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Overview

Introduction to Williston, Vermont

Williston, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 120 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 176 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area. Williston has a population of 7,650.

Williston History

The Abenakis Native Americans inhabited this area before European settlers arrived in the 1770s. The first railroad entered the community in 1850. Williston was an agricultural town during its early years. Governor Chittenden Road was named in honor of Thomas Chittenden, who was the first governor of Vermont and a resident of Williston.

Williston and nearby Attractions

  • National Museum of the Morgan Horse
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Waterbury Center State Park
  • Clinton County Historical Museum
  • Kingsland Bay State Park
  • Sand Bar State Park

Things To Do In Williston

While in Williston, one may visit parks like the Grand Isle State Park, the Underhill State Park, Mount Philo State Park and Waterbury Center State Park, which offer a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Museums like the Clinton County Historical Museum, the National Museum of the Morgan Horse and Shelburne Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Williston Golf Course and the Kwiniaska Golf Club are popular among local golfers. The Church of the Nazarene and the Christ Memorial Church are the local churches.

Williston Transportation

Burlington International is the nearest major airport.

Williston Higher Education

Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Adirondack Community College are the nearby institutions of higher educational.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,222
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+4,646
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.5%
Median Earnings25+$52,874
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,484

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,274
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,135
Median House Value$306,100

Ancestry

Irish14.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
English13.4%
French Except Basque11.7%
Italian11.2%
Canadian10%
Scottish4.8%
Polish3.8%
Russian3.4%
Ukrainian2.7%
Arab2.2%
Dutch2.1%
Welsh1.7%
Danishn1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
German0.2%
Romanian0.1%
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Williston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chittenden County
Standard Zip Codes5495
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.43
Approximate Longitude-73.07

Williston 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
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationMOUNT MANSFIELD
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp1 to 18 F
Apr Temp24 to 39 F
Jul Temp52 to 66 F
Oct Temp31 to 45 F
Annual Precip78.8 inches
StationSOUTH HERO
Distance16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Essex Junction9,922$86,618
Richmond498$61,429
Shelburne564$79,659
South Burlington18,704$87,831
St. George726$52,000
Winooski7,209$57,619

Williston Public Libraries

Dorothy Alling Memorial
21 LIBRARY LANE
Williston, Vermont
(802) 878-4918

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Williston Public Schools

Williston Schools
195 Central School Drive
ZIP: 5495
(802) 878-2762
Primary
Total Enrollment 1132

Williston Private Schools

Brownell Mountain School
5330 St George Rd
ZIP: 5495
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Jean Garvin School
90 Harvest Ln
ZIP: 5495
Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
The Bellwether School
1186 Brownell Rd
ZIP: 5495
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Trinity Baptist Schools
280 Trinity Dr
ZIP: 5495
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 76
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