Introduction to Burlington, Wisconsin

Burlington, Wisconsin, in Racine county, is 23 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 31 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 9,936.

Burlington History

Around the year 1830, a small village was formed in the area which came to be known as the Potawatomi village. The earliest Europeans entered the area in the fall of the year 1799. The area was officially incorporated as a village in 1886, and it became a city in 1900. It was named after Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Spinning Top Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Burlington

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Browns Lake Golf Course. Wehmhoff Jucker Park, Riverside Park, Grove Street Park and Steinhoff Park are some of the local parks. The city celebrates Octoberfest every October and the Chocolate Festival every May.

Burlington Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Gateway Technical College and College of Lake County.


Total Population 10,528
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,398
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,884
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,296
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,829


Median Family Income $70,531
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $844
Median House Value $175,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 11.9%

Burlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Racine
Standard Zip Codes 53105
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.678
Longitude -88.276

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 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Troy 4,300 $60,845
Lake Geneva 7,693 $63,194
Paddock Lake 2,999 $69,132
Rochester 3,687 $82,407
Silver Lake 2,257 $80,104

Burlington Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(262) 767-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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