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Burlington, VT

Burlington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
42,513
Burlington Population7
$
41,762
Median Income6
4.4
%
Unemployment Rate19
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Burlington decreased by 1.1 years even though the fastest growing segment, 65- to 74-year olds, grew by 39%

Age

27.1
Median Age7
1.4
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Burlington residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 7.6% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 92.5%

Race

93
%
Vermont Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Burlington is very cold with heavy snowfall and consistent rain. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 154 days per year with an average temperature of 19°F in January. There is some rain 155 days a year and 80 inches of annual snowfall

Weather

42
%
Chance of Rain12
49
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature39

 

Housing

The average home value in Burlington increased by 36% since 2010 which is 7% lower than the national average and 19% higher than the state average

Rent

$
0
Monthly Average
31
%
Renters40

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Burlington is a slightly high tax location with income tax 28% lower than the national average and sales tax near the national average, but property tax 69% higher than the national average.

Other

1.88
%
Property Tax23
7.0
%
Sales Tax21
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax23

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)41

 

Employment

Burlington has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are UVM Medical Center - Dermatology and Brueggers Enterprises

Income

17.7
%
<$25,0006
9.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry19

 

Politics

Burlington leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results42

Representatives

Mayor31 Miro Weinberger
Democratic
House of Representative31 Peter Welch
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Central Vermont Medical Center, is 41.0 miles from the center of Burlington, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, White River Junction VA Medical Center, is 71.6 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, is 76.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 Yes
Decriminalized32 Yes
 

Safety

In Vermont, 50.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 47.0% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#2 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
#1 Best Small Cities to Retire by AARP35
 

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