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0.63% growth
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4.76% growth
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2.52% growth
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2.13% growth

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The economy of Burlington, NC employs 24,212 people. The economy of Burlington, NC is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.91; 1.23; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Burlington, NC are Manufacturing (4,478), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,786), and Retail trade (3,250), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,057), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,504), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,862).

Median household income in Burlington, NC is $37,862. Males in Burlington, NC have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,847. The income inequality of Burlington, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.424 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Burlington, NC. In Alamance County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,892. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Burlington, NC is from the county of Alamance County, NC.

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Burlington, NC is home to a population of 52,570 people, from which 92.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Burlington, NC is composed of 25,406 White residents (48.3%), 15,433 Black residents (29.4%), 8,434 Hispanic residents (16%), 1,598 Asian residents (3.04%), and 1,202 Two+ residents (2.29%). The most common foreign languages in Burlington, NC are Spanish (6,175 speakers), Chinese (528 speakers), and Hmong (174 speakers), but compared to other places, Burlington, NC has a relative high number of Hmong (174 speakers), Laotian (108 speakers), and Greek (126 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Burlington, NC Metro Area awarded 2,647 degrees. The student population of Burlington, NC Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 1,019 male students and 1,628 female students. Most students in Burlington, NC Metro Area are White (1,996 and 75.4%), followed by Black or African American (284 and 10.7%), Hispanic or Latino (150 and 5.67%), and Unknown (65 and 2.46%). The largest universities in Burlington, NC Metro Area by number of graduates are Elon University (1,734 and 65.5%), Alamance Community College (902 and 34.1%), and Beyond Measure Barbering Institute (11 and 0.42%). The most popular majors in Burlington, NC Metro Area are Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (148 and 5.59%), General Finance (111 and 4.19%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (109 and 4.12%). The median tuition costs in Burlington, NC Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $32,685 and $32,685 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Burlington, NC is $124,400, which is 0.61 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $121,800 to $124,400, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate of Burlington, NC is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Burlington, NC have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burlington, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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