Burton, MI
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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, Burton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burton are a mix 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 (14.55%), sales jobs (10.55%), and food service (7.35%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Burton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Burton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Burton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Burton may be for you.

The citizens of Burton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.02% of adults in Burton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Burton in 2010 was $22,013, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,052 for a family of four. However, Burton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 French.