Burlington, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burlington, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 8,603 as of July 1, 2016. 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 Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 48.4664 and longitude -122.329 in Skagit County. 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. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 2409947) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Burlington is located within Burlington Division of Skagit 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, 2016.

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Burlington, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,603
Population in Households 8,499
Population in Familes 6,531
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 2,025
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 3,231
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 2,018
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,666 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,565 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 296 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $224,158
Average Home Value $270,931


Median Household Income $50,647
Average Household Income $56,919
Per Capita Income $21,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.59%
Households 0.33% 0.52%
Families 0.67% 0.48%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Burlington, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 135 79th
Population Density1 # 149 76th
Diversity Index2 # 53 92nd
Median Household Income # 374 41st
Per Capita Income # 513 18th

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