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Overview

Introduction to Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 115 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 177 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Burlington metropolitan area.

Shelburne History

Shelburne was chartered to Jesse Hallock and 64 other associates by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1763. It was named in honor of William Petty, who was the second Earl of Shelburne. He was the Prime Minister of Britain and also a celebrated nobleman. The economy of Shelburne was based on farming during its early years. Commercial activities began to increase following the War of 1812.

Shelburne and nearby Attractions

  • Kingsland Bay State Park
  • Adirondack History Center
  • Macomb Reservation State Park
  • National Museum of the Morgan Horse
  • Underhill State Park
  • Shelburne Museum

Things To Do In Shelburne

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Kwiniaska Golf Course. Churches in the area include the First Baptist Church of Shelburne and the Saint Catherine of Siena Church. The Pierson Free Library, the Shelburne Museum Research Library and the National Museum of the Morgan Horse Library are all nearby.

Shelburne Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Shelburne Higher Education

Students in the area can pursue higher education at institutions like Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Norwich University.

Demographics

People

Total Population564
Male Share of the Population53.4%
Female Share of the Population46.6%
Senior Citizens43.4%
Employed Population 16+298
Age of the Population63

Families

% of people married62.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,919
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,314

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,659
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work5%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$260,400

Ancestry

Canadian25.5%
English21.3%
Irish20.7%
Italian17.2%
German14%
Scottish12.8%
Portuguese8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.5%
French Except Basque3%
Swiss2.7%
Welsh2.5%
Greek2.1%
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Shelburne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chittenden County
Standard Zip Codes5482
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.38
Approximate Longitude-73.23

Shelburne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationSOUTH HERO
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp10 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 57 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 28 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington42,556$76,574
Charlotte3,844$132,750
South Burlington18,704$87,831
St. George726$52,000
Williston9,222$94,274
Winooski7,209$57,619

Shelburne Public Libraries

Pierson
5376 SHELBURNE RD.
Shelburne, Vermont
(802) 985-5124

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Shelburne Public Schools

Shelburne Community School
345 Harbor Road
ZIP: 5482
(802) 985-3331
Primary
Total Enrollment 854

Shelburne Private Schools

Renaissance School
Shelburne Farms
ZIP: 5482
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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