Burlington, Kentucky Population 2024

18,264

Burlington is a city located in Boone County Kentucky. Burlington has a 2024 population of 18,264. It is also the county seat of Boone County.Burlington is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,203 in 2020.

The average household income in Burlington is $107,357 with a poverty rate of 4.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burlington is 37.7 years, 36.5 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 90.34%
  • Two or more races: 3.45%
  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Black or African American: 1.8%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,072.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.34% (61)
The current population of Burlington, Kentucky is 18,264 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 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,49990.34%
Two or more races6313.45%
Asian4932.7%
Black or African American3291.8%
Other race3121.71%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2024

Burlington Median Age

37.7

Total

36.5

Male

38.2

Female

Burlington Adults

There are 14,212 adults, (2,331 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female8,94148.95%
Male9,32351.05%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5272.7378.621.4
Married3,8973.188416
Non Family1,9171.3263.136.9
Female4334.2184.115.9
Male2803.81000
showing: 5 rows

3.23

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

78.6%

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 asian people with a rate of 98.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.92%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,649

Average Earnings

$60,243

Average Male

$49,108

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

91.51% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 8.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.46% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,7856414.06%
Hispanic81616319.98%
Other21414969.63%
Multiple563162.84%
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4.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.13%

Male Poverty Rate

5.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Other, with 69.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Multiple, with 2.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.74%.

Burlington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.92%
High School5.64%
Some College4.84%
Bachelors or Greater2.13%
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Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20.08%
Female Employed4.14%
Male Employed2.5%
Female Unemployed
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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

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

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

824

Number of Veterans

682

Male Veterans

142

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

1.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.3%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

3%

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

52.98%

Born in Burlington

93.86%

Native Born

6.14%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

2.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.86% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 52.98% having been born in Kentucky. 3.91% 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
202418,264
202318,264
202218,264-130-0.71%
202118,3941911.05%
202018,2038024.61%
201917,4013321.95%
201817,0692931.75%
201716,7764292.62%
201616,347-545-3.23%
201516,8924132.51%
201416,479-131-0.79%
201316,6103121.91%
201216,298-24-0.15%
201116,3223962.49%
201015,926
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Burlington Population by Year