Burlington-South Burlington, VT

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Population

216,751

0.311% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$65,476

2.1% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

119,685

0.52% growth

Median Property Value

$261,700

1.71% growth

About

In 2017, Burlington-South Burlington, VT had a population of 217k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $65,476. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT grew from 216,080 to 216,751, a 0.311% increase and its median household income grew from $64,127 to $65,476, a 2.1% increase.

The population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT is 90.5% White Alone, 2.92% Asian Alone, and 2.03% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Burlington-South Burlington, VT speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are University of Vermont (3,097 degrees awarded in 2016), Champlain College (1,009 degrees), and Saint Michael's College (624 degrees).

The median property value in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is $261,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Burlington-South Burlington, VT commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is 2 cars per household.

Burlington-South Burlington, VT borders Plattsburgh, NY and Barre, VT.

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Economy

The economy of Burlington-South Burlington, VT employs 120k people. The largest industries in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,347 people), Educational Services (16,276 people), and Manufacturing (13,499 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,969), Utilities ($67,062), and Public Administration ($59,090).

Median household income in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is $65,476. Males in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,020. The income inequality in Burlington-South Burlington, VT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,476

2017 value

± $1,517

2.1%

1 Year Growth

± 3.06%

Households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have a median annual income of $65,476, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,127 in 2016, which represents a 2.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,726

Average Male Salary

± $3,747

$48,020

Average Female Salary

± $2,994

In 2017, full-time male employees in Vermont made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,713 ± $2,153

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,505 ± $51,495

  3. Asian

    $37,572 ± $17,308

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Vermont workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlington-South Burlington, VT is from Vermont.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.443

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.056% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Vermont across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was Chittenden County, VT with a value of $64,444, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Burlington-South Burlington, VT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington-South Burlington, VT (21.5k out of 207k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    18,810 ± 933

  2. Black

    884 ± 216

  3. Asian

    758 ± 227

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

120k

2017 Value

± 2,167

0.52%

1 Year growth

± 2.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington-South Burlington, VT grew at a rate of 0.52%, from 119k employees to 120k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington-South Burlington, VT, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,848 people), Management Occupations (12,907 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,865 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington-South Burlington, VT.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burlington-South Burlington, VT, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,848 people), Management Occupations (12,907 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Burlington-South Burlington, VT has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.64 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burlington-South Burlington, VT, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,865), Legal Occupations ($68,694), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,192).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

120k

2017 Value

± 2,167

0.52%

1 Year growth

± 2.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington-South Burlington, VT grew at a rate of 0.52%, from 119k employees to 120k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington-South Burlington, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,347 people), Educational Services (16,276 people), and Manufacturing (13,499 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington-South Burlington, VT, though some of these residents may live in Burlington-South Burlington, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Burlington-South Burlington, VT, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,347 people), Educational Services (16,276 people), and Manufacturing (13,499 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Burlington-South Burlington, VT has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.47 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.31 times), and Public Administration (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burlington-South Burlington, VT, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($112,969), Utilities ($67,062), and Public Administration ($59,090).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $5.11B

  2. $4.24B

  3. $1.72B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $5.11B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($4.24B) and Mixed freight ($1.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Vermont products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$24.7B

2015 Value

$41B

Projected 2045 Value

66.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Vermont trade was $24.7B. This is expected to increase 66.2% to $41B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Vermont trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Vermont to other states, or from other states to Vermont.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $3.73B

  2. $2.41B

  3. $1.22B

In 2015, the top outbound Vermont domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $3.73B, followed by Massachusetts with $2.41B and Pennsylvania and $1.22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Vermont shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.1% of the population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Burlington-South Burlington, VT was $10,190 in 2014. This is a 2.73% increase from the previous year ($9,919).

Primary care physicians in Burlington-South Burlington, VT see 889 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.2%). Additionally, Caledonia County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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889 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Vermont see an average of 889 patients per year. This represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (894 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vermont in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,190

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,313

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,917

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,231

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Vermont (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.73%, from $9,919 to $10,190.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.91%

Uninsured

56.1%

Employer Coverage

17.1%

Medicaid

10%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington-South Burlington, VT declined by 8.23% from 4.26% to 3.91%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.2% prevalence

  2. 10.1% prevalence

  3. 9.9% prevalence

Essex County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Vermont, at 11.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Vermont by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Burlington-South Burlington, VT is home to a population of 217k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.31% of Burlington-South Burlington, VT residents were born outside of the country (15.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT is composed of 196k White Alone residents (90.5%), 6.33k Asian Alone residents (2.92%), 4.41k Black or African American Alone residents (2.03%), 4.37k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.01%), 4.36k Two or More Races residents (2.01%), 680 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.314%), 438 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.202%), and 49 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0226%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Burlington-South Burlington, VT residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.9k people

6.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

14.8k people

As of 2017, 7.31% of Burlington-South Burlington, VT residents (15.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was 6.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    4,345 ± 1,613 people

  2. China

    1,559 ± 968 people

  3. Bhutan

    1,529 ± 959 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,345 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,559 and Bhutan with 1,529.

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Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.6% of Burlington-South Burlington, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    196k ± 122

  2. Asian Alone

    6.33k ± 355

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.41k ± 259

In 2017, there were 31 times more White Alone residents (196k people) in Burlington-South Burlington, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Asian Alone and 4.41k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Burlington-South Burlington, VT as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Burlington-South Burlington, VT citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,059 ± 377

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,650 ± 251

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,453 ± 223

Burlington-South Burlington, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Burlington-South Burlington, VT awarded 4,832 degrees. The student population of Burlington-South Burlington, VT is skewed towards women, with 9,210 male students and 11,023 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are White (3,905 and 83%), followed by Unknown (320 and 6.81%), Hispanic or Latino (184 and 3.91%), and Asian (108 and 2.3%).

The largest universities in Burlington-South Burlington, VT by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,097 and 64.1%), Champlain College (1,009 and 20.9%), and Saint Michael's College (624 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are General Business Administration & Management (430 and 8.9%), General Psychology (213 and 4.41%), and Environmental Studies (177 and 3.66%).

The median tuition costs in Burlington-South Burlington, VT are $40,105 for private four year colleges, and $15,096 and $38,160 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 369 degrees awarded

  2. 200 degrees awarded

  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was General Business Administration & Management with 369 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Burlington-South Burlington, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,097 degrees awarded

  2. 1,009 degrees awarded

  3. 624 degrees awarded

$15,096

Median In-State Public

$40,105

Median Private

In 2016, the Burlington-South Burlington, VT institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,097 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,122

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,710

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Burlington-South Burlington, VT, which is 0.783 times less than the 2,710 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Burlington-South Burlington, VT by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,905 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    320 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    184 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Burlington-South Burlington, VT were to White students. These 3,905 degrees mean that there were 12.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 320 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was $261,700 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $257,300 to $261,700, a 1.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burlington-South Burlington, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$65,476

Median Household Income

± $1,517

86.5k

Number of Households

± 1,788

In 2017, the median household income of the 86.5k households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT grew to $65,476 from the previous year's value of $64,127.

The following chart displays the households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT 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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Housing

Property Value

$261,700

2017 Median

± $3,025

$257,300

2016 Median

± $3,182

In 2017, the median property value in Burlington-South Burlington, VT grew to to $261,700 from the previous year's value of $257,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burlington-South Burlington, VT compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlington-South Burlington, VT the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlington-South Burlington, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Burlington-South Burlington, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Burlington-South Burlington, VT compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Burlington-South Burlington, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.43%

  3. Walked

    6.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Burlington-South Burlington, VT was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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