Burke, VA
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Burke is a medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 43,169 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Burke is the 25th largest community in Virginia.

Burke home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Burke real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Burke is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burke is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burke who work in management occupations (16.01%), office and administrative support (10.57%), and business and financial occupations (10.06%).

Burke is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Burke, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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

Because of many things, Burke is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Burke really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Burke perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Burke, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.40 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Burke is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Burke, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burke, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burke is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.83% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Burke in 2010 was $48,731, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,924 for a family of four.

Burke is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Burke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burke residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Burke also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.00% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burke include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Burke also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.07%.

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