Burlington is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 9,124 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 95th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burlington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in management occupations (11.88%), office and administrative support (10.16%), and food service (9.89%).
Burlington is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, Burlington is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.26% of adults 25 and older in Burlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $27,247, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,988 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Burlington is an extremely 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. Burlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.