Burlington, Iowa Population 2024

23,371

Burlington is a city located in Des Moines County Iowa. Burlington has a 2024 population of 23,371. It is also the county seat of Des Moines County.Burlington is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -2.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,926 in 2020.

The average household income in Burlington is $72,747 with a poverty rate of 17.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burlington is 42.9 years, 43.3 years for males, and 42.2 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burlington was:

  • White: 86.38%
  • Black or African American: 5.81%
  • Two or more races: 5.48%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
14.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,622.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.32% (-555)
The current population of Burlington, Iowa is 23,371 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,926.

Burlington, Iowa Population 2024

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Burlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,71186.38%
Black or African American1,3935.81%
Two or more races1,3155.48%
Asian3641.52%
Other race1840.77%
Native American80.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2024

Burlington Median Age

42.9

Total

43.3

Male

42.2

Female

Burlington Adults

There are 18,620 adults, (5,298 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

80

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female12,37351.61%
Male11,60348.39%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,2072.1166.833.2
Non Family4,8561.175842
Married4,0002.8689.410.6
Female1,6022.9242.857.2
Male7492.5355.144.9
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2.74

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burlington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Burlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.34%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,694

Average Earnings

$44,578

Average Male

$31,741

Average Female

Burlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burlington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burlington Language

95.84% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 4.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White19,7022,97515.1%
Black1,38381458.86%
Multiple1,31526019.77%
Hispanic1,10022320.27%
Other1849250%
Asian364215.77%
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17.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 58.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Asian, with 5.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.17%.

Burlington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.08%
High School16.67%
Some College14.25%
Bachelors or Greater5.69%
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Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.72%
Male Unemployed41.57%
Female Employed13.15%
Male Employed7.4%
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Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Burlington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burlington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,796

Number of Veterans

1,659

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Burlington Veterans by War

count

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Burlington Veterans by Age

count

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Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Burlington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burlington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.47%

Born in Burlington

97.28%

Native Born

2.72%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.28% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 74.47% having been born in Iowa. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Burlington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,771-120-0.52%
202822,891-120-0.52%
202723,011-120-0.52%
202623,131-120-0.52%
202523,251-120-0.51%
202423,371-120-0.51%
202323,491-120-0.51%
202223,611-120-0.51%
202123,731-195-0.82%
202023,926-821-3.32%
201924,747-143-0.57%
201824,890-84-0.34%
201724,974-196-0.78%
201625,170-143-0.56%
201525,313-154-0.6%
201425,467-123-0.48%
201325,590550.22%
201225,5351080.42%
201125,427-107-0.42%
201025,534-1,305-4.86%
200026,839-369-1.36%
199027,208-2,321-7.86%
198029,529-2,837-8.77%
197032,366-64-0.2%
196032,4301,8175.94%
195030,6134,78118.51%
194025,832-923-3.45%
193026,7552,69811.22%
192024,057-267-1.1%
191024,3241,1234.84%
190023,2016362.82%
189022,5653,11516.02%
188019,4504,52030.27%
187014,9308,224122.64%
18606,7062,62464.28%
18504,082
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Burlington Population by Year