Burlington, North Carolina Population 2024

60,349

Burlington is a city located in Alamance County and Guilford County North Carolina. Burlington has a 2024 population of 60,349. Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 4.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,589 in 2020.

The average household income in Burlington is $72,862 with a poverty rate of 18.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burlington is 39.9 years, 35.2 years for males, and 43.3 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 53.37%
  • Black or African American: 28.61%
  • Other race: 10.5%
  • Two or more races: 4.73%
  • Asian: 2.51%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
29.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,025.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.79% (2,760)
The current population of Burlington, North Carolina is 60,349 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 57,589.

Burlington, North Carolina Population 2024

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Burlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,39453.37%
Black or African American16,29228.61%
Other race5,98210.5%
Two or more races2,6914.73%
Asian1,4302.51%
Native American1580.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2024

Burlington Median Age

39.9

Total

35.2

Male

43.3

Female

Burlington Adults

There are 43,691 adults, (10,188 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female29,48951.78%
Male27,46248.22%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,8832.3555.544.5
Non Family9,8991.184555
Married8,6723.0378.621.4
Female4,0383.2633.266.8
Male1,2743.9251.248.8
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Burlington Households and Families

Male

Female

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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

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.63%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,113

Average Earnings

$43,783

Average Male

$34,162

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

81.39% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 18.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.63% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black16,0984,39727.31%
White27,0233,09111.44%
Hispanic9,9772,66726.73%
Other5,97472112.07%
Multiple2,68534312.77%
Asian1,43024316.99%
Native1582415.19%
Islander44100%
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18.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

17%

Male Poverty Rate

20.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is White, with 11.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.19%.

Burlington Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.62%
High School19.64%
Some College11.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.81%
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Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed47.95%
Male Unemployed44.1%
Female Employed12.26%
Male Employed6.13%
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Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Burlington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,897

Number of Veterans

2,666

Male Veterans

231

Female Veterans

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Burlington Veterans by War

count

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Burlington Veterans by Age

count

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Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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

61.48%

Born in Burlington

88.26%

Native Born

11.74%

Foreign Born

7.29%

Non Citizen

4.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.26% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 61.48% having been born in North Carolina. 7.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Burlington Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202963,0045310.85%
202862,4735310.86%
202761,9425310.86%
202661,4115310.87%
202560,8805310.88%
202460,3495310.89%
202359,8185310.9%
202259,2875310.9%
202158,7561,1672.03%
202057,5893,0905.67%
201954,4995931.1%
201853,9067731.45%
201753,1339351.79%
201652,1983200.62%
201551,8783970.77%
201451,4811640.32%
201351,3171230.24%
201251,194340.07%
201151,16010%
201051,1596,24213.9%
200044,9175,41913.72%
199039,4982,2325.99%
198037,2661,3363.72%
197035,9302,7318.23%
196033,1998,63935.18%
195024,56012,362101.34%
194012,1982,46125.27%
19309,7373,78563.59%
19205,9521,14423.79%
19104,8081,11630.23%
19003,692
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Burlington Population by Year