Alburg, Vermont

Alburg, Vermont

According to top-mba-universities, Alburg, Vermont is situated in the Champlain Valley of northwestern Vermont, and is bordered by Lake Champlain to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. The city has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers. The city’s history dates back to 1763 when it was first settled by French-Canadian fur traders. It was officially incorporated as a village in 1821.

Politically, Alburg is governed by a mayor-council system, with an elected mayor and four council members representing the four wards of the town. The economy of Alburg is largely based on agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The town is home to several large factories that produce furniture and other wood products as well as metal parts for automotive companies. Tourism is also an important part of Alburg’s economy, thanks to its proximity to Lake Champlain and its scenic views of the surrounding mountains.

The town has two public schools: Alburg Elementary School for grades K-8, and Alburg High School for grades 9-12. Both are part of the local school district which also includes several private schools in neighboring towns.

Alburg has several notable landmarks including Stowe Hall Mansion which was built in 1794 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Fort Montgomery which was built during the War of 1812; Stowe Hill Church which was built in 1827; Old Stone House which dates back to 1835; and Fort Blunder which served as a fortification during the Revolutionary War.

Population: 1,952. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,083 (+6.7% change)
Males: 980 (50.2%), Females: 972 (49.8%)

Grand Isle County

Median resident age: 38.5 years
Median household income: $33,148
Median house value: $85,400

Races in Alburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.5%)
  • American Indian (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)

Ancestries: French (24.2%), French Canadian (13.9%), United States (13.4%), English (10.2%), Irish (7.8%), German (4.2%).

Elevation: 124 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles


Alburg, Vermont is a small town located in northwestern Vermont along the shores of Lake Champlain. It has a population of just over 1,000 people and is the smallest town in Grand Isle County. The majority of the population is white with only 5.3% being Hispanic or Latino. The median age of the population is 42 years old and the median household income is $48,853 per year. The unemployment rate in Alburg stands at 4.7%.

The town boasts an excellent public school system which serves grades K-12 and has a variety of extracurricular activities for students to participate in such as sports teams, band and chorus groups, student government, and more. There are also several private schools in Alburg that offer specialized educational opportunities for those who wish to pursue them. Many residents work at one of the many businesses located around town such as restaurants, retail stores, gas stations, and marinas. In addition to these businesses there are many local farms that produce dairy products, vegetables, fruits and livestock which contribute to the community’s economy. Alburg is home to many recreational activities including fishing on Lake Champlain or hiking through its beautiful forests and hillsides that make up much of its landscape. It’s also home to several parks where residents can take part in outdoor activities such as camping or picnicking with friends or family members during warm summer months or skiing down its slopes during winter months.

For population 25 years and over in Alburg

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alburg town

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

4.0% Foreign born (3.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +581 (+42.4%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Alburg:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alburg:

  • CLINTON CO (about 25 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Abbreviation: PLB)
  • BURLINGTON INTL (about 37 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Abbreviation: BTV)
  • RUTLAND STATE (about 104 miles; RUTLAND, VT; Abbreviation: RUT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Alburg:

  • ROUSES POINT (about 4 miles; ROUSES POINT, NY; Abbreviation: K21)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY STATE (about 16 miles; HIGHGATE, VT; Abbreviation: FSO)
  • PLATTSBURGH INTL (about 26 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Abbreviation: PBG)

Amtrak stations near Alburg:

  • 6 miles: ROUSES POINT (PRATT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.
  • 19 miles: ST. ALBANS (40 FEDERAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alburg:

  • SUNY COLLEGE AT PLATTSBURGH (about 23 miles; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,601)
  • SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE (about 35 miles; COLCHESTER, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT AND STATE AGRICULTURAL COLL (about 40 miles; BURLINGTON, VT; Full-time enrollment: 8,852)
  • MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; MIDDLEBURY, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,265)
  • NORWICH UNIVERSITY (about 73 miles; NORTHFIELD, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE (about 113 miles; HANOVER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,309)
  • ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 116 miles; QUEENSBURY, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,182)

Public primary/middle school in Alburg:

  • ALBURG COMMUNITY ED CENTER (Students: 240; Location: 14 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 08)


Library in Alburg:

  • ALBURG PUBLIC (Operating income: $31,250; Location: PO BOX 344, 14 S. MAIN ST.; 10,446 books; 105 audio materials; 235 video materials; 22 serial subscriptions)

Alburg, Vermont

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