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Overview

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.

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 1780s 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. One 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,911
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+2,538
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,541
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,674
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home8.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$143,100

Ancestry

Irish20.5%
English17.5%
French Except Basque14.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.6%
Canadian10.4%
Scottish6.7%
Italian6.1%
German5.1%
Polish1.9%
Russian1%
Portuguese1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Czech0.6%
Swedish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
African0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lyndon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Caledonia County
P.O. Box Zip Codes5849
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.5
Approximate Longitude-71.97

Lyndon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAINT JOHNSBURY
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp6 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 58 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationWEST BURKE
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 24 F
Apr Temp26 to 51 F
Jul Temp51 to 80 F
Oct Temp31 to 54 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationMONROE 5 NNE
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp2 to 25 F
Apr Temp29 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp35 to 56 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barton504$46,667
Concord289$41,786
Danville331$81,250
Lyndonville1,255$37,422
St. Johnsbury7,451$55,000
West Burke326$52,500
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