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.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Burlington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Burlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Burlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.49 minutes every day commuting to work.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burlington. 51.06% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.