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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.

People

Total Population 5,948
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,576
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,330
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.1%
Median Gross Rent $713
Median House Value $141,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 17.5%
Irish 20.6%

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

Lyndon Almanac

Category Value
County Caledonia
P.O. Box Zip Codes 05849
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.53
Longitude -71.99

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)

Station SAINT JOHNSBURY
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station WEST BURKE
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 25 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barton 567 $47,875
Concord 277 $41,731
Danville 326 $78,125
Lyndonville 1,178 $38,854
St. Johnsbury 7,535 $54,641
West Burke 332 $37,500

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

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COLLEGE HILL
802-626-3357
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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