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%

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
    541
    0
  • Murder
    12
    0
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    78
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    732
    1
  • Theft
    2,812
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239
    0

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%
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Burlington Reviews

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I have lived in Burlington all my life. The things I like about Burlington are the size, my church, there are many volunteer opportunities, there is a Christian school, and the parks. The things I'd like to see improve are the unity among community, the school system, entertainment opportunities, and the condition of the streets.
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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.
It's a clean town, not very big but has quite a bit going on. Good people, lots of opportunity. There are some really beautiful historic homes as well as some modern high end communities as well as affordable housing and fixer-uppers. Something for everyone.