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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Burton is a suburb of with a population of 28,754. Burton is in Genesee County. Living in Burton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burton there are a lot of parks. Residents of Burton tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Burton are above average.
About Burton...
Population
28,754

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Burton 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
    298.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    470.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,696.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    238.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Burton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,878
National
$55,322
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Burton Reviews

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Burton is a okay place to live. But i am 2 blocks from Flint Michigan (where i was born and raised)and hear gun shots, sirens, fights, etc... The crime is VERY high. Our kids are grown now and families of their own so we are thinking of moving even if we take a loss on our home. We moved from Flint when our kids were just 3 and 1 yrs old so they would be in a better school and away from gangs. We try to donate to our shelters when we can, we donate to Toys for Tots faithfully every Christmas, and help our elderly neighbors. There are some good folks here, but if you are coming from a quiet town where you can keep your doors unlocked.... Be very aware of your surroundings in Burton. I carry pepper spray and watch everyone. Sex trafficking, Purse snatching, and drug overdoses are huge here also. Most are dying from Heroin cut with fentanyl. It isn't all bad but i can't give a honest review without the harsh reality.
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Burton can be a very homey scene, however the closer you get to Flint, the more unsafe you feel. At times I get scared walking out of my house at night alone. The crime rate has gone up and the neighborly feeling has decreased making Burton not a terrible place to live but not necessarily a great one either. I hope that my hometown can recover and feel safe again.
Very rough, but there are some very nice individuals in the area. It is an area stricken with poverty and many do not care about their community or themselves. It isn't all doom and gloom, as there are great opportunities for education and enrichment. I assume this is typical of most areas, so I give Burton an average score.