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Burlington, Kentucky
Burlington from the air, looking east
Burlington from the air, looking east
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
Location within Boone County and the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°1′26″N 84°43′2″W / 39.02389°N 84.71722°W / 39.02389; -84.71722Coordinates: 39°1′26″N 84°43′2″W / 39.02389°N 84.71722°W / 39.02389; -84.71722
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Boone
Area
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Land 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
840 ft (256 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 15,926
 • Density 1,802/sq mi (695.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41005
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-11170
GNIS feature ID 0488440

Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 15,926 at the 2010 census.

History

Burlington was incorporated in 1824.

Currently, Burlington is unincorporated and considered an unincorporated urban place.

Geography

Burlington is located in north-central Boone County. Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) runs through the center of the CDP, leading east 6 miles (10 km) to Florence and west 7 miles (11 km) to the Ohio River at Belleview. Downtown Cincinnati is 16 miles (26 km) to the northeast, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is directly to the northeast of Burlington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Burlington has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census there were 10,779 people in 3,799 households, including 2,887 families, in the CDP. The population density was 1,276.0 people per square mile (492.5/km2). There were 4,083 housing units at an average density of 483.4 per square mile (186.6/km2). The racial makeup of Burlington in 2006 was 93.9% White, 1.89% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73%.

Of the 3,799 households 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.0% of households were one person and 3.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.

The age distribution was 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.3 males.

The median household income was $56,815 and the median family income was $63,387. Males had a median income of $41,083 versus $28,288 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,806. About 2.3% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Radical explorer and philosopher, Daniel Poat, grew up in Burlington and considers the area his home and frequently comes back and stays in the area.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Burlington has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Education

Burlington has a public library, a branch of the Boone County Public Library.

Burlington is also home to three public schools in the Boone County Schools district, Burlington Elementary School, Stephens Elementary School, and Camp Ernst Middle School.

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