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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Connecticut

Burlington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 6 miles N of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center) and 88 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area.

Burlington History

The original inhabitants of the beautiful hill town of Burlington, the Tunxis tribe, used the area as a hunting ground, and named their territory Tunxis Sepus. The white settlers first arrived in Connecticut in 1636, and in 1640, John Haynes, the then governor of Connecticut, purchased a huge tract of land from the Tunxis tribe and named it Tunxis Plantation. In 1645, Tunxis Plantation was incorporated as the town of Farmington, which includes the present day towns of Burlington, Bristol, Berlin, Avon and others. The western area of Farmington, comprising the present day towns of Burlington and Bristol, was heavily forested and was consequently named West Woods. In 1774, the northern portion of West Woods was incorporated as the Parish of West Britain. In 1806, the Parish of West Britain was finally incorporated as the town of Burlington.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area
  • Nassahegan State Forest
  • American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Black Rock State Park
  • Edward E. King Museum
  • Buttolph - Williams House

Things To Do In Burlington

The town celebrates local festivals like Whigville Grange Fair. The American Clock & Watch Museum and the Edward E. King Museum are some sites that a visitor might like to see. The Nassahegan State Forest is an animal lover's paradise. One can also visit various historic sites such as the Buttolph - Williams House, the Dinosaur State Park, the Mark Twain House, and the Noah Webster House.

Burlington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Central Connecticut State University, University of Hartford, and Manchester Community College.

People

Total Population 9,499
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,958
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 66%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,202
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,346
Median House Value $317,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.6%
Irish 17.4%

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

Burlington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NE of New York, New York
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06013, 06085
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.769
Longitude -72.965

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 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches
Station BAKERSVILLE
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station WIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burlington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake Garda (06085)

Unionville (06013, 06085)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Burlington Public Libraries

Library
Burlington Public Library
34 LIBRARY LANE
Burlington, Connecticut
(860) 673-3331
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Burlington High Schools

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LEWIS S. MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
26 LYON RD.
860-673-0423
Serves 688 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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24 LYON ROAD
860-673-2538
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