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Burlington is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Situated at the foot of the Berkshires and bordering the Farmington River, Burlington is a scenic hill town, rural in nature, located 20 miles (32 km) west of Hartford. Incorporated in 1806, the population was 9,301 at the 2010 census.[2] Burlington is home to the State of Connecticut Fish Hatchery, the Nepaug Reservoir and Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area. Almost half of the land in the town is owned by three public water supply companies and the State of Connecticut.

History

The town was once part of larger Farmington Plantation. In 1785, it split away and became a part of the town of Bristol. In 1806, Burlington separated from Bristol and became a town in its own right.[3]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.4 square miles (78.8 km2), of which 29.7 square miles (77.0 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 2.19%, is water.[2]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,360
1850 1,161
1860 1,031 −11.2%
1870 1,319 27.9%
1880 1,224 −7.2%
1890 1,302 6.4%
1900 1,218 −6.5%
1910 1,319 8.3%
1920 1,109 −15.9%
1930 1,082 −2.4%
1940 1,246 15.2%
1950 1,846 48.2%
1960 2,790 51.1%
1970 4,070 45.9%
1980 5,660 39.1%
1990 7,026 24.1%
2000 8,190 16.6%
2010 9,301 13.6%
Est. 2015 9,623 [4] 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 9,326 people, 3,303 households, and 2,691 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 96.5% White, 0.6% African American, 0.0% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 3,303 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 19, 6.4% from 20 to 29, 10.2% from 30 to 39, 20.6% from 40 to 49, 23.7% from 50 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years.

Economic figures [7] for the town include a median income for a household at $105,250, and the median income for a family at $114,544. About 2.3% of families have incomes under $15,000/year and 11.9% of families have incomes over $200,000/year.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of November 1, 2016[8]
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Republican 1,907 62 1,969 29.18%
Democratic 1,719 83 1,802 26.71%
Unaffiliated 2,699 200 2,899 42.97%
Minor parties 74 3 77 1.14%
Total 6,399 348 6,747 100%

Schools

Regional School District #10 serves the Connecticut towns of Burlington and Harwinton and was established in 1962. The four schools of the district, Lewis S. Mills High School, Har-Bur Middle School, Lake Garda School and Harwinton Consolidated School, have a total enrollment of more than 2800 students.

Notable locations

  • Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery dates back to the late 18th century. It was used as a burial ground for members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. The cemetery has mistakenly been referred to as "Burlington Center Cemetery" but it is known by locals as Green Lady Cemetery, due to a ghost that purportedly haunts the grounds.
  • Whigville (once known as Poverty Hollow[9]) is a village in the southern section of Burlington known for flat, expansive fields and the Grange Hall.

Notable residents

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