Burlington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,627 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Burlington is the 77th largest community in Massachusetts.
Burlington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Burlington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Burlington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlington who work in management occupations (13.82%), office and administrative support (11.19%), and sales jobs (9.62%).
Also of interest is that Burlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Burlington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Burlington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Burlington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Burlington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Burlington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burlington. 56.86% 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 Burlington in 2018 was $51,248, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $204,992 for a family of four.
Burlington is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Important ancestries of people in Burlington include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
Burlington also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.75%.
The most common language spoken in Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.