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Encyclopedia > Burlington, North Carolina
City of Burlington
A street in downtown Burlington, 2004

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Nickname: Hosiery Center of the South
Motto: I'll Tell The World
Location of Burlington within North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°5′23″N, 79°26′44″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Alamance County
Founded 1857 (Company Shops)
Founded 1886 (Burlington)
Incorporated February 14, 1893
Government
 - Mayor Stephen M. Ross
Area
 - City  21.3 sq mi (55.3 km²)
 - Land  21.3 sq mi (55.1 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
 - Urban  64 sq mi (103 km²)
Elevation  633 ft (193 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 47,295
 - Density 2,111/sq mi (815/km²)
 - Urban 94,248
 - Metro 138,462
 - Metro Density 1,472/sq mi (915/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
[[ZIP Code]] 27215, 27216, 27217
Website: www.ci.burlington.nc.us

Burlington is a city in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. It is the principal city of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Alamance County. The population was 44,917 at the 2000 census, though the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management estimated that Burlington's population was 47,295 in 2005. The city hosts the Burlington Royals baseball club of the Appalachian League. Burlington is part of the Piedmont Triad region of the state. Burlington is home to the Burlington Athletic Stadium where scenes from the movie Bull Durham were filmed. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 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Most of the city is located in Alamance County, with a small portion in neighboring Guilford County. Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Biscuitville, a regional fast food chain, is based in Burlington. Biscuitville is a regional fast-food restuarant chain consisting of 48 locations in the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia. ...

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Geography

Burlington is located at 36°5′23″N, 79°26′44″W (36.089636, -79.445578)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.3 km² (21.3 mi²). 55.1 km² (21.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.28%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Early history

The need of the North Carolina Railroad Company in the 1850s to locate land where they could build, repair and do maintenance on its track was the genesis of Burlington, North Carolina. The Company selected a piece of land slightly west of present day Graham, North Carolina. Graham is a city located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ...


By the time the shops were completed in 1857, the village had grown to twenty-seven buildings. Thirty-nine white men, twenty Negro slaves and two free Negroes were employed in or around the shops. The employees and their families needed to live within walking distance; hence, a town begin to develop. The town was called “Company Shops”. Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ...


Sale of town lots soon started, but not surprisingly, the sale of lots was slow until after the Civil War. By 1864, Company Shops numbered about 300 persons. This article is becoming very long. ...


In 1886, the North Carolina Railroad Company transferred its operations to Manchester, Virginia. The railroad offices and shops at Company Shops were closed. With the railroad shops no longer operated there, the citizens of Company Shops decided a new name was needed. In February 1887 a committee of the town’s leading citizens selected “Burlington”. Factories at Manchester, Virginia, looking across James River, circa 1865 Manchester, Virginia was an independent city in Virginia in the United States. ...


The city of Burlington was incorporated and a charter was issued by the State Legislature on February 14, 1893.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 44,917 people, 18,280 households, and 11,754 families residing in the city. The population density was 815.0/km² (2,111.0/mi²). There were 19,567 housing units at an average density of 355.0/km² (919.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.27% White, 25.05% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.16% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.07% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 18,280 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,301, and the median income for a family was $45,441. Males had a median income of $31,697 versus $22,466 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,640. About 9.7% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The local school system is known as the Alamance-Burlington School System, which was created by a merger between the Alamance County School System and the Burlington City School System in 1996.


Local public schools in Burlington include:

Transportation

Amtrak's Carolinian and Piedmont train connects Burlington with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte. The Amtrak station is situated at 101 North Main Street. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Carolinian is a train running daily between Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... Nickname: Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Government  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - City  280. ... The Burlington Amtrak Station, located in Burlington, North Carolina, is served by is served by two passenger trains, the Carolinian and Piedmont. ...


Shopping

Most of Burlington's shopping districts are located along the I-40/85 and US 70 corridors. The city's only indoor mall, Burlington Square Mall is located at the intersection of Huffman Mill Road and Church Street (US 70). Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... United States Highway 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Burlington Square Mall is a shopping mall located in Burlington, North Carolina that has seen its share of name changes over the past few years. ...


See also

Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. ... The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state region that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several metropolitan areas: the Atlanta metropolitan area, The SC Upstate, Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, The NC Piedmont Triad, The NC Triangle, and Richmond-Petersburg. ...

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Encyclopedia: Burlington, North Carolina (3227 words)
Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America.
The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is located in Pitt County on the Tar River.
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