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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Burlington is a town in North Carolina with a population of 52,813. Burlington is in Alamance County. Living in Burlington offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burlington there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burlington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Burlington are above average.
About Burlington...
Population
52,813

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$776
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    719.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    215.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    947.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,646
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

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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 had good public schools and a decent amount of jobs and a low crime rate. Their are a couple of nice shopping centers, specifically Holly Hill Mall, and Alamance Crossing. Texas Roadhouse, Red Robin, and Buffalo Wild wings are some of the best restaurants in the Burlington, Nearby by Burlington is Elon University which is one of the best colleges in the state.