Essex Junction is a village located within the town of Essex in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,271 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on November 15, 1892.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides daily service via its station in Essex Junction, the only rail station in the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area and the state of Vermont's busiest Amtrak station. The Vermonter train runs daily from the Franklin County seat of St. Albans to Union Station in Washington, D.C. It used to be called the Montrealer; its terminus being at Central Station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The village of Essex Junction is one of three voting districts (District 8-2) in the town of Essex, with Districts 8-1 and 8-3 together comprising the remainder of the town outside the village. The village and town each operate separate fire departments, libraries, parks departments, and municipal services, and contain separate school districts for grades K–8. Both governments collectively operate a unified police department and the unified Essex High School.
Essex Junction is home to GlobalFoundries' Burlington Design Center and 200 mm wafer fabrication plant. GlobalFoundries is the largest private employer in the state of Vermont, with approximately 3,000 employees.