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South Burlington, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of South Burlington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Chittenden County at latitude 44.4365 and longitude -73.1826. Chittenden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The formal official name is the City of South Burlington, but most people and references simply refer to it as South Burlington, Vermont.

The P1 Census Class Code for South Burlington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of South Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.49 sq. miles and a water area of 13.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Burlington: Burlington on Burlington Bay.

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South Burlington, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 18,626
Population in Households 18,235
Population in Familes 12,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 391
Population Density1 1,129
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 8,428
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 4,570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,424 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,004 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $277,819
Average Home Value $315,971


Median Household Income $66,084
Average Household Income $87,976
Per Capita Income $39,920
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.93% 0.81%
Households 1.27% 0.95%
Families 0.96% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
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.


South Burlington, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Burlington to the other 119 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 27 78th
Diversity Index2 # 4 97th
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 96th

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