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Burlington, KY
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Burlington profile

Living in Burlington

Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 17,318 people and five associated neighborhoods, Burlington is the 24th largest community in Kentucky.

Burlington real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Burlington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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: 12.43% 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.

The overall education level of Burlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.45% of adults in Burlington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2018 was $39,170, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,680 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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