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 8,633 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 95th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities, Burlington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burlington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burlington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in office and administrative support (14.70%), sales jobs (10.94%), and management occupations (10.04%).
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Burlington rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.74% of adults 25 and older in Burlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $22,552, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,208 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 Native Hawaiian. Burlington also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Irish, Norwegian, Dutch, and English.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.