Burlington, NC

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2022 Population
56,951
0.686% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
2.84% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
8.74% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,963
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,000
15.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Burlington, NC had a population of 57k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $52,963. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Burlington, NC grew from 56,563 to 56,951, a 0.686% increase and its median household income grew from $47,158 to $52,963, a 12.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (48%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.4%), Other (Hispanic) (9.82%), White (Hispanic) (5.37%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%).

None of the households in Burlington, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.7% of the residents in Burlington, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Burlington, NC was $167,000, and the homeownership rate was 55.5%.

Most people in Burlington, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Burlington, NC is home to a population of 57k people, from which 92.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.7% of Burlington, NC residents were born outside of the country (6.66k people).

In 2022, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.3k people) in Burlington, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.59k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.7%
2022 Citizenship
91.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.7% of Burlington, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington, NC was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.3k ± 1.26k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 1.03k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.59k ± 1.04k
17.5%
Hispanic Population
9.99k people

In 2022, there were 1.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.3k people) in Burlington, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.59k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.5% of the people in Burlington, NC are hispanic (9.99k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Burlington, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.66k people
12.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.82k people

As of 2022, 11.7% of Burlington, NC residents (6.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burlington, NC was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,016 ± 229
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    487 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    415 ± 152

Burlington, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Burlington, NC employs 27k people. The largest industries in Burlington, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,727 people), Manufacturing (4,165 people), and Retail Trade (3,073 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($69,160), Utilities ($69,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,461).

Occupations

27k
2022 Value
± 1,573
0.484%
1 Year growth
± 8.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlington, NC grew at a rate of 0.484%, from 26.9k employees to 27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,041 people), and Production Occupations (2,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

27k
2022 Value
± 1,573
0.484%
1 Year growth
± 8.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlington, NC grew at a rate of 0.484%, from 26.9k employees to 27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,727 people), Manufacturing (4,165 people), and Retail Trade (3,073 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington, NC, though some of these residents may live in Burlington, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,244
Median earning men ± $2,848
$33,095
Median earning women ± $2,002

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($106,111), Information ($68,694), and Wholesale Trade ($67,727).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($80,947), Public Administration ($53,825), and Construction ($52,782).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington, NC was $167,000 in 2022, which is 0.592 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $167,000, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington, NC is 55.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Burlington, NC have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burlington, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Burlington, NC is $52,963. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Burlington, NC was Census Tract 172 with a value of $82,571, followed by Census Tract 217.03 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $72,045 and $67,548.

Property

$167,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,729
$13,254
Median Property Taxes
±$966

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlington, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Burlington, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.5% of the housing units in Burlington, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 172
  2. Census Tract 217.03
  3. Census Tract 206.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington, NC was Census Tract 172 with a value of $82,571, followed by Census Tract 217.03 and Census Tract 206.02, with respective values of $72,045 and $67,548.

The following map shows all of the places in Burlington, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,963
Median Household Income
± $4,305
23.9k
Number of Households
± 1,382

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.9k households in Burlington, NC grew to $52,963 from the previous year's value of $47,158.

The following chart displays the households in Burlington, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlington, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.35%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Burlington, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.7%) and those who worked at home (7.35%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington, NC have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Burlington, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burlington, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlington, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington, NC (10.6k out of 56.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlington, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Burlington, NC has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Alamance County, NC see 2387 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.69% increase from the previous year (2280 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1904 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 635 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,387 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alamance County, NC

Primary care physicians in Alamance County, NC see an average of 2,387 patients per year. This represents a 4.69% increase from the previous year (2,280 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alamance County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
20.9%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington, NC declined by 15.6% from 12.3% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlington, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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