Burlington, Iowa Population 2022

24,335
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Burlington is a city located in Des Moines County Iowa. Burlington has a 2020 population of 24,335. It is also the county seat of Des Moines County. Burlington is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -4.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,551 in 2010.

The average household income in Burlington is $63,521 with a poverty rate of 20.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $799 per month, and the median house value is $93,200. The median age in Burlington is 42.5 years, 40.3 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burlingtonwas:

  • White: 87.43%
  • Black or African American: 8.16%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Burlington, Iowa is 24,335 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,335.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,551.

Burlington, Iowa Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202145,147-233-0.52%
202045,380-233-0.51%
201945,613-233-0.51%
201845,846-299-0.65%
201746,145-354-0.77%
201646,499-372-0.80%
201546,871-236-0.50%
201447,107-251-0.53%
201347,358860.18%
201247,272-10-0.02%
201147,282-302-0.64%
201047,5840.00%

Burlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,83487.43%
Black or African American2,0378.16%
Two or More Races7873.15%
Asian1540.62%
Some Other Race860.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.30%
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Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid $2022

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Burlington Median Age

42.5


Total

40.3


Male

43.9


Female

Burlington Adults

There are 19,291 adults, (5,059 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female

12,824

51.35%

Male

12,150

48.65%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Burlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female41%59%
Male55.3%44.7%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
All66.1%33.9%
Married86.2%13.8%

66.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burlington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0172.2366.1
Non Family4,4441.1857.8
Married4,1992.8486.2
Female1,5273.241
Male8472.9255.3

2.79

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Burlington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4782.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,0596.12%
High School Graduate5,97134.53%
Some College4,33625.07%
Associates Degree2,18612.64%
Bachelors Degree2,24913.01%
Graduate Degree1,0145.86%
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Burlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,50514,3073,114
Black98878532
Hispanic42931025
2+ Races26026029
Asian848443
Other Race4437
Native American442727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 61.36%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,341$40,129$25,912
Less Than 9th Grade$12,219$$12,300
High School Graduate$28,110$33,410$19,038
Some College$31,611$40,669$25,684
Bachelors Degree$44,447$52,231$40,619
Graduate Degree$66,447$93,261$53,750

$32,341

Average Earnings

$40,129

Average Male

$25,912

Average Female

Burlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burlington Language by Age

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Burlington Language

96.01% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4973,17115.47%
Black2,0261,19358.88%
Hispanic96439841.29%
Multiple78729036.85%
Other52NaN%
Native761722.37%
Asian15463.90%

20.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.60%

Male Poverty Rate

24.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 58.88% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.86%.

Burlington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.86%
High School16.94%
Some College14.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.32%

Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed68.03%
Female Unemployed47.96%
Female Employed15.14%
Male Employed6.58%

Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,540$63,521
Families$58,352$74,649
Married Families$80,134-
Non Families$31,297$44,021
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Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Burlington Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

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Burlington Marital Status

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1,900

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam845
First Gulf War320
Second Gulf War200
Korea140
World War II138

Burlington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74666
75+467
35 to 54413
55 to 64314
18 to 3440

Burlington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6859.64%
Black14612.08%
2+ Races359.38%
Native American2761.36%
Hispanic121.98%
Other Race711.29%

Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

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4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Burlington Employment by Age

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Burlington Employment by Race

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Burlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.11%

Born in Burlington

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 67.11% having been born in Iowa. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Burlington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202224,335-126-0.52%
202124,461-126-0.51%
202024,587-126-0.51%
201924,713-126-0.51%
201824,839-103-0.41%
201724,942-178-0.71%
201625,120-188-0.74%
201525,308-159-0.62%
201425,467-126-0.49%
201325,593520.20%
201225,5411020.40%
201125,439-112-0.44%
201025,551-1,288-0.49%
200026,839-369-0.14%
199027,208-2,321-0.82%
198029,529-2,837-0.91%
197032,366-64-0.02%
196032,4301,8170.58%
195030,6134,7811.71%
194025,832-923-0.35%
193026,7552,6981.07%
192024,057-267-0.11%
191024,3241,1230.47%
190023,2016360.28%
189022,5653,1151.50%
188019,4504,5202.68%
187014,9308,2248.33%
18606,7062,6245.09%
18504,0820.00%

Burlington Population by Year