Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,627 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 86.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in management occupations (12.70%), office and administrative support (10.31%), and sales jobs (9.86%).
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.
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.
One downside of living in Burlington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Burlington, the average commute to work is 30.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Burlington is a pretty powerful place. 54.79% of the adults in Burlington have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Burlington in 2018 was $48,663, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,652 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Burlington's cultural character, accounting for 22.21% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.