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.
Burlington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Burlington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.03% 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 (13.82%), office and administrative support (11.19%), and sales jobs (9.61%).
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.
One downside of living in Burlington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Burlington is a pretty powerful place. 56.86% 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 $51,248, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $204,992 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.
Burlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.75%.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.