Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 42,260 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the largest community in Vermont. Burlington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Burlington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Burlington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Burlington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in sales jobs (11.90%), office and administrative support (11.13%), and food service (10.03%).
Of important note, Burlington is also a city of artists. Burlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Burlington’s character.
Also of interest is that Burlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Burlington is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Burlington culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Burlington really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Burlington every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Burlington. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Burlington benefits directly from this.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Burlington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Burlington‘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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burlington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burlington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.91% 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 Burlington in 2010 was $25,231, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,924 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Burlington is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include English, German, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.