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Burlington, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Burlington had a population of 56,749 as of July 1, 2019. 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 North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burlington is located at latitude 36.0957 and longitude -79.4378 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burlington encompass a land area of 29.07 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 650 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Burlington are located in Alamance County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Guilford County.

The City of Burlington (GNIS ID: 2403956) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Burlington is located within Township 12-Burlington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burlington: Company Shops.

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Burlington, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Burlington, NC Housing Affordability Index is 143
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Burlington, NC Wealth Index is 61
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 56,749
Population in Households 55,822
Population in Familes 43,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 927
Population Density 1,932
Diversity Index1 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,987
Average Household Income $60,646
Per Capita Income $24,986
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,618 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,824 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,003 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $145,975
Housing Affordability Index2 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,442
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 14,196
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.17% 0.81%
Households 1.13% 0.83%
Families 1.01% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Burlington, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burlington to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 17 98th
Population Density # 38 95th
Diversity Index # 51 93rd
Median Household Income # 452 39th
Per Capita Income # 346 53rd

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