Burlington, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 25,022 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 12,210  (48.8%)
Females: 12,812  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52601.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,113 (it was $33,770 in 2000)
Burlington:

$50,113
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,514 (it was $19,450 in 2000)

Burlington city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $113,868 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Burlington:

$113,868
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,472; detached houses: $115,062; townhouses or other attached units: $142,416; in 2-unit structures: $114,626; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,674; mobile homes: $21,738

Median gross rent in 2017: $737.

March 2019 cost of living index in Burlington: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.1%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.0% for Black residents, 58.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for American Indian residents, 19.6% for other race residents, 20.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Burlington, IA (2017)
    • 21,76484.3%White alone
    • 2,0978.1%Black alone
    • 9583.7%Hispanic
    • 7182.8%Two or more races
    • 1080.4%Asian alone
    • 640.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 127 registered sex offenders living in Burlington, Iowa as of September 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Burlington is 203 to 1.


Crime rates in Burlington by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(4.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
2
(7.8)
3
(11.8)
3
(11.8)
2
(7.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(38.9)
8
(31.3)
11
(43.6)
9
(35.7)
10
(39.7)
16
(62.4)
11
(42.6)
4
(15.6)
16
(62.1)
10
(39.2)
14
(55.2)
14
(55.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(70.1)
13
(50.8)
32
(126.7)
44
(174.5)
25
(99.3)
19
(74.1)
19
(73.7)
18
(70.1)
29
(112.6)
20
(78.3)
31
(122.2)
16
(63.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
108
(420.5)
98
(383.2)
145
(574.1)
144
(571.1)
134
(532.3)
128
(499.0)
113
(438.0)
151
(588.4)
115
(446.4)
138
(540.5)
159
(626.6)
202
(800.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
312
(1,215)
296
(1,158)
270
(1,069)
208
(824.9)
287
(1,140)
255
(994.2)
263
(1,019)
253
(985.9)
201
(780.2)
187
(732.5)
247
(973.4)
240
(951.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
723
(2,815)
881
(3,445)
896
(3,547)
859
(3,407)
652
(2,590)
711
(2,772)
813
(3,152)
737
(2,872)
626
(2,430)
718
(2,812)
713
(2,810)
671
(2,660)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(198.6)
49
(191.6)
61
(241.5)
69
(273.7)
46
(182.7)
36
(140.4)
46
(178.3)
47
(183.1)
44
(170.8)
61
(238.9)
66
(260.1)
74
(293.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(19.5)
23
(89.9)
17
(67.3)
26
(103.1)
15
(59.6)
5
(19.5)
13
(50.4)
14
(54.6)
9
(34.9)
13
(50.9)
10
(39.4)
16
(63.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)357.6358.9423.7419.0374.0371.4355.5357.5353.7369.3431.1435.9

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City-data.com crime index in Burlington, IA

Crime rate in Burlington detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 48 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), American (12.4%), English (7.1%), Irish (6.4%), European (2.2%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/10/1845

Land area: 14.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,781 people per square mile   (low).

Burlington, Iowa map

497 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,743 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,585 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (57.7 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (157.8 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gulf Port, IL (1.3 miles ),
West Burlington, IA (1.6 miles ),
Beaverdale, IA (2.4 miles ),
Middletown, IA (2.8 miles ),
Gladstone, IL (3.0 miles ),
Lomax, IL (3.0 miles ),
Danville, IA (3.3 miles ),
Stronghurst, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 40.81 N, Longitude: 91.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,440 (+5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,094 (60.1%)

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Burlington, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Burlington, IA in 2017
Burlington satellite photo by USGS

Burlington tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2014: 29 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $136,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Burlington, IA residents
Average permit cost in Burlington, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Burlington, IA
Historical housing units in Burlington, IA
Most common industries in Burlington, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Machinery (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.4%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Food (3.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Burlington, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Burlington, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Burlington, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Burlington-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Burlington city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1965, a category F3 tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Burlington-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from Burlington center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from Burlington center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 miles away from Burlington center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 265.8 miles away from Burlington center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from Burlington center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Des Moines County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Burlington topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Burlington:

