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 91.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burtonsville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burtonsville who work in management occupations (18.97%), office and administrative support (14.02%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

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

If knowledge is power, Burtonsville is a pretty powerful place. 51.98% 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 $40,989, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,956 for a family of four. However, Burtonsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Burtonsville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.97% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burtonsville include English, African, Irish, and Ethiopian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burtonsville's cultural character, accounting for 31.66% of the town’s population.

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