B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$738
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Burlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    531
    0
  • Murder
    12
    0
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    144
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    829
    1
  • Theft
    2,617
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,140
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Burlington Reviews

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I was born and raised in Burlington, NC. I have traveled to Oregon, to the Bahamas, Jamaica and still LOVE to call Burlington home! We have such an amazing group of people, everyone's friendly. The area has grown in the past few years tremendously, but still a very desirable place to settle!
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friendly country people, always willing to help others out! There is always something to do, and some type of even going on. I enjoy the fourth Fridays in the summer, with local bands and great brews! High School football rivalries here are the best! Even years after graduating, my family still goes to football games almost every Friday night!
Burlington, NC is a beautiful city with wonderful people for the most part. There are many shopping centers with chain as well as local stores. The parks are plenty and well kept. The only issue I've ever had living here was dealing with the police department. I believe they may be short staffed as my issues were never resolved from a break in I experienced.