Burnet, TX
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Burnet is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,239 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Burnet is the 316th largest community in Texas.

When you are in Burnet, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.62% of Burnet’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Burnet is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burnet who work in sales jobs (13.26%), office and administrative support (9.57%), and teaching (9.57%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Burnet does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Burnet with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.33% of adults in Burnet have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burnet in 2010 was $19,088, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,352 for a family of four. However, Burnet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Burnet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burnet residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Burnet also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burnet include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Swedish.

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

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