Burlington, Vermont Population 2020

43,021

Burlington is a city located in Vermont. With a 2020 population of 43,021, it is the largest city in Vermont and the 912th largest city in the United States. Burlington is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 1.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,417 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Burlington has a population density of 4,174 people per square mile.

The average household income in Burlington is $69,202 with a poverty rate of 24.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,177 per month, and the median house value is $279,000. The median age in Burlington is 27.1 years, 26.7 years for males, and 27.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males.

Burlington Demographics

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

  • White: 85.05%
  • Asian: 6.35%
  • Black or African American: 5.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.71%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Burlington, Vermont is 43,021, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,899.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,417.

Burlington, Vermont Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020225,4872,2020.98%
2019223,2852,2020.99%
2018221,0832,2021.00%
2017218,8811,4460.66%
2016217,4352980.14%
2015217,1371,4600.67%
2014215,6778510.39%
2013214,8268710.41%
2012213,9557450.35%
2011213,2101,6760.79%
2010211,5340.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,15685.05%
Asian2,6996.35%
Black or African American2,2445.28%
Two or More Races1,1522.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native1260.30%
Some Other Race1240.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.03%

Burlington Population Pyramid 2020

Burlington Median Age

27.1


Total

26.7


Male

27.3


Female

Burlington Adults

There are 37,085 adults, (4,955 of whom are seniors) in Burlington.

Burlington Age Dependency

32.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Burlington Sex Ratio

Female

21,793

51.26%

Male

20,720

48.74%

Burlington Households and Families

Burlington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Burlington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.9%30.1%
Male51.5%48.5%
All37.8%62.2%
Female28.2%71.8%
Non Family23.8%76.2%

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1972.1937.8
Non Family9,9591.6523.8
Married4,5303.0669.9
Female1,2752.8828.2
Male4333.4551.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Burlington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7883.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,2685.60%
High School Graduate4,20718.57%
Some College3,71616.40%
Associates Degree1,0524.64%
Bachelors Degree6,67229.45%
Graduate Degree4,95621.87%

Burlington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,18718,01410,479
Asian1,490854423
Black927731253
Hispanic541517307
Multiple Races483456208
Native American1041044
Other Race484841
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 85.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,323$41,471$32,487
Less Than High School$21,327$27,679$15,045
High School Grad$27,135$30,191$24,365
Some College$29,241$35,349$25,417
Bachelors Degree$41,771$51,168$34,729
Graduate Degree$54,964$64,738$51,090

$37,323

Average Earnings

$41,471

Average Male

$32,487

Average Female

Burlington Language

Burlington Language by Age

Burlington Language

85.51% of Burlington residents speak only English, while 14.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.86% of the population.

Burlington Poverty

Burlington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,3947,28424.78%
Black2,13269332.50%
Asian2,36245919.43%
Multiple98523223.55%
Hispanic97523023.59%
Native1142521.93%
Other981111.22%

24.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.84%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Burlington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Black, with 32.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Burlington is Other, with 11.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.48%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.61%
High School18.42%
Some College16.08%
Bachelors or Greater6.85%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.94%
Male Unemployed47.29%
Female Employed18.33%
Male Employed15.97%

Burlington Income

Burlington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,324$69,202
Families$79,371$100,246
Married Families$98,646-
Non Families$35,298$48,144

Burlington Marital Status

Burlington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Burlington Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Burlington Marital Status by Race

Burlington Veterans

1,323

Number of Veterans

1,197

Male Veterans

126

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam447
First Gulf War178
Second Gulf War173
World War II169
Korea155
Age Group Veterans
75+434
65 to 74344
55 to 64244
35 to 54211
18 to 3490
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2603.88%
2 or More283.56%
Hispanic171.68%
Asian160.73%
Hawaiian866.67%
Other78.97%
Black40.28%

$Burlington Veterans by Education

11.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Burlington Employment Status

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Burlington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

31.98%

Born in Vermont

87.33%

Native Born

12.67%

Foreign Born

6.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.33% of Burlington residents were born in the United States, with 31.98% having been born in Vermont. 6.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,021610.14%
201942,960610.14%
201842,8995351.26%
201742,364610.14%
201642,303-216-0.51%
201542,519240.06%
201442,495-176-0.41%
201342,671230.05%
201242,6481170.28%
201142,531950.22%
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%