Burlington, NC

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Living in Burlington

Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 53,748 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 17th largest community in North Carolina.

Burlington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in sales jobs (11.23%), office and administrative support (9.84%), and food service (7.90%).

The citizens of Burlington are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.31% of adults in Burlington having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $25,614, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,456 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burlington is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Burlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.