Burlington, NC

Burlington profile

Living in Burlington

Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 54,606 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in sales jobs (10.27%), office and administrative support (10.13%), and management occupations (7.16%).

Also of interest is that Burlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The overall education level of Burlington is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.43% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2018 was $26,960, 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 $107,840 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 19.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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