Burlington, MA
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Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,920 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 77th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Burlington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), management occupations (13.81%), and sales jobs (11.47%).

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 one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.07% of adults in Burlington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $40,796, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,184 for a family of four.

Burlington is a very 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Italian, English, German, and French .

Burlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.99%.

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

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