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Burlington, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Skagit County at latitude 48.4664 and longitude -122.329. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Burlington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Burlington, Washington.

The P1 Census Class Code for Burlington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles.

City of Burlington, WA Boundary Map

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Burlington, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,499
Population in Households 8,383
Population in Familes 6,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density1 1,996
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,214
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,005
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,643 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,571 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $209,431
Average Home Value $226,476
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,916
Average Household Income $55,547
Per Capita Income $20,811
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.52%
Households 0.35% 0.64%
Families 0.84% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Burlington, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 133 79th
Population Density1 # 155 75th
Diversity Index2 # 51 92nd
Median Household Income # 387 39th
Per Capita Income # 490 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.