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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Massachusetts

Burlington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 7 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 12 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Burlington History

Burlington was named after the English town of Bridlington and was first settled in 1641. The town of Burlington was incorporated on February 28, 1799. Though it is now a suburban industrial town, it was originally an agricultural area. After Route 128 was built, Burlington became the fastest growing town of Massachusetts between 1955 and 1965.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Burlington Historical Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Burlington Mall
  • Burlington Landlocked Forest
  • Mary Cummings Park
  • Mill Pond Conservation Area

Things To Do In Burlington

Recreational facilities and activities of Burlington include tennis courts, skate parks, playgrounds, basketball courts, fishing and swimming facilities, softball fields, hiking, biking, walking trails and picnic areas. The Burlington Mall includes more than 155 specialty shops along with a food court with 775 seats.

Burlington Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to the area.

Burlington Higher Education

The nearest college is Bentley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,698
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+13,097
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married57.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.7%
Median Earnings25+$56,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,913

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,517
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,693
Median House Value$439,400

Ancestry

Irish24.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.1%
Italian18.6%
English9.1%
German4.3%
French Except Basque3.7%
African3.2%
Canadian3.2%
Portuguese2.6%
Polish2.6%
Greek2.2%
Swedish2.1%
Russian1.9%
Arab1.7%
US/American1.7%
Scottish1.4%
West Indian1.2%
Haitian1%
Ugandan0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
South African0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Palestinian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Estonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City12 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1803
Company Zip Codes1805
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.504
Longitude-71.196

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)

StationREADING
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford14,088$146,146
Lexington32,936$181,699
Stoneham21,831$113,131
Wilmington23,310$118,375
Winchester22,491$182,264
Woburn39,220$101,373

Burlington Public Libraries

Burlington Public Library
22 SEARS STREET
Burlington, Massachusetts
(781) 270-1690

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Burlington Hospitals

Lahey Clinic Medical Center
(Non-profit)
41 Mall Road
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Burlington Public Schools

Burlington High
123 Cambridge St
(781) 270-1836
High
Total Enrollment 1103
Fox Hill
1 Fox Hill Rd
(781) 270-1791
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Marshall Simonds Middle
114 Winn St
(781) 270-1781
Middle
Total Enrollment 844
Pine Glen Elementary
1 Pine Glen Way
(781) 270-1712
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Memorial
125 Winn St
(781) 270-1721
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Francis Wyman Elementary
41 Terrrace Hall Ave
(781) 270-1701
Primary
Total Enrollment 541

Burlington Private Schools

Tender Learning Centre
87 2nd Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Open Bible Academy
3 Winn St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Mount Hope Christian School
3 Mcginnis Dr
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Burlington Montessori School
6 Lexington St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Knowledge Beginnings
30 Mall Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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