Burlington, KY
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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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (15.19%), sales jobs (14.06%), and management occupations (12.99%).

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 is lower than average for the country.

The overall education level of Burlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.27% 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 2010 was $28,210, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,840 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.

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