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South Burlington, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of South Burlington is the 2nd largest city in Vermont with a population of 18,969 as of July 1, 2016. South 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 South Burlington is located at latitude 44.4365 and longitude -73.1826 in Chittenden County. 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. Chittenden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The City of South Burlington (GNIS ID: 1462212) 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 South 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 South Burlington: Burlington on Burlington Bay.

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


Total Population 18,969
Population in Households 18,578
Population in Familes 12,993
Population in Group Qrtrs 391
Population Density1 1,150
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 8,548
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 4,676
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,463 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,085 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $299,654
Average Home Value $346,852


Median Household Income $70,161
Average Household Income $92,254
Per Capita Income $41,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.87%
Households 1.09% 0.98%
Families 1.02% 0.94%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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 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 # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 27 78th
Diversity Index2 # 4 98th
Median Household Income # 7 95th
Per Capita Income # 5 97th

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