Burlington, Kentucky Population 2022

17,596
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Burlington is a city located in Boone County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Boone County. With a 2020 population of 17,596, it is the 25th largest city in Kentucky and the 2578th largest city in the United States. Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually but its population has decreased by -3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,203 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Burlington has a population density of 1,997 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burlington is $85,424 with a poverty rate of 5.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,069 per month, and the median house value is $176,400. The median age in Burlington is 34.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.7 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 90.84%
  • Two or more races: 4.03%
  • Black or African American: 3.64%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Burlington, Kentucky is 17,596 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,203.

Burlington, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2022

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Burlington Median Age

38


Total

38.2


Male

38


Female

Burlington Adults

There are 13,954 adults, (2,124 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female

9,368

51.46%

Male

8,835

48.54%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Burlington Household Types

79.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burlington Households and Families

3.22

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Burlington Households by Type

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Burlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.34%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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$49,201

Average Earnings

$54,476

Average Male

$44,447

Average Female

Burlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burlington Language by Age

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Burlington Language

93.01% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

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5.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.73%

Male Poverty Rate

5.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 40.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Multiple, with 4.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.09%.

Burlington Poverty

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Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

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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972

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Burlington Veterans by War

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Burlington Veterans by Age

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Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

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2.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

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67.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

2.5%

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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56.02%

Born in Burlington

95.76%

Native Born

4.24%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

2.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.76% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 56.02% having been born in Kentucky. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burlington Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Burlington Population by Year