Burlington, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 1,285.
Males: 656  (51.1%)
Females: 629  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76520

Estimated median household income in 2022: $47,468 (it was $27,931 in 2000)
Burlington:

$47,468
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $27,783 (it was $14,463 in 2000)

Burlington CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $206,374 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Burlington:

$206,374
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $227,764; detached houses: $243,915; townhouses or other attached units: $322,162; mobile homes: $134,751; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $26,568
March 2022 cost of living index in Burlington: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Burlington, TX (2000)
    • 90471.7%White alone
    • 22417.8%Hispanic
    • 1128.9%Black alone
    • 100.8%Two or more races
    • 90.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Burlington, Texas as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burlington is 1,285 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 432 feet

Land area: 226.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Burlington, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Burlington CCD:

0.4% ($253)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Temple, TX (28.9 miles , pop. 54,514).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (68.2 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (122.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Cameron, TX (3.0 miles ),
Rosebud, TX (3.0 miles ),
Calvert, TX (3.7 miles ),
Buckholts, TX (3.8 miles ),
Gause-Milano, TX (4.1 miles ),
Milano, TX (4.2 miles ),
Lott, TX (4.3 miles ),
Hearne, TX (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 30.96 N, Longitude: 96.90 W

Area code: 254

Distribution of median household income in Burlington, TX in 2022
Burlington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Burlington, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.4%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (32.5%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (11.5%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Drugs, sundries, chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Wood products (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Burlington, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (17.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (26.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)

Average climate in Burlington, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Burlington-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.3 miles away from the Burlington place center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1997, a category F5 tornado 43.9 miles away from the place center killed 27 people and injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burlington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 273% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.1 miles away from Burlington center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from Burlington center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 377.8 miles away from Burlington center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 387.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Milam County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Burlington:

  • CAMERON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CAMERON, TX)
  • WINNIE L LTC PARTNERS, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CAMERON, TX)
  • COLONIAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CAMERON, TX)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CAMERON, TX)
  • ST EDWARD HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; CAMERON, TX)
  • HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ROSEBUD, TX)
  • STANDARDS OF CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CAMERON, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burlington:

  • Temple College (about 28 miles; Temple, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,796)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 35 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 42 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • Baylor University (about 43 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • McLennan Community College (about 47 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 48 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • Central Texas College (about 56 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Burlington: Black (A), Fayette Public Library (B), Schulenburg Public Library (C), Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Burlington include: Union Ridge Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Port Sullivan Church (C), Sweet Home Church (D), Clarkson Church (E), Crossroads Church (F), String Prairie Church (G), Harlin Chapel Church (H), Little River Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little River Baptist Cemetery (1), Allday-Jones Cemetery (2), Foster Cemetery (3), Elm Grove Cemetery (4), Pearson Cemetery (5), Pebble Grove Cemetery (6), Harlin Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Knight Lake (A), Cobb Lake (B), Hudson Lake (C), Gibson Lake (D), Burns Lake (E), Ellison Lake (F), Hauk Lake (G), McCrary Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Briary Creek (A), Tyson Creek (B), Pond Creek (C), North Elm Creek (D), String Prairie Branch (E), Harl Creek (F), Terry Branch (G), Cannonsnap Creek (H), Polecat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Milam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.3%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.0%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Burlington:

Marital status in Burlington, TX
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Burlington:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Burlington, TX (based on Milam County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,59255
Catholic3,8534
Mainline Protestant2,88821
Black Protestant6865
Other1872
None9,551-
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: 6
Here:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Milam County:

4.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Milam County:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Milam County:

18.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Strongest AM radio stations in Burlington:

  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KMIL (1330 AM; 0 kW; CAMERON, TX; Owner: MILAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burlington:

  • KXCS (103.9 FM; CAMERON, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHTZ (94.3 FM; CAMERON, TX; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING CO)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNCT-FM (91.3 FM; KILLEEN, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KLTR (107.3 FM; CALDWELL, TX; Owner: ROY E. HENDERSON)
  • KRXT (98.5 FM; ROCKDALE, TX; Owner: KRXT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Burlington:

  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KNCT (Channel 46; BELTON, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE)
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • K38FN (Channel 38; WACO, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Burlington)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BEN ARNOLD, 4080 Cr 134 (Lat: 31.005167 Lon: -97.007167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.9 m, Call Sign: WQSH275,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2013, Expiration Date: 09/19/2023, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2022, Certifier: Kevin B Coyne, Registrant: Fiberlight, LLC, 4360 Beltway Pl, Suite 230, Arlington, TX 76018, Phone: (972) 832-3176, Email:

  • TXROSEBUDSO1, 4080 Cr 134 (Lat: 31.005167 Lon: -97.007167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.9 m, Call Sign: WROF389,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/05/2021, Expiration Date: 10/05/2031, Certifier: Jack Marsh, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, LLC, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

  • TK02032S, 17117 Twister Road # 120 Au70xc248-A (Lat: 31.033194 Lon: -97.157750), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WRVL594,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 12/06/2022, Expiration Date: 12/06/2032, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2023, Certifier: Jenny Knopf, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE5LVI, Licensee ID: L01226245, Grant Date: 10/03/2016, Expiration Date: 12/21/2026, Certifier: Susan A Reinders, Registrant: Susan A Reinders, 6678 N Hwy 77, Burlington, TX 76519-6678


FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BEECH J35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3002C, N3002C, N-3002C, Serial Number: D-5665, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 12/14/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Aviation By Gosh LLC, 1158 Fm 1671, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3595Z, N3595Z, N-3595Z, Serial Number: 18-7388, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Ranspot, 3797 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4KL, N4KL, N-4KL, Serial Number: 18801394, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 06/08/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Ranspot, 4105 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5133T, N5133T, N-5133T, Serial Number: 76, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Richard P Ranspot, 4105 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING R680E SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 555, N555, N-555, Serial Number: 75-1456, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/25/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Ranspot, 3797 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-402 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SERIES (500 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 4555E, N4555E, N-4555E, Serial Number: 402-0811, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Ranspot, 4105 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T188C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520-T (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 878C, N878C, N-878C, Serial Number: T18803488T, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 07/10/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Spot-Air LLC, 3797 County Road 139 Loop, Burlington, TX 76519

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burlington, TX
  • 44.8%Electricity
  • 42.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 5.3%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burlington, TX
  • 52.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 4.3%Utility gas


Burlington compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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