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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.

People

Total Population 690
Male Share of the Population 57.4%
Female Share of the Population 42.6%
Senior Citizens 28.4%
Employed Population 16+ 296
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.7%
Median Earnings25+ $44,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,607
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $256,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
US/American 0%
English 17.1%
Irish 14.9%

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

Shelburne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 115 miles N of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Chittenden
Metro Area Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 05482
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.39
Longitude -73.21

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)

Station BURLINGTON INTL AP
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station SOUTH HERO
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 57 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station ELIZABETHTOWN
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 28 F
Apr Temp 30 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 42,570 $72,279
Charlotte 3,822 $121,270
South Burlington 18,536 $91,385
St. George 764 $51,094
Williston 9,054 $100,554
Winooski 7,223 $49,612

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

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5420 SHELBURNE ROAD SUITE 300
802-482-3885
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