Burlington, NJ
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Burlington is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,808 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 207th largest community in New Jersey. Burlington has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 (20.64%), sales jobs (8.53%), and management occupations (8.49%).

Even though Burlington is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of adults in Burlington who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.50% of the adults in Burlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $27,680, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,720 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. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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