Burlington, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Burlington, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 8,786 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 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.

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


Total Population 8,786
Population in Households 8,670
Population in Familes 6,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 116
Population Density2 2,068
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $55,117
Average Household Income $63,094
Per Capita Income $23,601


Total Housing Units 3,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,706 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,579 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $242,718
Average Home Value $307,107


Total Households 3,285
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,052
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.56% 0.89%
Households 0.45% 0.83%
Families 0.71% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 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 # 137 78th
Population Density # 149 76th
Diversity Index # 54 92nd
Median Household Income # 369 41st
Per Capita Income # 508 19th

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