Burlington, KY

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Living in Burlington

Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 17,318 people and five constituent 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.

Unlike some towns, Burlington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burlington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (16.31%), management occupations (10.13%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

A relatively large number of people in Burlington telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Burlington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Burlington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Burlington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Burlington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.18% of adults in Burlington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2018 was $32,916, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,664 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burlington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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