Data and Demographics

Our location along the White and Fox Rivers established the City as a commercial hub for western Racine County. Today, our central location between Milwaukee and Chicago in southeastern Wisconsin continues to draw businesses and people. Our thriving community of over 300 businesses includes a variety of large industrial corporations, many “mom and pop” retail and service businesses occupying Burlington’s historic downtown, as well as a wide diversity of commercial operations, outlying shopping centers and big box stores.

Downtown historic Burlington is the heart of the city and an exciting destination for residents and visitors alike. This walkable community is filled with visitors, residents, students, and business professionals who contribute to the city’s positive energy. Historic downtown Burlington has become a sought-after location for young professionals and families to live and work.

Burlington is brimming with opportunity for growing businesses. In total there are ten major highways passing through the Burlington area, as well as the Canadian National Railway. Coupled with Burlington’s convenient location midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, businesses in Burlington will find an array of options for transporting goods and services to a broad base of clientele.

The city’s two major business parks – Burlington Industrial Park and Burlington Manufacturing & Office Park – span more than 150 acres, and the Burlington Manufacturing & Office Park is expanding to welcome even more business. Burlington provides a streamlined application and approval process for new development and works with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation to offer expert assistance in helping new and expanding businesses.

The City of Burlington is gaining recognition as one of Wisconsin’s best kept secrets. With four distinct seasons, a serene rural charm and low crime rates, the city offers a wonderful quality of life that prompted Milwaukee Magazine to name Burlington one of the top small towns in Wisconsin. Ample recreation options are highlighted by the picturesque Riverwalk where you can walk and bike along the Fox River. A newly-created bypass around the city’s exterior has helped to alleviate traffic and enhanced the atmosphere of Burlington’s unique historical Downtown

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At a Glance

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