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The 2000 Census showed that Burleson County had a population of 16,470 people. This represented 0.08% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 131st most populous county (out of 254 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Burleson had a population of 16,570 people. This is an increase of 0.61% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201017,187+4.35%+3.72% since 2009
200716,560+0.55%-0.38% since 2006
200616,624+0.94%-1.35% since 2005
200516,851+2.31%+0.77% since 2004
200416,723+1.54%+0.16% since 2003
200316,697+1.38%+0.82% since 2002
200216,561+0.55%-0.3% since 2001
200116,610+0.85%+0.85% since 2000
200016,470The Last Census

Burleson County had 8,197 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Burleson County has a total area<3> of 677 square miles [1,755 km²]. Of this total, 665 square miles [1,723 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.81%) being water (12.24 square miles [31.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Burleson County had a population density of 24.75 people per square mile [9.55 people/km²], making it the state's 117th most densely populated county (out of 254 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Burleson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Burleson and the state of Texas.

Click here for the Burleson County QuickFact (QF-48051).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Burleson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Burleson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BrazosQF-48041   NE179,992152,41518.09%
LeeQF-48287   SW16,23115,6573.67%
MilamQF-48331   NW24,62824,2381.61%
RobertsonQF-48395   N15,70616,000-1.84%
WashingtonQF-48477   SE32,89330,3738.3%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Burleson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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