Burlington, Pennsylvania

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Burlington, Pennsylvania
Burlington Post Office
Burlington Post Office
Location of Burlington in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Burlington in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Burlington is located in Pennsylvania
Burlington
Burlington
Location of Burlington in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°46′58″N 76°36′31″W / 41.78278°N 76.60861°W / 41.78278; -76.60861Coordinates: 41°46′58″N 76°36′31″W / 41.78278°N 76.60861°W / 41.78278; -76.60861
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBradford
Settled1790
Incorporated1854
Area
 • Total0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Land0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,138 ft (347 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total156
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
146
 • Density249.57/sq mi (96.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18814
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-10240

Burlington is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 156 at the 2010 census.[3] Children residing in the township are assigned to attend the Troy Area School District.

Geography[edit]

Burlington is located in central Bradford County at 41°46′58″N 76°36′31″W / 41.78278°N 76.60861°W / 41.78278; -76.60861 (41.782906, -76.608549),[4] on the north bank of Sugar Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. It is bordered on the north, east, and south by Burlington Township and on the west by West Burlington Township.

U.S. Route 6 passes through the center of the borough, leading east 10 miles (16 km) to Towanda, the county seat, and west 10 miles (16 km) to Troy.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Burlington has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 2.40%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860125
187020362.4%
1880200−1.5%
1890166−17.0%
19001797.8%
1910142−20.7%
1920102−28.2%
193013734.3%
194015613.9%
1950148−5.1%
1960115−22.3%
197014828.7%
19801629.5%
1990479195.7%
2000182−62.0%
2010156−14.3%
2019 (est.)146[2]−6.4%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 182 people, 62 households, and 43 families residing in the borough. The population density was 302.8 people per square mile (117.1/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 106.5 per square mile (41.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.35% White, 0.55% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races.

There were 62 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 114.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,951. About 10.9% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Samuel McKean (1787-1841) - U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, U.S. Congressman for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district, served in both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature
  • Frederick B. Shaw (1869-1957) - U.S. Army brigadier general[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Burlington borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ Shaw, Frederick B. (1942). History of the Shaw Family and Descendants of Anthony Shaw, the First American Ancestor, Who Arrived Before 1653. Arlington, VA: Frederick Benjamin Shaw. p. 26 – via Internet Archive.