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 2019: $41,859 (it was $28,438 in 2000)
Burlington:

$41,859
ME:

$58,924

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,663 (it was $11,573 in 2000)

Burlington town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $90,108 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Burlington:

$90,108
ME:

$200,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $169,781; detached houses: $186,193; townhouses or other attached units: $180,222; in 2-unit structures: $164,221; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $617,403; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,922; mobile homes: $65,502; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $51,296
March 2019 cost of living index in Burlington: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Burlington, ME (2010)
    • 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

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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, Maine map

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)

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 )

Latitude: 45.29 N, Longitude: 68.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Burlington, ME in 2019
Burlington satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2018: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2019: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Burlington, ME residents
Average permit cost in Burlington, ME
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.3%
Maine:

4.7%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Burlington, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (13.2%)
  • Wood products (11.8%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Wood products (20.0%)
  • Paper (20.0%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.8%)
  • Truck transportation (8.8%)
  • Leather & allied products (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (21.4%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Health care (16.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Burlington, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Woodworkers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.3%)
  • Woodworkers (12.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (10.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.4%)

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 significantly above Maine state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.5 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) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from the city 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 Burlington 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
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 (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (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)

Points of interest:

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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%

For population 15 years and over in Burlington:

Marital status in Burlington, ME
  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Burlington, ME (based on Penobscot County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Maine:

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

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

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

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Penobscot County:

9.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Maine average:

5.91%

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 Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,233 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.31% ($32,551)
from Waldo County, ME  0.30% ($35,315)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Maine average:

5.73%

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 Cumberland County, ME  0.52% ($78,156 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($64,636)
to Waldo County, ME  0.35% ($39,428)

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
  • / 0.1mTotal length
  • 492Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total average daily truck traffic
  • 787Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Burlington, ME
  • 68.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.2%Wood
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Burlington, ME
  • 44.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.9%Wood
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Burlington compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value 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.
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