Burlington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,704 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 104th largest community in Connecticut.
Housing costs in Burlington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in management occupations (13.12%), sales jobs (12.30%), and office and administrative support (10.41%).
Also of interest is that Burlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Burlington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Burlington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Burlington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Burlington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Burlington, the average commute to work is 31.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burlington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burlington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.06% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Burlington in 2018 was $54,876, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $219,504 for a family of four.
The people who call Burlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Irish, Italian, Polish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.