Introduction to Winooski, Vermont

Winooski, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 122 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 182 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area. Winooski has a population of 6,561.

Winooski History

Winooski began as a trading city. A dam was constructed in the area after the Revolutionary war, and the Burlington Mill Company used power from the river to manufacture cloth and yarn in the 1830s. Winooski was officially incorporated as a city in 1922. The area was named after an Indian term for "onion".

Winooski and nearby Attractions

  • Rokeby Museum
  • Knight Point State Park
  • Clinton County Historical Museum
  • Cumberland Bay State Park
  • 1812 Homestead Farm/Museum
  • Underhill State Park

Things To Do In Winooski

Local shopping centers include the Champlain Market Place Shopping Center and the Champlain Mill Shopping Center. The Winooski Memorial Library is the local library, while the Saint Francis Xavier Church, Sisters of Providence Church and the Hearts of Fire Ministries are the nearby houses of worship.

Winooski Transportation

Flights are available from Burlington International Airport.

Winooski Higher Education

Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Suny College at Plattsburgh are the local institutions of higher education.


Total Population 7,223
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,780
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 32.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $49,612
% Above Poverty Level 73.9%
% Below Poverty Level 26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.7%


People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,027
Median House Value $226,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 17.6%

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

Winooski Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 122 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 182 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Chittenden
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05404
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.491
Longitude -73.186

Winooski Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
Distance 11.3 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
Distance 17.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 42,570 $72,279
Colchester 17,293 $82,769
Essex Junction 9,709 $85,428
South Burlington 18,536 $91,385
St. George 764 $51,094
Williston 9,054 $100,554

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

Winooski Public Libraries

Winooski Memorial
Winooski, Vermont
(802) 655-6424

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Winooski High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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Historic Winooski


Winooski (showing American Woolen Mills) c1907.

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Winooski (showing American Woolen Mills) c1907.

Winooski Gorge High Bridge (Burlington) between 1900 and 1910

High Bridge between 1900 and 1906

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