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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,540
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+4,881
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married65.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.5%
Median Earnings25+$61,391
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$41,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$130,208
% Above Poverty Level98.3%
% Below Poverty Level1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone14.8%
Median Gross Rent$992
Median House Value$324,100

Ancestry

Italian25.2%
Irish17.4%
Polish14.7%
German13.6%
English13.1%
French Except Basque12.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
Canadian5.6%
Swedish3.8%
Scottish2.2%
Greek2.1%
Russian1.6%
Lithuanian1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Slovak0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Arab0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Australian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6013
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-72.96

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)

StationBURLINGTON
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches
StationBAKERSVILLE
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationWIGWAM RESERVOIR
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Burlington Public Libraries

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

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Burlington Public Schools

Har-bur Middle School
26 Lyon Road
ZIP: 6013
Middle
Total Enrollment 809
Lake Garda Elementary School
61 Monce Road
ZIP: 6013
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Lewis S. Mills High School
26 Lyon Road
ZIP: 6013
High
Total Enrollment 777
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