Burlington, Vermont Population 2023

45,442

Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County Vermont. It is also the county seat of Chittenden County. With a 2023 population of 45,442, it is the largest city in Vermont and the 981st largest city in the United States.Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,743 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Burlington has a population density of 4,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burlington is $71,718 with a poverty rate of 23.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Burlington is 27.1 years, 26.8 years for males, and 27.3 years for females.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 84.80%
  • Black or African American: 5.14%
  • Asian: 4.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.54%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Burlington, Vermont is 45,442 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 44,743.

Burlington, Vermont Population 2023

Burlington Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Burlington Population by Race

Burlington Population Pyramid 2023

Burlington Median Age

27.1

Total

26.8

Male

27.3

Female

Burlington Adults

There are 37,512 adults, (4,923 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

30.9

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female21,93551.44%
Male20,71048.56%

Burlington Population by Age

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.88

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

37.6%

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 76.38%.

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$42,588

Average Earnings

$50,411

Average Male

$38,798

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

87.38% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 12.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.82% of the population.

Burlington Language

Burlington Poverty by Race

rate

23.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.39%

Male Poverty Rate

26.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 49.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Other, with 5.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.90%.

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

24.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.4%

Male Marriage Rate

23.5%

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

1,186

Number of Veterans

1,055

Male Veterans

131

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

7.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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

30.84%

Born in Burlington

85.15%

Native Born

10.16%

Foreign Born

5.30%

Non Citizen

4.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.15% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 30.84% having been born in Vermont. 5.30% 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