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Burlington, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington is the largest city in Vermont with a population of 43,900 as of July 1, 2016. Burlington ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 44.4919 and longitude -73.2389 in Chittenden County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.31 sq. miles and a water area of 5.19 sq. miles. Chittenden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 1462060) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Odzihozek, Paliten, Queen City, Skanentgraksenge.


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Burlington, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 43,900
Population in Households 36,831
Population in Familes 19,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,069
Population Density1 4,260
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,858
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 6,769
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,660 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,198 (57.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 826 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $280,574
Average Home Value $336,813
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,528
Average Household Income $60,217
Per Capita Income $24,241
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.55%
Households 0.72% 0.71%
Families 0.5% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burlington, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 92 24th
Per Capita Income # 79 35th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Vermont Census Data Comparison Tool.