West Burlington is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,895 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Burlington is the 118th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Burlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Burlington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Burlington who work in sales jobs (16.92%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and management occupations (7.60%).
In addition, West Burlington is a college town. There are a lot of students in West Burlington attending college, and as a result West Burlington provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
West Burlington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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 13.87 minutes getting to work every day.
West Burlington is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in West Burlington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.03% of the adults in West Burlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Burlington in 2010 was $27,395, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,580 for a family of four. However, West Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Burlington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Burlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Burlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Burlington include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in West Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Tagalog.