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Population in 2010: 363. Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 

Males: 183  (50.4%)
Females: 180  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  50.0 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04417.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,561 (it was $28,438 in 2000)
Burlington:

$34,561
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,716

Burlington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,896 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Burlington:

$78,896
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $89,628; Detached houses: $100,356; Mobile homes: $51,088
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Burlington races chart
  • White alone - 360 (99.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Burlington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Burlington: 138.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (23.6%), United States (11.4%), French (11.1%), Irish (10.0%), French Canadian (8.5%), Scottish (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/08/1832

Elevation: 523 feet

Land area: 53.8 square miles.

Population density: 6.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Burlington:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burlington town:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Maine:  3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Burlington town:  1.4% ($614)
Maine:  1.5% ($1,417)
Burlington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (146.2 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (246.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (423.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Lee, ME (2.5 miles ), Lowell, ME (2.7 miles ), Lincoln, ME (2.8 miles ), Enfield, ME (3.0 miles ), Chester, ME (3.4 miles ), Springfield, ME (3.5 miles ), Winn, ME (3.6 miles ), Passadumkeag, ME (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $23,200
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $18,600
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $178,900

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.29 N, Longitude: 68.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Burlington household income distribution Burlington home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (20%)
  • Paper (20%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Paper (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Woodworkers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Burlington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maine state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.5 miles away from Burlington center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:01:54, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 8.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:40:11, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 8.6 miles away from Burlington center
On 9/16/1994 at 07:44:06, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 8.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Snows: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Burlington:

  • CUMMINGS HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOWLAND, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burlington:

  • University of Maine (about 31 miles; Orono, ME; Full-time enrollment: 9,235)
  • Husson University (about 39 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 97 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 146 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 147 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • University of New England (about 162 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 195 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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Notable location: Old Tavern (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Repose Cemetery (1), Turner Cemetery (2), Page Cemetery (3), Long Ridge Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Little Eskutassis Pond (A), Madagascal Pond (B), Oaks Bog (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Brook (A), Oaks Bog Brook (B), Coffin Brook (C), Bowers Brook (D), Bear Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.2. This is about average.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.0
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.32. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.375. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.375
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.59. This is better than average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.59
U.S.:

3.46
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.98. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.39

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burlington and their reported violations in the past:

NICATOUS LODGE & CAMPS (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-19-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-12-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-12-2004), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.9%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.2%
Whole state:  9.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.9%
Whole state:

10.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Burlington, ME

Burlington compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Burlington town (based on Penobscot County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.68%
Here33.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal Church
Adherents57.6%9.9%5.0%4.6%2.5%
Congregations13.6%14.4%10.6%10.6%4.5%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesJewishLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.1%2.0%1.6%12.0%
Congregations0.8%4.5%2.3%2.3%36.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Penobscot County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Penobscot County:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Here:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

5.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.39%

0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($499 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.18%
Maine average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($28,576 average AGI)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.36% ($26,056)
from Somerset County, ME  0.34% ($27,144)


5.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.07%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.48% ($31,894 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,561)
to Waldo County, ME  0.38% ($34,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Burlington:

  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WREM (710 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MONTICELLO, ME; Owner: ALLAN H WEINER)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSYY (1240 AM; 1 kW; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burlington:

  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHMX (105.7 FM; LINCOLN, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSYY-FM (94.9 FM; MILLINOCKET, ME; Owner: KATAHDIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Burlington:

  • W34CN (Channel 34; MEDWAY, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 340
Total average daily truck traffic: 27
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 510


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB1NKJ, Licensee ID: L01138143
    Grant Date: 04/07/2006, Expiration Date: 04/07/2016, Certifier: Joan L Gauthier
    Registrant: Joan L Gauthier, Burlington, ME 04417


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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