Burton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 28,788 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Burton is the 45th largest community in Michigan.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burton who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (11.01%), and food service (7.25%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Burton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.17% of adults 25 and older in Burton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Burton in 2010 was $22,444, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,776 for a family of four. However, Burton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Burton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Burton include Irish, English, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Burton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.