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.

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.

Unlike some towns, Burlington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burlington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in management occupations (12.84%), sales jobs (11.59%), and office and administrative support (10.27%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Burlington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Burlington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Burlington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Burlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.08 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Burlington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Burlington, 45.52% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $44,522, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,088 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, German, and English.

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

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