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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,322
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+3,679
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married33.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.6%
Median Earnings25+$33,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,044
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,077

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,731
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$877
Median House Value$190,200

Ancestry

English20.6%
Irish18%
German13.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Polish8.8%
French Except Basque7.7%
Italian7.7%
Canadian5.7%
Scottish3.9%
Dutch2.3%
Russian2.1%
Norwegian1.8%
Welsh1%
Swedish0.9%
Ukrainian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Australian0.2%
Czech0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.1%
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Brattleboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Windham County
Standard Zip Codes5301
P.O. Box Zip Codes5302, 5303, 5304
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.86
Approximate Longitude-72.57

Brattleboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVERNON
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationSURRY MOUNTAIN LAKE
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp7 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationTULLY LAKE
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp9 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 84 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Jacksonville240$48,958
Newfane89$100,893
North Westminster271$33,750
Townshend1,010$73,819
Westminster307$67,813
Wilmington349$43,750

Brattleboro Public Libraries

Brooks Memorial
224 MAIN ST.
Brattleboro, Vermont
(802) 254-5290

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Brattleboro Hospitals

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
17 Belmont Ave
(802) 257-0341

Brattleboro Public Schools

Academy School (brattleboro)
860 Western Avenue
ZIP: 5301
(802) 254-3743
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Brattleboro Area Middle School
109 Sunny Acres
ZIP: 5301
(802) 451-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 298
Brattleboro Senior Uhsd #6
131 Fairground Road
ZIP: 5301
(802) 451-3400
High
Total Enrollment 784
Canal Street/oak Grove Schools
15 Moreland Avenue
ZIP: 5301
(802) 254-3740
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Green Street School
164 Green Street
ZIP: 5301
(802) 254-3737
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Windham Regional Career Center
45 Career Circle
ZIP: 5301
(802) 257-7335
Other

Brattleboro Private Schools

Austine School For The Deaf
60 Austine Dr
ZIP: 5301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Community Schoolhouse
24 Oak St
ZIP: 5301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Hilltop Montessori School
120 Summit Cir
ZIP: 5301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Meadows School
1 Anna Marsh Ln
ZIP: 5301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
Neighborhood Schoolhouse
231 Western Ave
ZIP: 5301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
St Michael Catholic School
48 Walnut St
ZIP: 5301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
William Center At Austine
60 Austine Dr
ZIP: 5301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
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Historic Brattleboro

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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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