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Welcome to Burlington ...

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

The location of Burlington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Burlington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Burlingtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Burlington has a population of 10,980 people<4> (see below for details).

Burlington was established in 1835.

The community of Burlington is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Burlington is within the boundaries of the (262) area code.

Websites for Burlington ...

Official Website: www.burlington-wi.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Burlington had an population of 10,980 people. This is an increase of 4.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Burlington had a population of 10,464 people (which is 5.35% of the total population of Racine County). This makes Burlington the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Burlington represents 0.18% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,464 people, the population of Burlington increased 5.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,936 people).

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

Adding Burlington to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Burlington elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia 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.

  • Franklin [Milwaukee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Milwaukee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Burlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35,811 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
  • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Burlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
  • Caledonia [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Burlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,277 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
  • Muskego [Waukesha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muskego
    • Muskego [Waukesha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Burlington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muskego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muskego
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Antioch [Lake County]
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      • Antioch [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Burlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antioch<7>
    • Salem [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Kenosha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Burlington
      • Estimated population in 2017: 12,314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Fox Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Burlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,451 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Lake<7>
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Burlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Waukesha [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukesha
      • Waukesha [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Burlington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukesha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukesha
    • Somers [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers
      • Somers [Kenosha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Burlington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers

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 10 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Burlington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Burlington.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Racine County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Burlington: www.burlington-wi.gov/

The official website for Racine County: www.racineco.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Racine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Burlington.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burlington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: 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: 42.6784, Longitude: -88.2770       In this case, the coordinates for Burlington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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