Burlington, VT

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2022 Population
44,646
0.128% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
27.4
0.735% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.6%
0.534% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,931
9.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$383,300
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,920
0.0922% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Burlington, VT had a population of 44.6k people with a median age of 27.4 and a median household income of $64,931. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Burlington, VT declined from 44,703 to 44,646, a −0.128% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,331 to $64,931, a 9.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in Burlington, VT 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.

96.7% of the residents in Burlington, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Burlington, VT are University of Vermont (3,356 degrees awarded in 2022) and Champlain College (1,515 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Burlington, VT was $383,300, and the homeownership rate was 39.9%.

Most people in Burlington, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington, VT was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Burlington, VT is home to a population of 44.6k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.57% of Burlington, VT residents were born outside of the country (3.38k people).

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.4k people) in Burlington, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Burlington, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington, VT was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Burlington, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.4k ± 575
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 350
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.61k ± 372
3.26%
Hispanic Population
1.46k people

In 2022, there were 22.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.4k people) in Burlington, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.26% of the people in Burlington, VT are hispanic (1.46k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

7.57%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.38k people
9.05%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.05k people

As of 2022, 7.57% of Burlington, VT residents (3.38k 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, VT was 9.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    347 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    194 ± 131
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    167 ± 77

Burlington, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Burlington, VT employs 24.9k people. The largest industries in Burlington, VT are Educational Services (4,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,219 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,476 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,973), and Finance & Insurance ($62,958).

Occupations

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,163
−0.0922%
1 Year decline
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlington, VT declined at a rate of −0.0922%, from 24.9k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington, VT, are Management Occupations (2,825 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,456 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.9k
2022 Value
± 1,163
−0.0922%
1 Year decline
± 6.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Burlington, VT declined at a rate of −0.0922%, from 24.9k employees to 24.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington, VT, are Educational Services (4,680 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,219 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington, VT, though some of these residents may live in Burlington, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,516
Median earning men ± $3,338
$31,159
Median earning women ± $4,137

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($70,417), Manufacturing ($69,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,851), Public Administration ($56,344), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,761).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Burlington, VT awarded 4,871 degrees. The student population of Burlington, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,268 male students and 10,363 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Burlington, VT are White (3,764 and 79.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (266 and 5.61%), Black or African American (191 and 4.03%), and Two or More Races (174 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Burlington, VT by number of degrees awarded are University of Vermont (3,356 and 68.9%) and Champlain College (1,515 and 31.1%).

The most popular majors in Burlington, VT are General Business Administration & Management (515 and 10.6%), Computer & Information Systems Security (276 and 5.67%), and General Psychology (164 and 3.37%).

The median tuition costs in Burlington, VT are $43,800 for private four year colleges, and $16,280 and $41,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Burlington, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 59%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 17,631 (41.2% men and 58.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 17,631 students enrolled in Burlington, VT, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,784 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 156 degrees awarded
  2. 119 degrees awarded
  3. 313 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Burlington, VT was General Psychology with 156 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,356 degrees awarded
  2. 1,515 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Vermont with 3,356 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,166 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Burlington, VT, which is 0.801 times less than the 2,705 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,764 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 266 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($43,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,610) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.431% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.362% of women were in the same situation.

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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 (130k), Bachelors Degree (106k), and Some college (93.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington, VT was $383,300 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $338,100 to $383,300, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington, VT is 39.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Burlington, VT have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Burlington, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Burlington, VT is $64,931. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Burlington, VT was Census Tract 8 with a value of $116,691, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $111,500 and $95,027.

Property

$383,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,074
$6,967
Median Property Taxes
±$554

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, VT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

39.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.9% of the housing units in Burlington, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 11
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington, VT was Census Tract 8 with a value of $116,691, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $111,500 and $95,027.

The following map shows all of the places in Burlington, VT 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.
$64,931
Median Household Income
± $4,027
17.4k
Number of Households
± 1,015

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Burlington, VT grew to $64,931 from the previous year's value of $59,331.

The following chart displays the households in 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlington, VT is from Burlington, VT.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (49.3%)
  2. Walked (17.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (14%)

In 2022, 49.3% of workers in Burlington, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (17.4%) and those who worked at home (14%).

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington, VT have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Burlington, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington, VT (8.9k out of 37.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Burlington, VT is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

96.1% of the population of Burlington, VT has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 6.72% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.5% under 18 years, 46.9% between 18 and 34 years, 25.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.87%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
6.72%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
0.892%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington, VT grew by 24.2% from 3.12% to 3.87%.

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