Burtonsville, MD

Burtonsville profile

Living in Burtonsville

Burtonsville is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,794 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burtonsville is the 95th largest community in Maryland.

Burtonsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.79% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burtonsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burtonsville who work in management occupations (10.19%), healthcare (9.74%), and office and administrative support (9.72%).

Also of interest is that Burtonsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Burtonsville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Burtonsville, the average commute to work is 33.85 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Burtonsville is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Burtonsville is a pretty powerful place. 51.56% of the adults in Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville in 2018 was $37,874, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,496 for a family of four.

Burtonsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Burtonsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burtonsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Burtonsville include African, German, Ethiopian, English, and Jamaican.

In addition, Burtonsville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (39.43%).

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