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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.

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 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 Michael's Airport, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, and Middlebury College offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,922
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+5,625
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,702
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,618
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,117
Median House Value$272,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.6%
Irish15.6%
English15.2%
French Except Basque11.8%
German11.2%
Canadian8.6%
Italian5.8%
Scottish4.8%
Polish3.7%
Hungarian1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Arab1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Lithuanian1%
African0.9%
Greek0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Latvian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Essex Junction Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chittenden County
Standard Zip Codes5452
P.O. Box Zip Codes5453
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.49
Approximate Longitude-73.11

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)

StationESSEX JUNCTION 1 N
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 27 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationBURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationPLATTSBURGH AFB
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington42,556$76,574
Colchester17,325$82,134
South Burlington18,704$87,831
St. George726$52,000
Williston9,222$94,274
Winooski7,209$57,619

Essex Junction Public Libraries

Brownell
6 LINCOLN ST.
Essex Junction, Vermont
(802) 878-6955

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Essex Junction Public Schools

Albert D. Lawton School
104 Maple Street
ZIP: 5452
(802) 878-1388
Middle
Total Enrollment 341
Essex Community Education Center Uhsd #46
2 Educational Drive
ZIP: 5452
(802) 879-7121
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Essex Elementary School
1 Bixby Hill Road
ZIP: 5452
(802) 878-2584
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Essex Middle School
60 Founders Road
ZIP: 5452
(802) 879-7173
Middle
Total Enrollment 425
Founders Memorial School
33 Founders Road
ZIP: 5452
(802) 879-6326
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Hiawatha School
34 Hiawatha Avenue
ZIP: 5452
(802) 878-1384
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Summit Street School
17 Summit Street
ZIP: 5452
(802) 878-1377
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
The Center For Technology - Essex
3 Educational Drive
ZIP: 5452
(802) 879-5558
Other
Thomas Fleming School
9 Prospect Street
ZIP: 5452
(802) 878-1381
Middle
Total Enrollment 249

Essex Junction Private Schools

Bellcate School
1 Corporate Dr
ZIP: 5452
Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Green Mountain Montessori School
8 Jericho Rd
ZIP: 5452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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