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 53,077 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 17th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Burlington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burlington are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (11.14%), sales jobs (11.08%), and management occupations (7.37%).

The education level of Burlington citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.22% of adults in Burlington have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $23,723, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,892 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 17.59% 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.