was named after Josiah Lyndon Arnold, the former governor of Rhode Island and son of landholder Jonathan Arnold. The charter of Lyndon was signed in 1780 by Governor Thomas Chittenden. The township grant for Lyndon was originally secured by Rhode Island proprietors. At that time the area was covered with woodlands. In 1781 the town was surveyed by Jonathan Arnold, Daniel Owen, and Daniel Cahoon. By the late 1780’s settlements began in Lyndon.

Lyndon and nearby Attractions

  • Littleton Grist Mill
  • Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
  • Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
  • Stillwater State Park
  • Santa’s Village
  • Six Gun City and Fort Splash

Things To Do In Lyndon

There are many recreational opportunities available in and around the town of Lyndon. Tourists can visit Six Gun City and Fort Splash, an amusement and water park. Santa’s Village is also an exciting destination. Numerous parks with camping, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities are there near Lyndon. You can spend a peaceful afternoon at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Littleton Grist Mill is also a well known place of interest in Lyndon.

Lyndon Transportation

The nearest major airport to Lyndon is the Burlington International Airport.

Lyndon Higher Education

Dartmouth College, Norwich University, and Plymouth State College are the nearby institutions offering higher education opportunities.

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Lyndon Almanac

Category Value
County Caledonia
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05849
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.53
Longitude -71.99

Lyndon Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
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Lyndon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,448 100%
Male 2,725 50%
Female 2,723 50%
Under 18 1,256 23.1%
18+ 4,192 76.9%
65+ 749 13.7%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 2.94
White 5,326 97.8%
African-American 14 0.3%
Asian 34 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 27 0.5%
Other 9 0.2%
Mixed Race 37 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.4%

Estimated Lyndon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,602
Growth 154
Growth % 2.8%

Lyndon 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
US/American 21.4%
English 19.9%
French (except Basque) 13.2%
Irish 12.2%
French Canadian 8.9%
German 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Scottish 4.2%
Italian 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Polish 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
Welsh 1%
European 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lyndon 5,448 $42,633
Barton 742 $32,625
Concord 1,196 $38,264
Danville 2,211 $47,150
Lyndonville 1,227 $34,926
St. Johnsbury 7,571 $41,961
West Burke 364 $31,250
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