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Welcome to Burlington ...

The city of Burlington is primarily located in Alamance County<1>. A portion of Burlington extends into Guilford County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Burlington has a population of 54,499 people<3> (see below for details).

Burlington was established in 1893.

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

Time Zone: Burlington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Burlington: (336)

Websites for Burlington ...

Official Website: www.ci.burlington.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Burlington had an population of 54,499 people. This is an increase of 9.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burlington had a population of 49,963 people (which is 33.06% of the total population of Alamance County). This makes Burlington the county's most populous community.

The population of Burlington represents 0.52% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,963 people, the population of Burlington increased 11.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 44,917 people).

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

Communities Also Named Burlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Burlington: This one is located in Alamance County and the other is located in Macon County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 45 communities that are also named Burlington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, 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.

Communities near Burlington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Burlington.

  • Greensboro [Guilford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
    • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Burlington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Mebane [Alamance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mebane
    • Mebane [Alamance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Burlington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,732 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mebane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mebane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mebane<6>
  • Hillsborough [Orange County]
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    • Hillsborough [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Burlington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsborough<6>
  • Liberty [Randolph County]
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    • Liberty [Randolph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Burlington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Swepsonville [Alamance County]
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      • Swepsonville [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Burlington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swepsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swepsonville
    • Sedalia [Guilford County]
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      • Sedalia [Guilford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Burlington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedalia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedalia
    • Whitsett [Guilford County]
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      • Whitsett [Guilford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Burlington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitsett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitsett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitsett<6>
    • Ossipee [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossipee
      • Ossipee [Alamance County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Burlington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossipee
    • Bellemont [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellemont
      • Bellemont [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellemont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellemont
    • Broad Acres [Alamance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Acres
      • Broad Acres [Alamance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad Acres

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burlington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Burlington.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Burlington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burlington. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Burlington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Burlington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Burlington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Burlington on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Burlington on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Alamance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burlington: www.ci.burlington.nc.us/

The official website for Alamance County: www.alamance-nc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Alamance, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burlington.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burlington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BurlingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0968, Longitude: -79.4378    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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