Burlington, Connecticut

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Burlington, Connecticut
Official seal of Burlington, Connecticut
Motto: " A Town Where Community Counts"
Location within Hartford County, Connecticut
Location within Hartford County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°45′31″N 72°57′28″W / 41.75861°N 72.95778°W / 41.75861; -72.95778Coordinates: 41°45′31″N 72°57′28″W / 41.75861°N 72.95778°W / 41.75861; -72.95778
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Central Connecticut
Incorporated 1806
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Theodore C. Shafer[1]
 • Total 30.4 sq mi (78.8 km2)
 • Land 29.7 sq mi (77.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,301
 • Density 310/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06013
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-10100
GNIS feature ID 0213401
Website www.burlingtonct.us

Burlington is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Situated at the foot of the Berkshires and bordering the Farmington River, Burlington is a scenic hill town, rural in nature, located 20 miles (32 km) west of Hartford. Incorporated in 1806, the population was 9,301 at the 2010 census.[2] Burlington is home to the State of Connecticut Fish Hatchery and the Nepaug Reservoir. Almost half of the land in the town is owned by three public water supply companies and the State of Connecticut.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.4 square miles (78.8 km2), of which 29.7 square miles (77.0 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 2.19%, is water.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,190 people, 2,840 households, and 2,416 families residing in the town. The population density was 274.8 people per square mile (106.1/km²). There were 2,901 housing units at an average density of 97.3 per square mile (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% White, 0.59% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 2,840 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $82,711, and the median income for a family was $87,801. Males had a median income of $54,730 versus $43,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,173. About 0.5% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 30, 2014[4]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 1,657 17 1,674 27.20%
  Democratic 1,634 13 1,647 26.76%
  Unaffiliated 2,741 38 2,779 45.15%
  Minor Parties 53 2 55 0.89%
Total 6,085 70 6,155 100%


Regional School District #10 serves the Connecticut towns of Burlington and Harwinton and was established in 1962. The four schools of the district, Lewis S. Mills High School, Har-Bur Middle School, Lake Garda School and Harwinton Consolidated School, have a total enrollment of more than 2800 students.

Notable locations[edit]

  • Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, which dates back to the late 18th century. It was used as a burial ground for members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. The cemetery has mistakenly been referred to as "Burlington Center Cemetery" but is perhaps best known as Green Lady Cemetery, due to a ghost that supposedly haunts the grounds.

Notable residents, past and present[edit]


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