  • WOODLAKE GROUP HOME (1901 RACINE)
  • ADVANCED HOME HEALTH CARE LTD (1525 MOUNT PLEASANT STREET)
  • DES MOINES COUNTY HEALTH DEPAR (522 NORTH THIRD STREET)
  • VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION (2830 WINEGARD DRIVE)
  • BLAIR HOUSE (1212 INDIAN HILLS DRIVE)
  • BURLINGTON CARE CENTER (2610 SOUTH FIFTH STREET)
  • ELM VIEW CARE CENTER (715 SHOQUOQUON DRIVE)
  • GREAT RIVER MEDICAL CENTER-NF (2910 MADISON AVENUE)
  • ST FRANCIS CONTINUATION CARE CENTER (210 SOUTH FIFTH STREET)

Airports located in Burlington:

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Amtrak stations:

  • BURLINGTON (300 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • ALDERSHOT (1199 WATERDOWN RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burlington:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 4 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 33 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Augustana College (about 57 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 57 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Black Hawk College (about 58 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 58 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 60 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)

Public high schools in Burlington:

Private high schools in Burlington:

  • BURLINGTON NOTRE DAME JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 702 S ROOSEVELT AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • GREAT RIVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 426 HARRISON AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Burlington:

Private elementary/middle school in Burlington:

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Library in Burlington:

  • BURLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,510,122; Location: 210 COURT ST; 116,586 books; 8,721 audio materials; 11,291 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 437 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Great River Christian School is K4 - 12 and is located at 426 Harrison St. in Burlington. The web site is www.greatriverchristianschool.org. The enrollment is 110. added by Bryan

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Burlington: Clark Field House (A), Tri-State Fairgrounds (B), Burlington Golf Club (C), West Burlington (D), Burlington (E), Snake Alley (F), Burlington Residential Correctional Facility (G), Des Moines County Courthouse (H), Burlington Medical Center Resource Library (I), The Phelps House (J), Apple Trees Museum (K), Burlington City Hall (L), Burlington Railroad Passenger Station (M), Des Moines County Sheriffs Office (N), Fort of Burlington Welcome Center (O), Hawkeye Log Cabin Museum (P), Burlington City Auditorium (Q), Burlington Central Fire Station (R), Burlington Fire Department Station 2 (S), Burlington Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Burlington include: Messiah Lutheran Church (A), West Avenue Baptist Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Saint Paul's Church (E), Free Methodist Church (F), Church of the Open Bible (G), Grace United Methodist Church (H), Hope Temple Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Sixth Street Catholic Cemetery (1), Aspen Grove Cemetery (2), Burlington Jewish Cemetery (3), Burlington Roman Catholic Cemetery (4), Sixth Street Catholic Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Izaak Walton Lake (A), West Lake (B), Yeager Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rush Chute (A), Dry Branch (B), Flint Creek (C), O'Connell Slough (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Burlington include: Community Field (1), VFW Picnic Park (2), Bradwell Stadium (3), Clark Fieldhouse (4), Riverwalk Park (5), Cottonwood Park (6), Seven Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Des Moines County Historical Museum (7), James Wilson Grimes Homesite Historical Marker (8), Solar Eclipse of 1869 Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Des Moines County Historical Society (Museums; 1616 Dill Street) (1), Apple Trees (Museums; 1616 Dill Street) (2), Hawkeye Log Cabin (Museums; 800 South Main Street) (3), Phelps House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 521 Columbia Street) (4), D & R Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2715 Mount Pleasant Street) (5), Burlington Steamboat Days (Amusement & Theme Parks; 200 North Front Street) (6), LA Pequenita (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2700 Mount Pleasant Street) (7), Carlson Wagonlit Travel Let's Travel (Tours & Charters; 312 North 4th Street) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites Hotel and Conference Center (1780 Stonegate Center Drive) (1), Fairfield Inn Burlington (1213 North Roosevelt Avenue) (2), Grand Orleans Hotel and Conference Center (2759 Mount Pleasant Street) (3), The Schramm House Bed & Breakfast LLC (616 Columbia Street) (4), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1601 North Roosevelt Ave) (5), Arrowhead Motel & Suites (2520 Mount Pleasant Street) (6), Best Value Inn Arrowhead Motel (Bv) (2520 Mount Pleasant St) (7), Midtown Motel (2731 Mount Pleasant Street) (8), Lincolnville Motel (1701 Mount Pleasant Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Iowa State - Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse) (1), Iowa State - Associate Court (Courthouse) (2), Eighth Judicial District Department Of Court Services (835 Valley Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Robert Noyce - Co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, Wallace Carothers - Organic chemist, William Frawley - Actor, Aldo Leopold - Naturalist, Jimmie E. Howard - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Watts (artist) - Artist, Anne Frasier - Thriller writer, Cletus Madsen - Catholic priest of the Diocese of Davenport who was a leader of the Liturgical Movement in the ., Jack Hamilton (baseball) - Baseball player, James M. Kelly - Astronaut.

