South Burlington, VT
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South Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 19,141 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Burlington is the third largest community in Vermont.

South Burlington real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although South Burlington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

South Burlington is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.81% 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 (12.64%), office and administrative support (11.14%), and healthcare (10.23%).

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.

One of the benefits of South Burlington is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

If knowledge is power, South Burlington is a pretty powerful place. 54.09% 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 $41,347, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,388 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 French and Spanish.