Burlington, WA

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Population

8,590

0.21% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$50,150

5.58% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

3,844

2.95% growth

Median Property Value

$196,600

4.74% growth

About

In 2017, Burlington, WA had a population of 8.59k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $50,150. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Burlington, WA grew from 8,572 to 8,590, a 0.21% increase and its median household income grew from $47,500 to $50,150, a 5.58% increase.

The population of Burlington, WA is 66.7% White Alone, 27.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.57% Two or More Races. 23.1% of the people in Burlington, WA speak a non-English language, and 93.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Burlington, WA is $196,600, and the homeownership rate is 51.8%. Most people in Burlington, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Burlington, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Burlington, WA employs 3.84k people. The largest industries in Burlington, WA are Retail Trade (631 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (575 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (392 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($83,010), Information ($72,583), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

Median household income in Burlington, WA is $50,150. Males in Burlington, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Burlington, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,150

2017 value

± $6,694

5.58%

1 Year Growth

± 18.5%

Households in Burlington, WA have a median annual income of $50,150, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,500 in 2016, which represents a 5.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Burlington, WA made 1.36 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. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Burlington, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Burlington, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington 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. Census Tract 9517

  2. Census Tract 9516

  3. Census Tract 9518

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Burlington, WA was Census Tract 9517 with a value of $58,977, followed by Census Tract 9516 and Census Tract 9518, with respective values of $56,970 and $37,604.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Burlington, WA (1.73k out of 8.49k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    1,069 ± 267

  2. Hispanic

    930 ± 275

  3. Other

    519 ± 223

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

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

3.84k

2017 Value

± 423

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington, WA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 3.73k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Burlington, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (453 people), Management Occupations (397 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (396 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Burlington, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Burlington, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (453 people), Management Occupations (397 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (396 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.25 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Burlington, WA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,417), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($61,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.84k

2017 Value

± 423

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Burlington, WA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 3.73k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Burlington, WA, are Retail Trade (631 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (575 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (392 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Burlington, WA, though some of these residents may live in Burlington, WA 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, WA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (631 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (575 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Burlington, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.03 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.07 times), and Retail Trade (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Burlington, WA, by median earnings, are Construction ($83,010), Information ($72,583), and Wholesale Trade ($58,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $37.2B and Gasoline and $28.3B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington 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 Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

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

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Health

88.7% of the population of Burlington, WA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Burlington, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Burlington, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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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%).

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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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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

11.3%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

22.4%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Burlington, WA declined by 23.6% from 14.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Burlington, WA 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. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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

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Diversity

Burlington, WA is home to a population of 8.59k people, from which 93.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.8% of Burlington, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Burlington, WA is composed of 5.73k White Alone residents (66.7%), 2.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (27.1%), 135 Two or More Races residents (1.57%), 131 Asian Alone residents (1.53%), 95 Black or African American Alone residents (1.11%), 93 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.08%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.687%), and 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.233%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Burlington, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,436 speakers), Other & Unspecified Languages (97 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (58 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Burlington, WA was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Burlington, WA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Burlington, WA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.8% of Burlington, WA residents 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, WA was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Burlington, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Burlington, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

93.2%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.2% of Burlington, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Burlington, WA was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.73k ± 451

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.33k ± 619

  3. Two or More Races

    135 ± 81.8

In 2017, there were 2.46 times more White Alone residents (5.73k people) in Burlington, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.33k Hispanic or Latino and 135 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,436 speakers (18.4%)

  2. Other & Unspecified Languages

    97 speakers (1.24%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    58 speakers (0.743%)

23.1% of Burlington, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Burlington, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 18.4% of the overall population of Burlington, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.24% speak Other & Unspecified Languages and 0.743% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    210 ± 82

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    107 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    86 ± 61

Burlington, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Burlington, WA was $196,600 in 2017, which is 0.903 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $187,700 to $196,600, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Burlington, WA is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burlington, WA have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burlington, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,150

Median Household Income

± $6,694

3.66k

Number of Households

± 394

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.66k households in Burlington, WA grew to $50,150 from the previous year's value of $47,500.

The following chart displays the households in Burlington, WA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$196,600

2017 Median

± $10,565

$187,700

2016 Median

± $8,001

In 2017, the median property value in Burlington, WA grew to to $196,600 from the previous year's value of $187,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Burlington, WA 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, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Burlington, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Burlington, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

51.8%

2017 Homeownership

51.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.8% of the housing units in Burlington, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Burlington, WA 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, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Burlington, WA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Burlington, WA have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Burlington, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.6%

  3. Walked

    6.96%

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

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