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Burlington, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 3,686 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Lowell.

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Burlington, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,686
Daytime Population: Workers 2,308
Daytime Population: Residents 1,525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,833
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 3,372
Population in Familes 2,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 1,766
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $40,624
Average Household Income $53,497
Per Capita Income $22,511


Total Housing Units 1,478 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 903 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $119,652
Average Home Value $150,498


Total Households 1,354
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 854
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.96% -0.29%
Households 0.03% -0.18%
Families 0.21% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 129 72nd
Population Density # 97 79th
Diversity Index # 121 74th
Median Household Income # 359 22nd
Per Capita Income # 371 19th

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