Burke, VA

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Living in Burke

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 90.04% 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 (15.24%), office and administrative support (10.37%), and computer science and math (9.64%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Burke a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Burke has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Burke’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Burke is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Burke, the average commute to work is 34.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Burke use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Burke‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Burke is a pretty powerful place. 63.32% of the adults in Burke have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Burke in 2018 was $51,800, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,200 for a family of four.

Burke is an extremely 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 14.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burke include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Burke also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.92%.

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