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Burlington, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 3,289 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.3061 and longitude -102.2694 in Kit Carson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,289 (100%)
Population in Households 3,239 (98.5%)
Population in Families 2,577 (78.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 50 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,528
Diversity Index2 53
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,431
Average Household Income $60,871
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,374
Wealth Index5 53
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,455 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 922 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 455 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $151,381
Average Home Value $164,696
Housing Affordability Index3 207
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,377
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 863
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -2.48% 0.01%
Households 0.19% 0.04%
Families 0.25% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
Owner Occupied HU   0.15%

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Burlington, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 137 70th
Population Density # 118 75th
Median Household Income # 326 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 409 89th
Per Capita Income # 368 20th
Diversity Index # 136 71st

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