Statewide Claims to Fame

Burlington is 10th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Burlington is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Burlington is 15th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Burlington is 16th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Burlington is 17th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Burlington is 17th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Burlington is 17th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Burlington is 20th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 51,306 17th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 25.2 26th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,985.1 20th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.1% 62nd 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.2% 71st 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.7% 58th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.4% 102nd 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.4% 73rd 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 57.6% 102nd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 28.0% 46th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 22nd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.1% 50th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 51st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 44th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 16.0% 10th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 52.2% 108th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 53.2% 51st 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 9.9% 27th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 23,414 15th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.3% 34th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 20,991 15th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.1% 81st 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $124,300 105th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.3 110th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $23,465 75th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $42,097 76th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.6% 59th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Burlington Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,556 17th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,216,860 16th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $24,678 50th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $151,811 17th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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