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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Massachusetts

Burlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 7 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 12 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Burlington History

Burlington was named after the English town of Bridlington and was first settled in 1641. The town of Burlington was incorporated on February 28, 1799. Though it is now a suburban industrial town, it was originally an agricultural area. After Route 128 was built, Burlington became the fastest growing town of Massachusetts between 1955 and 1965.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Burlington Historical Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Burlington Mall
  • Burlington Landlocked Forest
  • Mary Cummings Park
  • Mill Pond Conservation Area

Things To Do In Burlington

Recreational facilities and activities of Burlington include tennis courts, skate parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, fishing and swimming facilities, softball fields, hiking, biking, walking trails and picnic areas. The Burlington Mall includes more than 155 specialty shops along with a food court with 775 seats.

Burlington Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to the area.

Burlington Higher Education

The nearest college is Bentley College.

People

Total Population 25,467
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 13,166
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.1%
Median Earnings25+ $55,467
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,283
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,649

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,726
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $1,635
Median House Value $424,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.1%
US/American 1.7%
English 8.7%
Irish 24.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01803
Company Zip Codes 01805
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.504
Longitude -71.196

Burlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station READING
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 13,921 $139,205
Lexington 32,700 $179,144
Stoneham 21,752 $106,528
Wilmington 23,141 $110,696
Winchester 22,075 $168,917
Woburn 39,104 $97,015

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burlington Public Libraries

Library
Burlington Public Library
22 SEARS STREET
Burlington, Massachusetts
(781) 270-1690
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Burlington Hospitals

MARY & ARTHUR CLAPHAM HOSPTIAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
41 & 45 MALL ROAD
(781) 744-5100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Burlington High Schools

BURLINGTON HIGH
CAMBRIDGE STREET
781-270-1800
Serves 928 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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