Burton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 28,652 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 (12.39%), sales jobs (11.20%), and food service (7.89%).
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 percentage of adults in Burton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.74% of adults in Burton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Burton in 2018 was $23,866, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,464 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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Burton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.