About Burlington

The first human inhabitants of present-day Burlington were members of the Tunxis Tribe, who belonged to a confederation of Algonquian Indians. Legend holds they used the area as a hunting ground.

Today, Burlington is part of Hartford County and is governed by the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting as a form of local government.  In 2021, Burlington’s population was 9,659 with a median age of 44.7.  The town covers 30.4 square miles and has 3,462 households with a median income of $127,353.