South Burlington, VT
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South Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 18,971 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Burlington is the third largest community in Vermont.

South Burlington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but South Burlington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

South Burlington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Burlington is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Burlington who work in management occupations (12.83%), office and administrative support (9.97%), and healthcare (9.92%).

Of important note, South Burlington is also a city of artists. South Burlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Burlington’s character.

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

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 17.74 minutes getting to work every day.

Even though South Burlington is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, South Burlington is a pretty powerful place. 53.23% of the adults in South Burlington 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 South Burlington in 2010 was $39,803, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,212 for a family of four. However, South Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Burlington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Burlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Burlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Burlington include English, German, French , and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in South Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.