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.

In Burtonsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.85 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burtonsville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burtonsville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.56% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burtonsville's cultural character, accounting for 39.43% of the town’s population.

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