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The location of West Burlington

Welcome to West Burlington ...

The city of West Burlington is located in Des Moines County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Burlington: W. Burlington

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Burlington has a population of 2,895 people<2> (see below for details).

West Burlington is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

West Burlington is within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for West Burlington: 52655<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Burlington had a population of 2,968 people (or 7.36% of the total population of Des Moines County). This makes West Burlington the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Burlington represents 0.1% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,968 people, the population of West Burlington decreased 6.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,161 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Burlington had an population of 2,895 people. This is a decrease of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.42% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named West Burlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named West Burlington - they are located in Colorado, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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

Websites for West Burlington ...

Official Website:

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 West 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 West 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 West Burlington.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Burlington ...

Looking for more information about West 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 West Burlington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Burlington.

Communities near West Burlington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fort Madison   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of West Burlington

Located in Lee County

New London   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of West Burlington

Located in Henry County

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the North (N) of West Burlington

Oquawka   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of West Burlington

Located in Henderson County (IL)

La Harpe   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of West Burlington

Located in Hancock County (IL)

West Point   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of West Burlington

Located in Lee County

Danville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the West (W) of West Burlington

Dallas City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the South (S) of West Burlington

Located in Hancock County (IL)

Morning Sun   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the North (N) of West Burlington

Located in Louisa County

Stronghurst   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the East (E) of West Burlington

Located in Henderson County (IL)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Des Moines County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West 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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Burlington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Burlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 West Burlington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Burlington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West 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 West Burlington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Burlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Burlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8219, Longitude: -91.1765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Burlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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