Burlington is a small farming and ranching town located on the Bridger Trail in western Big Horn County. The town was first settled by a group of Mormon pioneers in 1897. The name probably came from the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad which was built through here in the early 1900's.
As this area is in the heart of that desert known as the "Big Horn Basin," the first thing those early pioneers had to do was dig irrigation canals and ditches across the countryside. They were successful in that endeavor and grew enough food to eventually prosper but the population never amounted to much.
There are just enough students between the town of Burlington and the nearby unincorporated community of Otto to support Big Horn County School District #1, a K-12 school system in Burlington.
High School or Higher: 79.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 17.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 1.4%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Burlington: 80.1
Median Resident Age: 29.0 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $41,800
Estimated Median Home Value: $112,600
Population Density: 243 People per Square Mile
Educational Services, Agriculture, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Mining, Computers & Electronic Products, Internet & Mail Order Fulfillment, Lodging & Food Services, Transportation Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 8.6%
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||174|
|65 & over||42|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||40|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||248|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||4|