Burlington, NC

52,570 Population
29.1 square miles 1,808.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
 
Population Density
1,808.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
58.1%
was 56.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.3%
was 10.5%
 
Percent Under 18
23.1%
was 23.1%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.9%
was 16.5%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5.3
Ranked 11th Lowest in NC
Percent Living in Poverty
22.1%
was 22.0%
 
Median Household Income
$37,862
was $36,140
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.3
48.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
11.5
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
715.3
was 704.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,622.7
was 5,126.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
24,106
was 24,065
 
Median Rent
$750
was $738
 
Total Building Permits
128
was 57
 
Occupied Housing Units
21,633
was 21,562
 
Homeownership Rate
52.2%
was 54.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
128
was 57
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
826.6
was 823.7
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.3%
was 20.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.2
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.5
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.0%
was 95.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
75.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.8%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.1%
was 81.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.8%
was 23.1%
 

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