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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 42,312 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Burke is the 28th 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 89.91% 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 (14.22%), computer science and math (10.56%), and office and administrative support (9.23%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Burke telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Burke is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Burke’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Burke, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Burke is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Burke area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

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 61.89% 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 2018 was $52,373, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,492 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 15.33% 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: 24.78%.

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