Burlington, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burlington, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 3,947 as of July 1, 2016. Burlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 39.3045 and longitude -102.2715 in Kit Carson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kit Carson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,170 feet.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 2409946) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Burlington is located within Burlington Division of Kit Carson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Lowell.

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Burlington, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,947
Population in Households 3,400
Population in Familes 2,725
Population in Group Qrtrs 547
Population Density1 1,891
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 1,351
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 855
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 904 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $113,043
Average Home Value $145,344


Median Household Income $40,551
Average Household Income $51,872
Per Capita Income $21,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.19% -0.2%
Households 0.0% -0.04%
Families 0.26% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burlington, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 122 74th
Population Density1 # 80 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 120 74th
Median Household Income # 356 22nd
Per Capita Income # 376 18th

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