Burton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 28,643 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 (13.33%), sales jobs (11.19%), and food service (7.32%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Burton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Burton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Burton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.76% 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 $23,540, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,160 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 Italian.
The most common language spoken in Burton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.