Burtonsville, MD
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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.

Housing costs in Burtonsville 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 Maryland.

Burtonsville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.99% 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 (20.12%), office and administrative support (14.81%), and sales jobs (11.88%).

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.

Because of many things, Burtonsville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Burtonsville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Burtonsville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Burtonsville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 37.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Burtonsville is a pretty powerful place. 53.36% 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 2010 was $43,706, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $174,824 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Burtonsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burtonsville include English, Italian, Irish, and Ethiopian.

Burtonsville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.58%.

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