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Burlington, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 10,710 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 42.6753 and longitude -88.2719 in Racine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Racine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 1582888) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 10,710
Daytime Population: Workers 8,765
Daytime Population: Residents 5,181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,946
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 10,582
Population in Familes 8,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 1,414
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $56,187
Average Household Income $70,643
Per Capita Income $28,283


Total Housing Units 4,631 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,480 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,855 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $208,599
Average Home Value $256,913


Total Households 4,334
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,832
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 0.24% 0.29%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.56% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Burlington, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 85 89th
Population Density # 137 82nd
Diversity Index # 105 87th
Median Household Income # 337 57th
Per Capita Income # 316 59th

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