Lyndonville, Vermont

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Lyndonville, Vermont
Depot Street
Depot Street
Lyndonville is located in Vermont
Location within the state of Vermont
Coordinates: 44°32′3″N 72°0′3″W / 44.53417°N 72.00083°W / 44.53417; -72.00083
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.73 sq mi (1.90 km2)
 • Land0.71 sq mi (1.83 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
722 ft (220 m)
 • Total1,207
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,645.48/sq mi (635.27/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-41950[3]
GNIS feature ID1458324[4]

Lyndonville is a village in the town of Lyndon, in Caledonia County, Vermont, United States. Lyndonville's population was 1,207 at the 2010 census.[5] It is the closest community to The Lyndon campus of Northern Vermont University.


In 1883, trustees purchased a hand fire engine from Franklin, New Hampshire, to start a fire fighting company. The fire department volunteers named themselves the "Tiger Fire Company No. 1" and appear in parade uniform for photos starting in 1889.[6]

In 1931, a Boston paper reported that the town had become a haven for "Rum Running Gangsters!"[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2), of which 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 3.66%, is water,[5] consisting of the Passumpsic River, which flows along the western edge of the village.

Lyndonville is located 8 miles (13 km) north of St. Johnsbury and 35 miles (56 km) south of Newport, Vermont. U.S. Route 5 passes through the center of the village, and Interstate 91 bypasses it to the west, with access via Exit 23.



In 2007, voters at first decided to merge with the town of Lyndon by dissolving the village government, but a re-vote rescinded this decision. Police and fire coverage are provided by the Lyndonville Volunteer Fire Department and Lyndonville Police Department that has three full-time officers as well as supplemental coverage from the Vermont State Police.

Lyndonville is the muster point for the 5th Battalion of the Vermont State Guard.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,165[2]−3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,207 people, 556 households, and 276 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,724.3 people per square mile (670.6/km2). There were 618 housing units at an average density of 882.9/sq mi (343.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.[9]

There were 556 households, out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.0% were headed by a husband-wife couple, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17, and the average family size was 2.74.[9]

In the village, the population was spread out, with 19.6% under the age of 18, 18.3% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.[9]


Personal income[edit]

For the period 2007–2011, the estimated median household income in the village was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $37,351. Male full-time workers had a median income of $36,337 versus $22,768 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,976. About 13.9% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.[10]


The Dairy Association Company manufactures Bag Balm.[11][12][13]

Kennametal employed 200 people locally and closed in 2014.[14]


A Community Fair has been held annually continuously since 1932.[15] In 2009, Boston magazine named it one of 15 "Best Small Towns" in New England.[16]


Arts and culture[edit]

Railroad mural downtown Lyndonville VT April 2019.jpg
Railroad mural downtown.

The town has a bronze statue, a copy of the Florentine Boar by Tacca, which is also a fountain. As water gushes continually from the pig's mouth, the local copy is known fondly as the "puking pig".[18]

Notable people[edit]

The Chapel of the Holy Family
The Chapel of the Holy Family


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lyndonville village, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Fisher, Harriet (July 2009). "Tiger Fire Company No. 1". Derby, Vermont: Northland Journal. pp. 20–21.
  7. ^ Karl Schriftgoesser (July 29, 1931). Vermont's "Toughest Town" Moves to Rid Itself of Gangsters. Boston Evening Transcript.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lyndonville village, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Lyndonville village, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  11. ^ "John Mahoney's Bag Balm feature story".
  12. ^ Doe, John (1 July 2009). "News". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, Vermont. pp. 37–39.
  13. ^ This is different from the manufacturers of the product located in Stanstead, Quebec.
  14. ^ Associated Press (January 15, 2009). Lyndonville company decreases work force. Burlington Free Press.
  15. ^ Wheeler, Deanna (September 2008). "Early Fairs in Lydonville". Derby, Vermont: Northland Journal. pp. 16–17.
  16. ^ Boston, October 2009, page 76, Steve Almond
  17. ^ Lyndon Town School Archived 2012-01-24 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Boar Fountain".
  19. ^ Romig, Walter (1947). The American Catholic Who's Who. 7. Grosse Point, MI: Walter Romig. p. 65.
  20. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (November 20, 1977). "Not Ballet, Not Acrobatics, But Pilobolus!". New York Times. New York, NY.
  21. ^ Shyla Nelson (2009-01-06). "Miss Vermont doesn't leave Miss America emptyhanded" (PDF).[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°32′01″N 72°00′11″W / 44.53361°N 72.00306°W / 44.53361; -72.00306