Burlington County, New Jersey

Burlington County: County in New Jersey, United States


Burlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 census, the population was 448,734 and a population density of 211 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 446,596 inhabitants. Its county seat is Mount Holly Township. The county was created 330 years ago in 1693.

Burlington County is located in southern New Jersey along the Delaware River. The county was formed in 1694 and was named after the English city of Bridlington. Early settlers were Quakers who established farms and villages along the river.

The county played an important role in the American Revolution with several key battles taking place there like the Battle of Iron Works Hill in 1776. The historic town of Burlington served as the capital of West Jersey until 1796.

Key Cities and Towns

Some of the main population centers in Burlington County include:

  • Burlington - The historic former capital and largest city in the county. Home to many colonial-era buildings.
  • Mount Holly - The official county seat since 1796 with a classic downtown and town green.
  • Bordentown - Small historic town along the Delaware River that was home to Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon.
  • Medford - Suburban township and retail hub with shopping malls and residential neighborhoods.
  • Evesham - Large suburban town with orchards, farms, and Native American historic sites.

Things to See and Do

Burlington County offers many attractions and recreational opportunities:

  • Explore historic downtowns like Burlington City and Riverside with architecture dating back to the 1700s.
  • Visit the sprawling grounds of Smithville Village with over 20 historic buildings and craft demonstrations.
  • Hike through natural areas like Brendan Byrne State Forest and tour the historic village of Batsto.
  • Check out the Battleship New Jersey Museum on the waterfront in Camden and learn about its WWII history.
  • Enjoy seasonal events like county fairs, farmers markets, and holiday celebrations throughout the year.

With its diversity of history, activities, and scenery, Burlington County has something for visitors of all interests to enjoy. Its strategic location near Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore continues to shape development in the region.

Burlington County locator map
Location of Burlington County on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Burlington County

Population : 446,596 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
Area : 2122 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.59%
Land as percent of area : 97.41%
Named for : Bridlington
Altitude : 89 feet / 27 meters
Capital : Mount Holly Township
Establishment : January 01, 1694
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 03:58:11 (18th April 2024)
Density : 210 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.48% (2010-2020)


Burlington County is located at 39°52'40"N 74°40'6"W (39.8776900, -74.6682000). It has 4 neighbors: Atlantic County, Ocean County, Bucks County and Philadelphia County.

Burlington County map

The largest city of Burlington County is Burlington with a population of 22,632. Other cities include, Maple Shade population 18,463, Fairview population 14,124, Bordentown population 12,064 and Mount Holly population 9,525. See all Burlington County cities & populated places.

Burlington County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Burlington County.

City Name Population Title
Mount Laurel 41,870 Township of New Jersey
Marlboro 39,624 Township of New Jersey
Willingboro 32,014 Township in Burlington County, New Jersey
Medford 23,383 Township in New Jersey
Burlington 22,632 City in New Jersey
Moorestown 20,607 Township of New Jersey
Maple Shade 18,463 Human settlement in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, United States of America
Springfield 17,378 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cinnaminson 16,602 Township in New Jersey
Fairview 14,124 Borough located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Lumberton 12,182 Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States
Bordentown 12,064 City in Burlington, New Jersey
Browns Mills 11,223 Census designated place
Marlton 10,133 Census designated place in New Jersey, United States
Mount Holly 9,525 City in Gaston County, North Carolina
Westampton 8,671 Township of New Jersey

Burlington County has 4 neighbours.

  • Mount Holly Township


According to census records, the population of Burlington County decreased by 0.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 448,734 - census
2011 450,187 0.32% estimation process
2012 450,522 0.07% estimation process
2013 448,824 -0.38% estimation process
2014 448,168 -0.15% estimation process
2015 446,832 -0.3% estimation process
2016 445,972 -0.19% estimation process
2017 445,610 -0.08% estimation process
2018 444,745 -0.19% estimation process
2019 445,349 0.14% estimation process
2020 446,596 0.28% estimation process

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People born in Burlington County (10)

People born in Burlington County, including soldier, explorer, ornithologist and topographical artist James William Abert, music producer Cardiak, United States Senator from New Jersey, and later a United States federal judge Richard Stockton Field, .


  • William Norton Shinn (American politician) he was born in 24/10/1782
  • William Still (American activist, abolitionist, historian, and businessman) he was born in 07/10/1821
  • Alan Fletcher (American composer) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • George C. Burling (Union Army General) he was born in 17/02/1834
  • Richard Risley Carlisle (American gymnast and acrobat) he was born in 01/01/1814
  • Rob Novak (American athletics competitor) he was born in 20/03/1986
  • Isaac Newton (first United States Commissioner of Agriculture) he was born in 31/03/1800

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