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Burlington, VT

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Burlington's Livability

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  • B-
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  • B
    Job Market
  • C
    Diversity
  • B+
    Crime
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About Burlington, VT

Burlington, VT is located in Chittenden County in the state of Vermont.

The total City Population for Burlington is about 44,703 with about 1,598 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $337,895, which is roughly 38% higher than the Average Home Value of $210,899 for the state of Vermont, and roughly 44% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $59,331, which is roughly 0% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $59,492 for the state of Vermont, and roughly 3% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Burlington Population 44,703
Average Home Value $337,895
Median Household Income $59,331
Median Age 27.2
Unemployment Rate 4.1%
Politics 75.38% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.84
Male Population Estimate: 47.8%
Female Population Estimate: 52.2%
Median Age: 27.2
Male Median Age: 26.0
Female Median Age: 27.7

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:85.6%
Asian:4.6%
Black:4.4%
Hispanic:3.8%
Other:0.5%
Hawaiian:0.1%
Indian:0.1%

Voting

Chittenden County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Bernie Sanders
U.S. Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
Peter Welch
U.S. Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
Phil Scott
State governor
Phil Scott
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 75.38%
Republican: 20.78%
Other: 2.58%
Libertarian: 0.88%
Green: 0.38%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Burlington specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Chittenden County: About 1.85238 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Chittenden County: About 129.789 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Chittenden County is about 53% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 55% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Burlington is about 4.1%.

Vermont is ranked #12 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 68.91 out of 100.

12nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 62.9

The average living wage for the state of Vermont is $32.92/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Vermont a minimum wage score of 71.91 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.88/hr, which gives Vermont a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.6 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Vermont is $271.56, resulting in a UI benefit score of 75.95 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Vermont does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Vermont does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Vermont does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Vermont does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Vermont does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Vermont does provide some form of paid family leave.
Vermont does provide some form of paid sick leave.
Vermont does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Vermont does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Vermont does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Vermont does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Vermont does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Vermont does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Vermont does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Vermont does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Vermont does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Vermont does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Vermont does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Vermont does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Vermont does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 05401, 05405, 05406, 05408 (4 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 44.487600
Longitude: -73.231600
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 186.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 802