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Overview

Introduction to Winooski, Vermont

Winooski, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 122 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 182 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is considered part of the Burlington metropolitan area.

Winooski History

Winooski began as a trading city. A dam was constructed in the area after the Revolutionary war, and the Burlington Mill Company used power from the river to manufacture cloth and yarn in the 1830s. Winooski was officially incorporated as a city in 1922. The area was named after an Indian term for "onion."

Winooski and nearby Attractions

  • Rokeby Museum
  • Knight Point State Park
  • Clinton County Historical Museum
  • Cumberland Bay State Park
  • 1812 Homestead Farm/Museum
  • Underhill State Park

Things To Do In Winooski

Local shopping centers include the Champlain Market Place Shopping Center and the Champlain Mill Shopping Center. The Winooski Memorial Library is the local library, while the Saint Francis Xavier Church, Sisters of Providence Church and the Hearts of Fire Ministries are the nearby houses of worship.

Winooski Transportation

Flights are available from Burlington International Airport.

Winooski Higher Education

Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Suny College at Plattsburgh are the local institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,209
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+3,835
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married31.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,683
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,878
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,227

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,619
% Above Poverty Level74%
% Below Poverty Level26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,027
Median House Value$223,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish15.4%
Canadian14.3%
French Except Basque11.9%
English11%
German8.5%
Italian5.1%
Arab3.4%
Iraqi2.9%
Scottish2.6%
African2.4%
Polish2.4%
Swedish1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Somali1.4%
Norwegian1%
Russian1%
Greek1%
Danishn0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
South African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Winooski Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chittenden County
Standard Zip Codes5404
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.49
Approximate Longitude-73.18

Winooski 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
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationSOUTH HERO
Distance11.3 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
StationPLATTSBURGH AFB
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 56 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington42,556$76,574
Colchester17,325$82,134
Essex Junction9,922$86,618
South Burlington18,704$87,831
St. George726$52,000
Williston9,222$94,274

Winooski Public Libraries

Winooski Memorial
O'BRIEN COMMUNITY CENTER AND YMCA
Winooski, Vermont
(802) 655-6424

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Winooski Public Schools

J. F. Kennedy Elementary School
70 Normand Street
ZIP: 5404
(802) 655-0411
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Winooski High School
80 Normand Street
ZIP: 5404
(802) 655-3530
High
Total Enrollment 214
Winooski Middle School
80 Normand Street
ZIP: 5404
(802) 655-3530
Middle
Total Enrollment 155

Winooski Private Schools

St Francis Xavier School
5 Saint Peter St
ZIP: 5404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 199
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Historic Winooski

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Winooski (showing American Woolen Mills) c1907.

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Winooski (showing American Woolen Mills) c1907.

Winooski Gorge High Bridge (Burlington) between 1900 and 1910

High Bridge between 1900 and 1906

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