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Burlington, Vermont

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The location of Burlington

Welcome to Burlington ...

The city of Burlington is located in Chittenden County and is the County Seat for Chittenden 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 2017, Burlington has a population of 42,239 people<3> (see below for details).

Burlington is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Burlington lies within the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burlington had a population of 42,417 people (which is 27.1% of the total population of Chittenden County). This makes Burlington the county's most populous community.

The population of Burlington represents 6.78% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,417 people, the population of Burlington increased 9.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 38,889 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Burlington had an population of 42,239 people. This is a decrease of 0.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.61% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Burlington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Burlington and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Peru (NY)   [Map]   6,953   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   11,888   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Plattsburgh (NY)   [Map]   19,696   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Essex   [Map]   21,519   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   4,669   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Georgia   [Map]   4,721   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Iowa, 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, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

See 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 84 papers.

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

Websites for Burlington ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burlington:

The official website for State of Vermont:

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 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: 44.4877, Longitude: -73.2315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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