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"Outlet Capital of the South"

Burlington is a city in Alamance County.

The latitude of Burlington is 36.095N. The longitude is -79.438W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,271.


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Median household income
Local
$35,301
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Burlington demographic reports
Burlington is on the upper Piedmont Plateau
Former and merged names include:
· Company Shops
Long before the Revolution, local farmers rebelled against the provincial government. In 1771, they were defeated by the governor's well-trained, well-armed troops. Seven men were hanged and others were forced to swear allegiance to Britain

Once called Company Shops, for the railroad repair shops that were a major employer in the mid-1800s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 264. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "Bull Durham"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Carousel Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Burlington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tannenbaum Park, Cedarock Park
Sports teams: Indians (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Alamance County Historical Museum, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Elon College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Burlington residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burlington ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burlington was $19,640, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Burlington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Burlington include Downtown Burlington Historic District, East Davis Street Historic District, Lakeside Mills Historic District, West Davis Street-Fountain Place Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Burlington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $904.


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Libraries in Burlington include May Memorial Library, North Park Library/Community Center ... View libraries

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TV stations in Burlington include WGPX.

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Alamance County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burlington political report.

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Burlington restaurants taking online reservations include B. Christophers - Burlington ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Burlington workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Burlington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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