|Motto: " A Town Where Community Counts"|
Location within Hartford County, Connecticut
|• Type||Selectman-town meeting|
|• First selectman||Theodore C. Shafer (D)|
|• Selectmen||James A. Chard (R)
David J. Bereza (R)
Roger Powell (R)
Carl Salsedo (D)
|• 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)|
|• Density||310/sq mi (120/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0213401|
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. 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.
As of the census 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|
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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.
- 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
- Samuel Griswold (1790–1867), industrialist born in Burlington
- Leonidas Lent Hamline (1797–1865), a Methodist Episcopal bishop and founder of Hamline University; born in Burlington
- Cameron Greenwood (1997-Present), 2013 Children's Miracle Network Representative for the State of CT
- Eric Bradley, actor/singer who graduated from Lewis S. Mills High School in 1990.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Burlington town, Hartford County, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 30, 2014" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State.