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Overview

Introduction to Williston, Vermont

Williston, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 120 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 176 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area. Williston has a population of 7,650.

Williston History

The Abenakis Native Americans inhabited this area before European settlers arrived in the 1770s. The first railroad entered the community in 1850. Williston was an agricultural town during its early years. Governor Chittenden Road was named in honor of Thomas Chittenden, who was the first governor of Vermont and a resident of Williston.

Williston and nearby Attractions

  • National Museum of the Morgan Horse
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Waterbury Center State Park
  • Clinton County Historical Museum
  • Kingsland Bay State Park
  • Sand Bar State Park

Things To Do In Williston

While in Williston, one may visit parks like the Grand Isle State Park, the Underhill State Park, Mount Philo State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, which offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Museums like the Clinton County Historical Museum, the National Museum of the Morgan Horse and Shelburne Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Williston Golf Course and the Kwiniaska Golf Club are popular among local golfers. The Church of the Nazarene and the Christ Memorial Church are the local churches.

Williston Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Williston Higher Education

Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Adirondack Community College are the nearby institutions of higher educational.

People

Total Population 9,054
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,642
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,554
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,026
Median House Value $291,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
US/American 0%
English 16.4%
Irish 12.2%

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

Williston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 120 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 176 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Chittenden
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05495
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.44
Longitude -73.09

Williston 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 BURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance 3.5 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 MOUNT MANSFIELD
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 18 F
Apr Temp 24 to 39 F
Jul Temp 52 to 66 F
Oct Temp 31 to 45 F
Annual Precip 78.8 inches
Station SOUTH HERO
Distance 16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Essex Junction 9,709 $85,428
Richmond 630 $42,969
Shelburne 690 $77,607
South Burlington 18,536 $91,385
St. George 764 $51,094
Winooski 7,223 $49,612

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

Williston Public Libraries

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Dorothy Alling Memorial
21 LIBRARY LANE
Williston, Vermont
(802) 878-4918
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