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Overview

Introduction to St. Johnsbury, Vermont

St. Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia county, is 102 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 150 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

St. Johnsbury History

The town of St. Johnsbury is located in Caledonia County, Vermont. The area was initially granted as a part of the New Hampshire Grants in 1760, when it was known as Bessborough. In 1786, the community was regranted by Vermont as Dunmore. It came to be known as St. Johnsbury in 1790. The railroad line from Boston to Montreal arrived in the 1880s and the town became the county seat of Caledonia County in in 1856.

St. Johnsbury and nearby Attractions

  • Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
  • New England Ski Museum
  • New Discovery State Park
  • Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
  • Kettle Pond State Park
  • Franconia Heritage Museum

Things To Do In St. Johnsbury

Sunset Hill Golf Course and Woodbury Golf Course are popular among local golfers. Green Mountain Mall Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. Churches include The Living Water Assembly of God Church, The North Congregational Church and The First Congregational Church. Other notable locations in the area include Moose River Campground, Saint Johnsbury Athenaeu and the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Library.

St. Johnsbury Transportation

Burlington International Airport is nearby.

St. Johnsbury Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at institutions like Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Plymouth State College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

St Johnsbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Caledonia
Standard Zip Codes 05819
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.419
Longitude -72.015

St Johnsbury 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 0.2 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 MONROE 5 NNE
Distance 7.1 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
Station LANCASTER
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 25 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 32 to 56 F
Annual Precip 37.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Johnsbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Johnsbury (05819)

Waterford (05819)

West Waterford (05819)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cabot 202 $58,750
Concord 277 $41,731
Danville 326 $78,125
Lyndon 5,948 $44,330
Lyndonville 1,178 $38,854
West Burke 332 $37,500

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

St Johnsbury Hospitals

NORTHEASTERN VERMONT REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1315 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(802) 748-7400
Emergency Service: Yes

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