Burlington, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Burlington, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 25,125 as of July 1, 2018. Burlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 40.8064 and longitude -91.1264 in Des Moines County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.76 sq. miles. Des Moines County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 2393469) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Burlington is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Des Moines County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Burlington, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,125
Population in Households 24,715
Population in Familes 18,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density1 1,735
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $44,524
Average Household Income $56,792
Per Capita Income $24,504


Total Housing Units 12,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,279 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,466 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,305 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $92,325
Average Home Value $122,734


Total Households 10,745
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 6,479
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.32%
Households -0.22% -0.31%
Families -0.39% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Burlington, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density # 47 95th
Diversity Index # 66 94th
Median Household Income # 893 12th
Per Capita Income # 871 14th

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