Burlington is a city located in Boone County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Boone County. With a 2020 population of 17,596, it is the 25th largest city in Kentucky and the 2578th largest city in the United States. Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually but its population has decreased by -3.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,203 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Burlington has a population density of 1,997 people per square mile.
The average household income in Burlington is $85,424 with a poverty rate of 5.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,069 per month, and the median house value is $176,400. The median age in Burlington is 34.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 35.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burlingtonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.74%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.34%.
93.01% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 6.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 40.94% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Multiple, with 4.09% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.09%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Burlington
95.76% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 56.02% having been born in Kentucky. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.