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Burlington is a city in Des Moines County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Burlington, VT.

The latitude of Burlington is 40.807N. The longitude is -91.112W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 607 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,966.


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Median household income
Local
$33,770
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 Mississippi River.
Once a lumber-shipping center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 129. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Louella Parsons, newspaper columnist
Local festivals include:
  • Steamboat Days - June 12-17, 2007
  • Des Moines County Fair - July 25-31, 2007
  • Heritage Days - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • Snake Alley Art Fair - June 17, 2007
  • Oktoberfest on the River - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Memorial Jazz Fest - June 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Burlington web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Geode State Park, Seven Ponds Park
Burlington attractions: Casino
Sports teams: Bees (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Apple Trees Museum, Hawkeye Log Cabin, Phelps House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Burlington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Des Moines County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52655 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Burlington residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Burlington ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Burlington was $19,450, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Burlington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Burlington festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Burlington include Crapo Park and Arboretum Historic District, Heritage Hill Historic District, Snake Alley Historic District, Starker-Leopold Historic District, West Jefferson Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Burlington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $346.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.


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Libraries in Burlington include Burlington Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Burlington include Hawk Eye

TV stations in Burlington include KGWB.

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Politics

Des Moines County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Burlington political report.

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Burlington restaurants taking online reservations include Martini's Grille ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Burlington workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Burlington include Best Western, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Quality Inn Burlington.

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