Burlington, Maine

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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 2013: $36,174 (it was $28,438 in 2000)
Burlington:

$36,174
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,194 (it was $11,573 in 2000)

Burlington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,669 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Burlington:

$77,669
ME:

$172,800
  • Races in Burlington, ME (2010)

    Burlington races chart
    • 36099.2%White alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Burlington: 89.1 (less than average, 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).

Burlington,ME real estate house value index trend

Burlington, Maine map

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:

2.9%

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+: Bronx, NY (414.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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:

  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $23,200
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $18,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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 June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

Work and jobs in Burlington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Burlington, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Burlington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 93% 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 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from Burlington center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 307.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 201.8 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Burlington topographic map

Hospitals and 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: 8,931)
  • Husson University (about 38 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 96 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 97 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 146 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 146 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 147 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)

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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
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%

Burlington compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Maine average:

11.2

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)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
Maine average:

5.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($304 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.04%
Maine average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hancock County, ME  0.44% ($29,886 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.34% ($36,835)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.32% ($29,433)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Maine average:

5.62%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($387 average AGI)
Penobscot County:

0.03%
Maine average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.56% ($32,990 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.45% ($36,406)
to Waldo County, ME  0.29% ($27,430)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 340Total average daily traffic
  • 27Total average daily truck traffic
  • 510Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

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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