Introduction to Burlington, New Jersey

Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 2 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 17 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city has a population of 9,736.

Burlington History

The city of Burlington was first incorporated on October 24th, 1693. On May 7th, 1733, it was reincorporated by Royal Charter. Post American Independence, the city was incorporated again on December 21st, 1784, by the State of New Jersey. The territory was extended and reincorporated on March 14th, 1851. Burlington is home to St. Mary’s Church, which is not only the oldest church in Burlington, but also in all of New Jersey. In 1795, the Endeavor Fire Company was organized. The community is also home to the Burlington Coat Factory, which was founded in 1924.

Burlington and Nearby Attractions

  • New Egypt Historical Society Museum
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Sesame Place
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Burlington

Museums such as the American Swedish Historical Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, and PAWS Farm Nature Center are not far from Burlington. Other attractions nearby include the Adventure Aquarium, the Staten Island Zoo, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Camden Children's Garden, and the Philadelphia Zoo. The Burlington Quilt and Antique Festival is celebrated during August.

Burlington Transportation

Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Thomas Edison State College, Rider University, and Burlington County College.


Total Population 22,653
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,580
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.2%
Median Earnings25+ $45,044
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,566
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,190


Median Family Income $99,306
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%


People Living Alone 22.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,071
Median House Value $264,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 19.2%

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

Burlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08016
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.071
Longitude -74.865

Burlington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 2,569 $53,821
Delanco 4,542 $90,208
Edgewater Park 8,848 $72,343
Florence 12,586 $89,306
Riverside 8,044 $60,951
Willingboro 31,476 $74,307

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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