Burlington, IA
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Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 25,410 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 19th largest community in Iowa. Burlington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Burlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (12.15%), sales jobs (11.58%), and food service (7.50%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.67 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Burlington citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.90% of adults 25 and older in Burlington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $21,866, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,464 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Irish, English, Swedish, and French .

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