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Overview

Introduction to Burlington, Wisconsin

Burlington, Wisconsin, in Racine county, is 23 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 31 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Burlington History

Around the year 1830, a small village was formed in the area which came to be known as the Potawatomi village. The earliest Europeans entered the area in the fall of the year 1799. The area was officially incorporated as a village in 1886, and it became a city in 1900. It was named after Burlington, Vermont.

Burlington and nearby Attractions

  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
  • Spinning Top Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Burlington

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Browns Lake Golf Course. Wehmhoff Jucker Park, Riverside Park, Grove Street Park and Steinhoff Park are some of the local parks. The city celebrates Octoberfest every October and the Chocolate Festival every May.

Burlington Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Burlington Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Gateway Technical College and College of Lake County.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,652
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+5,570
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$39,302
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,850

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,184
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$905
Median House Value$170,900

Ancestry

German46.1%
Irish16.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
Polish9.3%
English8%
Italian7.7%
Norwegian6.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Czech2.1%
Danishn2%
Swiss1.7%
Russian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Austrian1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Finnish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Burlington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Racine County
Standard Zip Codes53105
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.67
Approximate Longitude-88.27

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
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationANTIOCH
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Troy4,321$69,468
Lake Geneva7,766$77,232
Paddock Lake2,984$80,323
Rochester3,740$86,995
Silver Lake2,566$81,667
Twin Lakes6,040$68,456

Burlington Public Libraries

Burlington Public Library
166 E. JEFFERSON ST.
Burlington, Wisconsin
(262) 763-7623

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Burlington Hospitals

Aurora Memorial Hsptl Burlington
(Non-profit)
252 Mchenry St
(262) 767-6000

Burlington Public Schools

4k Community School
100 N Kane St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0210
Primary
Total Enrollment 71
Burlington High
400 Mccanna Pkwy
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0200
High
Total Enrollment 1182
Cooper Elementary
249 Conkey St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0180
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Dr Edward G Dyer School
201 S Kendrick Ave
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0220
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Lyons Center
1622 Mill St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-5380
Primary
Total Enrollment 104
Nettie E Karcher School
225 Robert St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0190
Middle
Total Enrollment 438
Randall Consolidated School
37101 - 87th St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 537-2211
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Waller Elementary
195 Gardner Ave
ZIP: 53105
(262) 763-0185
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Wheatland Center Elementary
6606 368th Ave
ZIP: 53105
(262) 537-2216
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Winkler Elementary
34150 Fulton St
ZIP: 53105
(262) 539-2726
Primary
Total Enrollment 162

Burlington Private Schools

Catholic Central High School
148 Mchenry St
ZIP: 53105
Secondary
Total Enrollment 150
St Charles School
449 Conkey St
ZIP: 53105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
St Johns Lutheran School
198 Westridge Ave
ZIP: 53105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
St Marys School
225 W State St
ZIP: 53105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
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