Burlington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,640 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 104th largest community in Connecticut.
Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.23% 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 (13.44%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and sales jobs (11.35%).
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.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Burlington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Burlington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Burlington, 49.17% 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 $51,224, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $204,896 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 Italian, Irish, Polish, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.