Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 16,944 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 26th 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a town of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (16.69%), management occupations (13.42%), and sales jobs (11.87%).
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.
The overall education level of Burlington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.26% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $27,592, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,368 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, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.