Burlington is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Boone County, Kentucky. The population was 15,926 at the 2010 census. Burlington was incorporated in 1824.
Burlington is located in north-central Boone County. Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) runs through the center of the CDP, leading east 6 miles (10 km) to Florence and west 7 miles (11 km) to the Ohio River at Belleview. Downtown Cincinnati is 16 miles (26 km) to the northeast, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is directly to the northeast of Burlington.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Burlington has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.9 km2), all land.