South Burlington, VT

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Living in South Burlington

South Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 19,509 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 88.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Burlington is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Burlington who work in management occupations (11.87%), healthcare (10.07%), and office and administrative support (10.04%).

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.

South Burlington, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of South Burlington spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.95 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Burlington. 55.43% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Burlington in 2018 was $43,265, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,060 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 Irish, English, German, French, and French Canadian.

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