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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, North Carolina

Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 19 miles E of Greensboro, North Carolina (center to center) and 50 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.The city is considered part of the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Burlington has a population of 44,917.

Burlington History

Burlington was founded in 1857 and known as the Town of Company Shops. It was so named because the North Carolina Railroad Company established offices and shops in this area in the 1850s in order to build and repair its track. The North Carolina Railroad Company closed its offices and shops in 1886. It was renamed Burlington in February 1887. It was incorporated as a city on February 14, 1893.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Tannenbaum Park
  • Alamance County Historical Museum
  • Cedarock Park
  • Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
  • Glencoe Mill Village
  • North Carolina Zoo

Things To Do In Burlington

Burlington has several open spaces and parks such as Robinson Park, Oakdale Town and Country Park, North Park, Fairchild Park, and Sellars Memorial Park. It is also worth visiting the Alamance County Historical Museum, Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, and Glencoe Mill Village. Shopping can be enjoyed at Edgewood Village Shopping Center and Holly Hill Mall. The city also provides easy access to Greensboro Arboretum, Emerald Pointe Water Park, and North Carolina Zoo.

Burlington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Danville Regional Airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided at several colleges and universities including Elon College, Guilford Technical Community College, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,570
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+23,906
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,205
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,218
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,784

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,950
% Above Poverty Level77.9%
% Below Poverty Level22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$750
Median House Value$124,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.6%
English8.5%
German7.7%
Irish5.6%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.1%
Polish0.8%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Welsh0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alamance County
Standard Zip Codes27215, 27217
P.O. Box Zip Codes27216
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.08
Approximate Longitude-79.44

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 FIRE STN #5
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationCHAPEL HILL 2 W
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamance902$89,091
Gibsonville6,759$63,504
Graham14,506$43,051
Green Level1,907$30,625
Haw River2,634$48,558

Burlington Public Libraries

Alamance County Public Libraries
342 S SPRING ST
Burlington, North Carolina
(336) 513-4753

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Burlington Hospitals

Alamance Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1240 Huffman Mill Road
(336) 538-7450

Burlington Public Schools

Edwin M Holt Elementary
4751 S Nc 62
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6420
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Grove Park Elementary
141 Trail One
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6115
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Harvey R Newlin Elementary
316 Carden Street
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6125
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
Highland Elementary
3720 Bonnar Bridge Parkway
ZIP: 27215
(336) 538-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Hillcrest Elementary
1714 W Davis Street
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6120
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Marvin B Smith Elementary
2235 Delaney Drive
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6140
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Turrentine Middle
1710 Edgewood Avenue
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6150
Middle
Total Enrollment 862
Walter M Williams High
1307 S Church Street
ZIP: 27215
(336) 570-6161
High
Total Enrollment 1192
Broadview Middle
2229 Broadview Drive
ZIP: 27217
(336) 570-6195
Middle
Total Enrollment 819
Career Technical Education Center
2550 Buckingham Road
ZIP: 27217
(336) 570-6092
High
Clover Garden
2454 Altamhaw Union Ridge Road
ZIP: 27217
(336) 586-9440
Other
Total Enrollment 607
Eastlawn Elementary
502 N Graham Hopedale Road
ZIP: 27217
(336) 570-6180
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Hugh M Cummings High
2200 N Mebane Street
ZIP: 27217
(336) 570-6100
High
Total Enrollment 932
Pleasant Grove Elementary
2847 Pleasant Grv Sch Road
ZIP: 27217
(336) 421-3701
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
R Homer Andrews Elementary
2630 Buckingham Road
ZIP: 27217
(336) 570-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 603

Burlington Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament School
515 Hillcrest Ave
ZIP: 27215
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Burlington Christian Academy
621 E 6th St
ZIP: 27215
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 600
Childrens House Montessori
3750 Alamance Rd
ZIP: 27215
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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