Burton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 28,648 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 (13.25%), sales jobs (11.51%), and food service (6.94%).
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Burton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Burton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Burton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.35% 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 $22,307, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,228 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, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Burton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.