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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$651
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    541
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    78
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    732
    525
  • Theft
    2,812
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,586
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Burlington Reviews

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Burlington, Iowa is a growing city with many positive highlights. With new and expanding businesses, the job market is going up. There are plenty of family adventures to be had. Doing the single life? Plenty of nightlife fun.
Burlington is definitely centered towards the younger generations.
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Burlington is a beautiful place where walking from one end to the other is inspiring. Burlington is home to several renowned events such as the Snake Alley Festival of Film, the Snake Alley Art Fair, and Steamboat Days.
A relatively small community with a chronic affordable housing crisis, rent is rather high compared to the number of steady jobs available. Crime is high for such a small area as well. Police unable to deal with large city violence that has crept into the community.