Burlington, Vermont Population 2021

43,063
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Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County Vermont. It is also the county seat of Chittenden County. With a 2020 population of 43,063, it is the largest city in Vermont and the 908th largest city in the United States . Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 1.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,417 in 2010. Burlington reached it's highest population of 43,063 in 2021. Spanning over 15 miles, Burlington has a population density of 4,178 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burlington is $71,718 with a poverty rate of 26.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,213 per month, and the median house value is $284,500. The median age in Burlington is 26.8 years, 26.4 years for males, and 27.3 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 85.28%
  • Asian: 5.78%
  • Black or African American: 5.70%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Burlington, Vermont is 43,063 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,697.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,417.

Burlington, Vermont Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021221,3554720.21%
2020220,8834720.21%
2019220,4114720.21%
2018219,9399640.44%
2017218,9751,5280.70%
2016217,4472950.14%
2015217,1521,4760.68%
2014215,6768490.39%
2013214,8278650.40%
2012213,9627270.34%
2011213,2351,6970.80%
2010211,5380.00%

Burlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,28485.28%
Asian2,4615.78%
Black or African American2,4265.70%
Two or More Races1,1792.77%
Some Other Race1170.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native660.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%
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Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid $2021

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Burlington Median Age

26.8


Total

26.4


Male

27.3


Female

Burlington Adults

There are 37,528 adults, (5,064 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

31.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female

21,709

51.03%

Male

20,836

48.97%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Burlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
Male47.7%52.3%
All35.8%64.2%
Female24.8%75.2%
Non Family22.2%77.8%

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Burlington Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,5522.1435.8
Non Family10,5801.6622.2
Married4,3262.9871.2
Female1,2182.824.8
Male4283.5147.7

2.89

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Burlington Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6442.86%
9th to 12th Grade1,1094.92%
High School Graduate4,07018.05%
Some College3,52315.62%
Associates Degree1,1965.30%
Bachelors Degree7,14831.69%
Graduate Degree4,86421.57%
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Burlington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,39118,34610,831
Asian1,276727425
Black922846272
Hispanic535497340
2+ Races462417207
Native American41413
Other Race343429
Islander88

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 85.29%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,173$43,184$35,134
Less Than 9th Grade$21,627$23,438$16,816
High School Graduate$30,648$31,875$26,832
Some College$31,922$37,262$26,442
Bachelors Degree$40,546$50,073$36,036
Graduate Degree$60,079$64,678$54,034

$39,173

Average Earnings

$43,184

Average Male

$35,134

Average Female

Burlington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Burlington Language by Age

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Burlington Language

86.51% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 13.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.90% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,3137,37825.17%
Black2,3291,02443.97%
Asian2,10951624.47%
Hispanic1,09028926.51%
Multiple1,03328927.98%
Native561119.64%
Other10387.77%

26.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.64%

Male Poverty Rate

27.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 43.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Other, with 7.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.56%.

Burlington Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.52%
High School21.95%
Some College16.11%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%

Burlington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed55.27%
Female Unemployed54.32%
Female Employed19.91%
Male Employed16.69%

Burlington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Burlington Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,394$71,718
Families$87,030$108,790
Married Families$108,662-
Non Families$34,803$49,584
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Income by Household Type

Burlington Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

24.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.3%

Male Marriage Rate

23.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Burlington Married by Age and Sex

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Burlington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

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Burlington Marital Status

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1,326

Number of Veterans

1,217

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam554
First Gulf War192
Second Gulf War163
World War II135
Korea117

Burlington Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74437
75+377
55 to 64261
35 to 54191
18 to 3460

Burlington Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2543.80%
2+ Races293.64%
Black201.28%
Hispanic141.25%
Asian100.49%
Islander866.67%
Other Race56.58%

Burlington Veterans by Race

Burlington Veterans by Education

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9.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Burlington Employment by Age

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Burlington Employment by Race

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Burlington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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31.32%

Born in Burlington

88.21%

Native Born

11.79%

Foreign Born

6.42%

Non Citizen

5.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.21% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 31.32% having been born in Vermont. 6.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Burlington Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,0631220.28%
202042,9411220.28%
201942,8191220.29%
201842,6972980.70%
201742,399900.21%
201642,309-210-0.49%
201542,519280.07%
201442,491-176-0.41%
201342,667190.04%
201242,6481140.27%
201142,534980.23%
201042,4363,5470.88%
200038,889-238-0.06%
199039,1271,4150.37%
198037,712-921-0.24%
197038,6333,1020.84%
196035,5312,3760.69%
195033,1555,4691.82%
194027,6862,8971.11%
193024,7892,0100.85%
192022,7792,3111.08%
191020,4681,8280.94%
190018,6404,0502.48%
189014,5903,2252.53%
188011,365-3,022-2.33%
187014,3878,1748.76%
18606,2131030.17%
18506,1100.00%

Burlington Population by Year