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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 Population26,103
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+13,380
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.6%
Median Earnings25+$62,490
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,901

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,987
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,851
Median House Value$465,900

Ancestry

Irish23.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
Italian17.5%
English8.4%
German4.8%
French Except Basque4.4%
African3.8%
Canadian3%
Greek2.8%
Portuguese2.7%
Swedish2.2%
Polish2.1%
Russian1.9%
Arab1.5%
Ugandan1.4%
US/American1.3%
Brazilian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Romanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Nigerian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1803
Company Zip Codes1805
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-71.2

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
Lexington33,339$194,125
Stoneham21,967$117,166
Wilmington23,538$126,447
Winchester22,579$189,271
Woburn39,500$99,651

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

Burlington Public Schools

Burlington High
123 Cambridge Street
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1836
High
Total Enrollment 1123
Fox Hill
1 Fox Hill Rd
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1791
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Francis Wyman Elementary
41 Terrrace Hall Avenue
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1701
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Marshall Simonds Middle
114 Winn Street
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1781
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Memorial
125 Winn Street
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1721
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Pine Glen Elementary
1 Pine Glen Way
ZIP: 1803
(781) 270-1712
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Burlington Private Schools

Burlington Montessori School
6 Lexington St
ZIP: 1803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Knowledge Beginnings
30 Mall Rd
ZIP: 1803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Mount Hope Christian School
3 Mcginnis Dr
ZIP: 1803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Open Bible Academy
3 Winn St
ZIP: 1803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
Tender Learning Centre
87 2nd Ave
ZIP: 1803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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