Also See: Burlington, NC ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Burlington had a population of 58,294 as of July 1, 2020. 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 North Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 36.0957 and longitude -79.4378 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington encompass a land area of 29.07 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Burlington are located in Alamance County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Guilford County.
The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 2403956) 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Company Shops.
|Total Population||58,294 (100%)|
|Population in Households||57,368 (98.4%)|
|Population in Families||44,290 (76.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||926 ( 1.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$44,954|
|Average Household Income||$62,707|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,921|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||27,019 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||13,317 (49.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||10,830 (40.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,872 (10.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$148,071|
|Average Home Value||$193,545|
|Housing Affordability Index3||174|
|Average Household Size||2.38|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.02%|
|Per Capita Income||1.67%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.08%|
The table below compares Burlington to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 17||98th|
|Population Density||# 38||95th|
|Median Household Income||# 406||45th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 253||34th|
|Per Capita Income||# 326||56th|
|Diversity Index||# 54||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.