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The location of Burlington

Welcome to Burlington ...

The city of Burlington is located in Des Moines County and is the County Seat for Des Moines County.

The location of Burlington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Burlington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Burlingtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Burlington has a population of 24,838 people<3> (see below for details).

Burlington is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Burlington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Burlington is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Burlington: 52601<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burlington had a population of 25,663 people (which is 63.64% of the total population of Des Moines County). This makes Burlington the county's most populous community.

The population of Burlington represents 0.84% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,663 people, the population of Burlington decreased 4.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,839 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Burlington had an population of 24,838 people. This is a decrease of 3.21% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Burlington.

Communities Also Named Burlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Burlington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Burlington.

Websites for Burlington ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burlington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Burlington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burlington. Our list includes 65 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Burlington:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burlington ...

Looking for more information about Burlington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Burlington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Burlington.

Communities near Burlington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Madison   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Burlington

Located in Lee County

New London   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Burlington

Located in Henry County

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Burlington

Oquawka   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Burlington

Located in Henderson County (IL)

La Harpe   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Burlington

Located in Hancock County (IL)

West Point   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Burlington

Located in Lee County

Danville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Burlington

Dallas City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Burlington

Located in Hancock County (IL)

Stronghurst   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Burlington

Located in Henderson County (IL)

Lomax   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Burlington

Located in Henderson County (IL)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Burlington.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burlington:

The official website for Des Moines County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Burlington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Burlington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burlington.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Burlington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Burlington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Burlington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burlington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8070, Longitude: -91.1248     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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