Lunenburg, Vermont

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Lunenburg, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
Coordinates: 44°28′4″N 71°41′14″W / 44.46778°N 71.68722°W / 44.46778; -71.68722Coordinates: 44°28′4″N 71°41′14″W / 44.46778°N 71.68722°W / 44.46778; -71.68722
Country United States
State Vermont
County Essex
 • Total 45.4 sq mi (117.5 km2)
 • Land 45.1 sq mi (116.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,328
 • Density 29.5/sq mi (11.4/km2)
 • Households 516
 • Families 366
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05904, 05906
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-41425[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462139[2]

Lunenburg is a town in Essex County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,328 at the 2000 census. The name stems from one of the titles for Prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick-Lunenburg.[3]

Lunenburg contains the villages of West Lunenburg, South Lunenburg and Gilman, and is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Lunenburg was the home of Vermont State Representative Adino Nye Bell.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.4 square miles (117.5 km2), of which 45.1 square miles (116.8 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (0.62%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,328 people, 516 households, and 366 families residing in the town. The population density was 29.5 people per square mile (11.4/km2). There were 747 housing units at an average density of 16.6 per square mile (6.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.82% White, 0.08% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 516 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,802, and the median income for a family was $33,000. Males had a median income of $26,793 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,804. About 8.7% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Profile for Lunenburg, Vermont". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-09.