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Welcome to Burlington ...

The city of Burlington is located in Skagit County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Burlington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

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 9,223 people<3> (see below for details).

Burlington is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Burlington lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Burlington is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Burlington: 98233<5>

Websites for Burlington ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Burlington had an population of 9,223 people. This is an increase of 9.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burlington had a population of 8,388 people (or 7.18% of the total population of Skagit County). This makes Burlington the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Burlington represents 0.12% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,388 people, the population of Burlington increased 24.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,757 people).

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

Communities Also Named Burlington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, Vermont, 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.

  • Oak Harbor
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Anacortes
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Stanwood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • La Conner
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Lyman
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Hamilton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Clear Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake is located in Skagit County
  • Sedro - Woolley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Big Lake
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
    • Big Lake is located in Skagit County
  • Bow
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)

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 5 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Burlington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Burlington post office opened in 1891.

We also found Burlington in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Burlington.

The official website for Burlington:

The official website for Skagit County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, 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>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).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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