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South Burlington, VT
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South Burlington profile

Living in South Burlington

South Burlington is a medium-sized city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 20,624 people and five associated neighborhoods, South Burlington is the third largest community in Vermont.

South Burlington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but South Burlington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Also of interest is that South Burlington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, South Burlington is also a city of artists. South Burlington has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Burlington’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

South Burlington, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to South Burlington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. South Burlington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.98% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Burlington in 2018 was $53,110, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,440 for a family of four. However, South Burlington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Burlington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Burlington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Burlington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Burlington include Irish, English, French Canadian, German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in South Burlington is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.