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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Burlington is a town in Washington with a population of 8,743. Burlington is in Skagit County. Living in Burlington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burlington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Burlington and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    90.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    927.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,607.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    441.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Burlington

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,887
National
$55,322
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Burlington Reviews

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Burlington used to be an up and coming small town. But not anymore. It's mostly restaurants and places to shop, but not even those attract people, which causes places to go out of business, which causes even more unemployment. Burlington has serious drug and homelessness problems. The teens are using drugs, you can witness a drug deal in plain sight during the day, and there's a cop at the school every day. The local high school is old, needs renovation, the stage is a safety hazard, and they need more campus security. Overall, it could use a lot of improvement.
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Burlington is a cute small town that is located close to both the Canadian border and Seattle. Most importantly, Burlington is so close to the Cascade Mountains! If you are the outdoorsy type, it is definitely the place for you. Small town vibe not your thing? Probably not the place for you.
People are very friendly and there is plenty to do. We live in the golf course and the community is excellent. Pretty much any store you need is very close by, only ever as far as mount vernon.