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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 dense 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
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    653.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    114.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    901
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,440.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    174.2
    284

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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Burlington is a nice enough little city. I was born and raised here. There’s almost everything you need in a city to where you don’t have to go elsewhere for amenities. The rate of crime can be a bit worrying sometimes, especially in the northeastern side of the city, but it’s nothing too bad to worry about. The people are generally friendly, albeit a little bit backwards compared to our neighboring Greensboro and Durham. Lots of out-of-state investment is coming to the city though, with the new Publix planned for the Holly Hill Mall where Sears currently is, and several other stores.
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For a relatively small town, Burlington has a lot to do. There are festivals, outdoor movies hosted by the city, and plenty of restaurants. The schools are great, though my personal experience is with Elon University. The town is close to bigger cities like Greensboro, so you aren't stuck there. My only complaint is that with a private university comes a lot of people, creating a lot of traffic. However, that is the norm with any college town.
I would describe Burlington as a small city, but it is just big enough so that not everybody knows everyone and what's going on in their lives. Where I live, roads are fairly easy to navigate and there are a lot of housing options, places to shop and places to eat. The scenery is constantly changing.