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Burke is a town in Dane County, in the Madison metro area.
The community was named after Edmund Burke, Irish statesman
The latitude of Burke is 43.135N. The longitude is -89.276W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 938 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,990.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Burke demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Madison area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53598 ZIP code.
42% of Burke residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burke ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burke was $28,458, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Burke residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Burke, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $687. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,246.
Dane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burke political report.
The average commute time for Burke workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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