Burlington, WA


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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 sales jobs (13.36%), office and administrative support (13.31%), and management occupations (9.39%).

One of the nice things about Burlington is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The citizens of Burlington are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.35% of adults in Burlington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Burlington in 2010 was $22,052, 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 $88,208 for a family of four. However, Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burlington is a very 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 24.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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

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