Burlington, North Carolina is a small city with approximately 53,000 residents. With an average age of just over 39, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. A slim majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Burlington. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $811 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Burlington will save around $1,400 compared to the state average.
There are four primary industries in Burlington: manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 27% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Burlington workers earn an average annual income of about $53K, around $14,000 less than the state average. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the North Carolina average, Burlington has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (18%). Additionally, 16% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 22 minutes, Burlington's commute time is quicker than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (44%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.