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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, New Jersey

Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 2 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 17 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Burlington History

The city of Burlington was first incorporated on October 24th, 1693. On May 7th, 1733, it was reincorporated by Royal Charter. Post American Independence, the city was incorporated again on December 21st, 1784, by the State of New Jersey. The territory was extended and reincorporated on March 14th, 1851. Burlington is home to St. Mary’s Church, which is not only the oldest church in Burlington, but also in all of New Jersey. In 1795, the Endeavor Fire Company was organized. The community is also home to the Burlington Coat Factory, which was founded in 1924.

Burlington and Nearby Attractions

  • New Egypt Historical Society Museum
  • Princeton Battlefield State Park
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Sesame Place
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Burlington

Museums such as the American Swedish Historical Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Franklin Institute Science Museum, and PAWS Farm Nature Center are not far from Burlington. Other attractions nearby include the Adventure Aquarium, the Staten Island Zoo, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Camden Children's Garden, and the Philadelphia Zoo. The Burlington Quilt and Antique Festival is celebrated during August.

Burlington Transportation

Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Thomas Edison State College, Rider University, and Burlington County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,660
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+11,537
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.2%
Median Earnings25+$48,706
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,923

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,688
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$266,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.7%
Irish16.5%
Italian13.1%
Polish6.8%
English4.6%
African2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
West Indian2.2%
Hungarian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
Barbadian0.9%
Nigerian0.8%
Liberian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Russian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
German0.3%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8016
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.07
Approximate Longitude-74.85

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)

StationNESHAMINY FALLS
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly2,538$55,417
Delanco4,513$85,200
Edgewater Park8,835$74,480
Florence12,638$91,094
Riverside8,005$64,476
Willingboro31,462$74,775

Burlington Public Libraries

Library Company Of Burlington
23 W. UNION STREET
Burlington, New Jersey
(609) 386-1273

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Burlington Public Schools

B. Bernice Young Elementary School
1203 Neck Road
ZIP: 8016
(609) 386-3520
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Bulington City High School
100 Blue Devil Way
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-5800
High
Total Enrollment 705
Burlington Township High School
610 Fountain Avenue
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-1713
High
Total Enrollment 1297
Burlington Township Middle School At Springside
1600 Burlington By Pass
ZIP: 8016
(609) 699-4021
Middle
Total Enrollment 913
Captain James Lawrence Elementary School
315 Barclay St
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-5859
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Elias Boudinot Elementary School
West Pearl & Ellis Streets
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-5867
Primary
Total Enrollment 93
Fountain Woods Elementary School
601 Fountain Avenue
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-1799
Primary
Total Enrollment 878
Samuel Smith Elementary School
250 Farner Avenue
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-5854
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Wilbur Watts Intermediate School
550 High Street
ZIP: 8016
(609) 387-5834
Primary
Total Enrollment 413

Burlington Private Schools

Doane Academy
350 Riverbank
ZIP: 8016
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 200
Dor Lyn Preschool
300 Mill Rd
ZIP: 8016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Holy Light Christian Academy
133 E Union St
ZIP: 8016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
St Paul Elementary School
250 James St
ZIP: 8016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 232
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