Des Moines County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

SPRING LAKE CAMPGROUND (Address: 3939 SPRING LAKE RD , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burlington that have no violations reported:

  • BURLINGTON MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS (Population served: 25,619, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GREEN ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 11912 HWY 99 , Population served: 189, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Burlington in 2010:

  • 235 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 63 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 44 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Burlington in 2000:

  • 339 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in halfway houses
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Burlington (2011 data):

  • Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust: Fairway Motor Branch, at 3rd And Jefferson Streets, Parking Lot Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $191.1 mil, Deposits: $162.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers And Merchants Bancshares, Inc.
  • Two Rivers Bank & Trust: Burlington Branch at Roosevelt & West Avenue, branch established on 1960/12/17; at 222 North Main Street, branch established on 2005/05/02. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $668.0 mil, Deposits: $455.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Two Rivers Financial Group, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa: 321 North Third Street Branch at 321 North Third Street, branch established on 1938/01/01; Roosevelt & Kirkwood Branch at 1010 North Roosevelt Avenue, branch established on 1938/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $434.3 mil, Deposits: $364.1 mil, headquarters in Fort Dodge, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Burlington - West Avenue Branch at 3104 West Avenue, branch established on 1981/11/09; Burlington - Main Branch at 201 Jefferson Street, branch established on 1995/11/13. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Iowa State Bank: Burlington Branch at 1403 S. Rooselvelt, branch established on 2007/02/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $75.6 mil, Deposits: $60.6 mil, headquarters in Wapello, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Morning Sun Bank Corp.
  • Fort Madison Bank & Trust Co.: Burlington Hyvee Branch at 3140 Agency St, Ste 100, branch established on 2003/05/20. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $143.1 mil, Deposits: $118.0 mil, headquarters in Fort Madison, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Fort Madison Financial Company
  • MidWestOne Bank: Burlington - Branch 58 at 3225 Division St, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/04: Bank assets: $1,676.4 mil, Deposits: $1,308.1 mil, headquarters in Iowa City, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 26 total offices, Holding Company: Midwestone Financial Group, Inc.
  • Farmers Savings Bank: Branch at 3131 Sunnyside Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $92.7 mil, Deposits: $76.6 mil, headquarters in Wever, IA, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fsb Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Burlington:

Marital status in Burlington, IA
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Burlington:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Burlington
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Religion statistics for Burlington, IA (based on Des Moines County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,03130
Catholic4,5213
Evangelical Protestant4,21128
Other6543
Black Protestant1583
None22,750-
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: 5
Here:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
This county:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Des Moines County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Des Moines County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Des Moines County:

11.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Burlington:

48.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.6%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Burlington:

28.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Burlington:

11.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Burlington:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Burlington:

35.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

54.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Burlington:

76.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Burlington, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 43$221,170$61,7220$0
Police Protection - Officers 42$214,356$61,2450$0
Sewerage 23$131,874$68,8042$4,555
Streets and Highways 20$108,597$65,1580$0
Other and Unallocable 14$59,952$51,3876$11,127
Local Libraries 10$44,547$53,45617$18,786
Parks and Recreation 6$30,617$61,2342$1,519
Financial Administration 6$30,683$61,3660$0
Transit 6$19,898$39,79610$17,500
Solid Waste Management 6$23,688$47,3761$2,221
Other Government Administration 5$31,348$75,2357$5,154
Police - Other 5$17,393$41,7431$1,329
Natural Resources 2$9,061$54,3661$1,856
Fire - Other 1$3,833$45,9960$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 189$947,017$60,12847$64,047

Burlington government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,930,000 ($236.99)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,314,000 ($212.37)
    General - Other: $4,140,000 ($165.45)
    Water Utilities: $3,875,000 ($154.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,662,000 ($146.35)
    Sewerage: $3,409,000 ($136.24)
    Regular Highways: $2,602,000 ($103.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,433,000 ($97.23)
    Libraries: $1,442,000 ($57.63)
    Health - Other: $1,398,000 ($55.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,376,000 ($54.99)
    Financial Administration: $918,000 ($36.69)
    Central Staff Services: $498,000 ($19.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $477,000 ($19.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $170,000 ($6.79)
    Air Transportation: $147,000 ($5.87)
    Parking Facilities: $80,000 ($3.20)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($1.92)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,497,000 ($59.83)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $666,000 ($26.62)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $341,000 ($13.63)
    Other - Police Protection: $24,000 ($0.96)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $17,000 ($0.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,830,000 ($73.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $176,000 ($7.03)
    Regular Highways: $155,000 ($6.19)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($3.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,290,000 ($451.20)

