Burlington, Massachusetts Population 2023

26,941

Burlington is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2023 population of 26,941, it is the 57th largest city in Massachusetts and the 1722nd largest city in the United States.Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.70% annually but its population has decreased by -4.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,077 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Burlington has a population density of 2,293 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burlington is $139,198 with a poverty rate of 4.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burlington is 44.7 years, 42.3 years for males, and 47 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Burlington was:

  • White: 76.08%
  • Asian: 16.34%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Black or African American: 2.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.19%
The current population of Burlington, Massachusetts is 26,941 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,077.

Burlington, Massachusetts Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2023

Burlington Median Age

44.7

Total

42.3

Male

47

Female

Burlington Adults

There are 22,814 adults, (6,177 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female14,45451.48%
Male13,62348.52%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.13

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

75.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burlington Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Burlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 83.58%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$74,987

Average Earnings

$90,970

Average Male

$58,849

Average Female

Burlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burlington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Burlington Language

76.55% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 23.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.23% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

rate

4.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.88%

Male Poverty Rate

5.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 16.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Multiple, with 0.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.67%.

Burlington Poverty

Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.4%

Male Marriage Rate

58.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Burlington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Burlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burlington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,107

Number of Veterans

1,076

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

Burlington Veterans by War

Burlington Veterans by Age

count

Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Burlington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Burlington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Burlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.01%

Born in Burlington

82.39%

Native Born

24.06%

Foreign Born

11.05%

Non Citizen

13.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.39% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 69.01% having been born in Massachusetts. 11.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Burlington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Burlington Population by Year