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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 19,249 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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South Burlington, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,249
Population in Households 18,862
Population in Familes 12,963
Population in Group Qrtrs 387
Population Density2 1,167
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $72,896
Average Household Income $99,445
Per Capita Income $44,809


Total Housing Units 8,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,566 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,067 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 347 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $305,092
Average Home Value $351,087


Total Households 8,633
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 4,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.88% 0.68%
Households 0.95% 0.7%
Families 0.67% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2018 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 Density # 26 79th
Diversity Index # 4 98th
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 6 96th

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