Burlington government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,798,000 ($271.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,801,000 ($71.98)
    Other: $1,569,000 ($62.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,080,000 ($43.16)
    Parking Facilities: $96,000 ($3.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,221,000 ($48.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $63,000 ($2.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,497,000 ($59.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,677,000 ($106.99)
    Sale of Property: $1,518,000 ($60.67)
    Rents: $194,000 ($7.75)
    Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($3.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $82,000 ($3.28)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,015,000 ($160.46)
    Transit Utilities: $102,000 ($4.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,601,000 ($143.91)
    Other: $794,000 ($31.73)
    General Local Government Support: $730,000 ($29.17)
  • Tax - Property: $13,209,000 ($527.90)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,442,000 ($177.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $994,000 ($39.73)
    Other License: $791,000 ($31.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $693,000 ($27.70)

Burlington government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,878,000 ($2193.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,389,000 ($2013.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,611,000 ($344.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,122,000 ($164.74)

Burlington government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,531,000 ($780.55)

5.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lee County, IA  0.59% ($39,552 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.40% ($40,369)
from Henderson County, IL  0.25% ($34,268)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lee County, IA  0.57% ($35,043 average AGI)
to Henry County, IA  0.40% ($35,877)
to Johnson County, IA  0.33% ($44,204)
Businesses in Burlington, IA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance2
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Circle K3Quality1
Comfort Suites1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Slumberland1
H&R Block1Staples1
Hobby Lobby1Subway2
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Howard Johnson1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1The Room Place1
KFC1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS6
Lane Furniture1Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Burlington:

  • KBUR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCPS (1150 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: JOHN M. GIANNETTINO)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burlington:

  • KKMI (93.5 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K214BC (90.7 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: OAK STREET BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMQZ (104.1 FM; COLCHESTER, IL; Owner: COLCHESTER RADIO, INC.)
  • K285DJ (104.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: POWER DU PREE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • K257DR (99.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: FREEDOM QUEST PROMOTIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Burlington:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Burlington: Jimmie E. Howard, John W. Knox.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Burlington fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 69Number of bridges
  • 1,240ft / 378mTotal length
  • $446,000Total costs
  • 288,030Total average daily traffic
  • 21,743Total average daily truck traffic
  • 182,846Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Burlington, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 31910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 331970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Burlington, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Burlington)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Burlington, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 180 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Burlington)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Burlington)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 109. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 158 took place in 2015, and the least - 20 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Burlington, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.1%), and Outside Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Burlington, IA
    • 94551.1%Structure Fires
    • 54329.4%Outside Fires
    • 29916.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 633.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burlington, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Burlington, Iowa:

  • Arrowhead Motel & Extended Stay, 2520 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 752-6353
  • Super 8, 3001 Kirkwood St, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 752-9806, Fax: (319) 752-3505
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1213 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 754-0000, Fax: (319) 754-5074
  • The Pzazz Resort Hotel, 3001 Winegard Dr, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (866) 792-9948
  • Comfort Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 753-1300, Fax: (319) 753-1312
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1601 N Roosevelt Ave, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 752-0000, Fax: (319) 754-1111
  • Howard Johnson, 2759 Mt Pleasant St, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 237-8000, Fax: (319) 237-1380
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1320 N Roosevelt, Burlington, Iowa 52601 , Phone: (319) 237-0700
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Burlington, Iowa
Most common first names in Burlington, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25976.0 years
Mary25681.1 years
William24176.2 years
Robert23772.6 years
Charles16876.1 years
George15878.1 years
James15870.9 years
Helen15480.4 years
Ruth14081.9 years
Dorothy13478.5 years
Most common last names in Burlington, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13575.6 years
Johnson12576.8 years
Miller11978.4 years
Anderson7679.3 years
Brown6676.7 years
Peterson5676.6 years
Jones5078.8 years
Davis4878.7 years
Martin4778.7 years
Walker4579.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burlington, IA
  • 86.4%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burlington, IA
  • 63.9%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Burlington compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Burlington on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
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