Burlington, CO Profile: Facts & Data


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Burlington, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 4,199 as of July 1, 2018. Burlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Lowell.

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Burlington, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,199
Population in Households 3,467
Population in Familes 2,785
Population in Group Qrtrs 732
Population Density2 2,011
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $39,097
Average Household Income $52,589
Per Capita Income $21,373


Total Housing Units 1,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 923 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $122,554
Average Home Value $150,597


Total Households 1,352
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 851
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.16% -0.09%
Households 0.01% -0.07%
Families 0.14% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

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, 2018 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 # 123 73rd
Population Density # 77 83rd
Diversity Index # 111 76th
Median Household Income # 380 17th
Per Capita Income # 399 13th

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