Burlington, CT
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Burlington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,623 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 104th largest community in Connecticut.

Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.06% 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 (13.60%), office and administrative support (12.50%), and sales jobs (11.27%).

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.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.06 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Burlington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.07% of adults in Burlington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $47,339, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $189,356 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, Polish, French , and German.

The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.

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