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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Wisconsin

Burlington, Wisconsin, in Racine county, is 23 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 31 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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.

People

Total Population 10,548
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,503
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,716
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $795
Median House Value $169,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 14.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station BURLINGTON
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
Station ANTIOCH
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
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
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 4,304 $64,861
Lake Geneva 7,714 $59,672
Paddock Lake 3,005 $72,311
Rochester 3,706 $82,358
Silver Lake 2,270 $82,679

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

Burlington Hospitals

MEMORIAL HSPTL BURLINGTON
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
252 MCHENRY ST
(262) 767-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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