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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Iowa

Burlington, Iowa, in Des Moines county, is located 56 miles SW of Davenport, Iowa (center to center) and 157 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri.

Burlington History

Burlington was founded in 1833 and is the county seat of Des Moines County. The city was originally inhabited by the Sac and Fox Indians. At that time, the area was called "Shoquoquon" meaning Flint Hills. In 1805, Lt. Zebulon Pike first arrived the area and hoisted the flag of United States for the first time in Iowa. In 1829, the American fur Company set up a post in the area. It was permanently settled in 1833. It was called Flint Hills in 1834. John . B. Gray first purchased land in this area and named the place as Burlington after his former home. In 1837, it was incorporated as a town. Burlington was reincorporated as a city in 1838.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Apple Trees Museum
  • Geode State Park
  • Hawkeye Log Cabin
  • Joseph Smith Historic Center
  • Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Burlington

Tourists can visit the Des Moines County Historical Society during your free hours. You can also visit the Big River State Forest, Delabar State Park, and the Nauvoo State Park. There are amusement and theme parks in the city where one can spend their leisure. The city also includes a number of churches like the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Faith Presbyterian Church. The city also organizes the Des Moines County Fair, Heritage Days, and Memorial Jazz Fest every year.

Burlington Transportation

The Southeast Iowa Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Burlington Higher Education

The institutes that offer facilities of higher education include Western Illinois University, Augustana College, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,492
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+11,535
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,817
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,790

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,912
% Above Poverty Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$87,200

Ancestry

German30.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
Irish11.8%
English9.3%
Swedish3.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2%
Norwegian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1.2%
Russian1%
Danishn0.7%
Polish0.7%
Austrian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Des Moines County
Standard Zip Codes52601
Phone Area Codes319
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-91.12

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 RADIO KBUR
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp43 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 85 F
Oct Temp46 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationMOUNT PLEASANT 1 SSW
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches
StationGALESBURG
Distance39.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danville1,079$69,375
Fort Madison10,769$56,372
Mediapolis1,536$71,538
Middletown361$59,821
New London1,945$59,732
West Burlington2,978$51,114

Burlington Public Libraries

Burlington Public Library
210 COURT ST
Burlington, Iowa
(319) 753-1647

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Burlington Hospitals

Bmc Home Health Care
602 North Third Street
(319) 753-3011

Burlington Public Schools

Aldo Leopold Middle School
3075 Sunnyside
ZIP: 52601
(319) 752-8390
Middle
Total Enrollment 410
Black Hawk Elementary School
2804 S 14th St
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Burlington Alternative School
2132 Madison Ave.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-5092
High
Total Enrollment 116
Burlington Community High School
421 Terrace Dr
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-2211
High
Total Enrollment 1073
Corse Elementary School
700 South Starr St.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-2707
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Edward Stone Middle School
3000 Mason Rd.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 752-4393
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
James Wilson Grimes School
800 South St.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-0420
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
North Hill Elementary School
825 N. 9th St.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-6363
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Sunnyside Elementary School
2040 Sunnyside Ave.
ZIP: 52601
(319) 753-5244
Primary
Total Enrollment 485

Burlington Private Schools

Burlington Notre Dame Catholic Elementary
700 S Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 52601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
Burlington Notre Dame Jr/sr High School
702 S Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 52601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 192
Great River Christian School
426 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 52601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
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