Burlington is a town
in Hartford County
, United States
Situated at the foot of the Berkshires
and bordering the Farmington River
, Burlington is a scenic hill town, rural in nature, located west of Hartford
. Incorporated in 1806, the population was 9,665 at the 2019 estimate 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.
The area that includes present-day Bristol was originally inhabited by the Tunxis Native American
tribe, who spoke an Algonquian language
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.
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of , of which is land and , or 2.19%, is water.
As of the census
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
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.
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.
Government and politics
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.
*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
) is a village in the southern section of Burlington known for flat, expansive fields and the Grange Hall.
(1790–1867), industrialist born in Burlington
*Leonidas Lent Hamline
(1797–1865), Methodist Episcopal
bishop and founder of Hamline University
; born in Burlington
Town of Burlington official websiteCT State Grange: Whigville Grange #48
Category:Towns in Hartford County, Connecticut
Category:Towns in Connecticut