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Burlington, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 176,353   ( 25,222 from 2010)
Land area: 423.5 square miles
Population density: 416.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:105,881 60.04% 4.1%
Black:37,64721.35% 34.5%
Indian:7150.41% 31.9%
Asian:3,4451.95% 85.1%
2+ races:3,6332.06% 67.0%
Hispanic:25,03214.19% 50.4%
Total non-White:70,47239.96% 42.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,230 12.3
Deaths:4,76813.9
Net Migration: 5,00414.6
Net Immigration: 4091.2
Change in White population:4,163 2.8
Change in Non-White pop.:21,059 13.9




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
151,131
101,71867.30%
27,98518.52%
5420.36%
1,8611.23%
2,1751.44%
16,63911.01%
49,41332.70%

2000
130,800
94,76872.45%
24,35618.62%
3880.30%
1,1670.89%
1,1550.88%
8,8356.75%
36,03227.55%

1990
108,213
86,13079.59%
20,76719.19%
3340.31%
2600.24%
n/a
7220.67%
22,08320.41%

1980
99,319
79,42179.97%
18,86218.99%
1160.12%
2500.25%
n/a
6470.65%
19,89820.03%

1970
96,362
78,89981.88%
17,05317.70%
850.09%
380.04%
n/a
2630.27%
17,463 18.12%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
17,491 13.4
12,5559.6
10,5858.1
4,8373.7
6,950 5.3
13,381 10.2
1990's
NumberRate
15,654 14.5
11,71910.8
10,0939.3
6760.6
8,638 8.0
13,949 12.9
1980's
NumberRate
13,045 13.1
9,691 9.8
5,969 6.0
n/a
6,709 6.8
2,185 2.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-3,211 -3.3
n/a
522 0.5
2,435 2.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.1
37,805 21.4%
138,548 78.6%
29,084 16.5%
67,370
2.48
43,381 64.4%
31,854 73.4%
4,642 10.7%
23,989 35.6%

2010
NumberPercent
38.7
35,443 23.5%
115,688 76.5%
22,081 14.6%
59,960
2.45
39,848 66.5%
28,313 71.1%
4,917 12.3%
20,112 33.5%

2000
NumberPercent
36.3
31,153 23.8%
99,647 76.2%
18,404 14.1%
51,722
2.46
35,769 69.2%
27,208 76.1%
3,782 10.6%
15,953 30.8%

1990
NumberPercent
35.7
23,898 22.1%
84,315 77.9%
15,852 14.6%
42,798
2.46
31,073 72.6%
24,821 79.9%
2,495 8.0%
11,725 27.4%

1980
NumberPercent
32.5
26,036 26.2%
73,283 73.8%
11,354 11.4%
36,013
2.70
28,201 78.3%
23,285 82.6%
2,123 7.5%
7,812 21.7%

2022 Housing Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units74,055 
Median Value$197,700 
Occupied67,37091.0%
Vacant6,6859.0%
Owned44,48766.0%
Rented22,88334.0%
Median Rent$959 
Single-Family Units51,23769.2%
    Detached48,86366.0%
    Attached2,3743.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,91913.4%
Mobile Homes8,44211.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,6535.4%
$10,000 to $14,9992,6483.9%
$15,000 to $19,9992,9674.4%
$20,000 to $24,9993,1954.7%
$25,000 to $29,9993,4585.1%
$30,000 to $34,9993,3775.0%
$35,000 to $39,9992,8124.2%
$40,000 to $44,9992,8784.3%
$45,000 to $49,9992,7734.1%
$50,000 to $59,9995,5308.2%
$60,000 to $74,9996,4649.6%
$75,000 to $99,9999,13113.6%
$100,000 to $124,9996,4259.5%
$125,000 to $149,9994,6636.9%
$150,000 to $199,9994,2636.3%
$200,000 or more3,1334.7%
Median Household Income60,866 
Per Capita Income32,105 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.82 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI2,1343.2%
Public Assistance1,7792.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps9,11013.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed67,35171.1%
Unemployed3,6463.8%
In Armed Forces940.1%
Total Labor Force71,09175.0%
Not in Labor Force23,66425.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 28.8%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector31,38926,99253.8%
Non-Profit1,5733,94028.5%
Self-Employed4,5472,43565.1%
Local Government2,7312,83249.1%
State Government1,6783,20134.4%
Federal Government44438053.9%
Total Private + Self35,93629,42755.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.6,42610,35338.3%
Total42,36239,78051.6%
Pct. Govt.13.7%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts11,98614.6%
Sales and Office Occupations18,81522.9%
Professional, Technical16,46520.0%
Service Occupations13,07315.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing2190.3%
All others21,95926.7%
White Collar 57.4%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance12,64115.4%
Manufacturing11,49814.0%
Retail trade10,79313.1%
Educational services8,0219.7%
Accommodation and food services6,1257.4%
Construction6,0917.4%
Other services3,8544.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,7144.5%
Professional, scientific, technical3,6664.5%
Transportation and warehousing3,2864.0%
Public administration2,9403.6%
Finance and insurance2,8393.4%
Wholesale trade2,4893.0%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,2801.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,1011.3%
Information9041.1%
Utilities5320.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting4840.6%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction320.0%
Management80.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican14,7778.60%
Puerto Rican1,3490.79%
Cuban3090.18%
Dominican6360.37%
Total Central American4,1312.40%
Costa Rican1970.11%
Guatemalan1880.11%
Honduran8310.48%
Nicaraguan3350.20%
Panamanian220.01%
Salvadoran2,5581.49%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,0380.60%
Argentinean570.03%
Bolivian340.02%
Chilean490.03%
Colombian2420.14%
Ecuadorian4310.25%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian610.04%
Uruguayan290.02%
Venezuelan1350.08%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic9600.56%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian7420.43%
Vietnamese4310.25%
Chinese4300.25%
Filipino3850.22%
Thai1720.10%
Burmese1400.08%
Korean960.06%
Japanese390.02%
Hmong130.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English139,31786.0%
Spanish18,56111.5%
Other Indo-European1,0500.6%
Other Asian5600.3%
French, Haitian, Cajun4230.3%
German, other Germanic3580.2%
Other3330.2%
Arabic3230.2%
Tagalog2990.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English19,83511.5%
German16,1619.4%
Irish12,7387.4%
American11,2946.6%
Scotch-Irish4,4472.6%
Italian4,2402.5%
Scottish3,9492.3%
European2,7201.6%
Polish1,7761.0%
French1,6811.0%
Dutch1,1880.7%
African9020.5%
Welsh8860.5%
British7040.4%
Swedish6080.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen163,18295.0%
Not a citizen8,5975.0%
Native157,27691.6%
Foreign-born14,5038.4%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
5,469 4.7%8,069 7.0%32,280 27.9%38,288 33.1%21,972 19.0%9,666 8.4%
  Average years of education: 13.2
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 5,469 4.7%
9-12 Years 8,069 7.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 32,280 27.9%
Some College 38,288 33.1%
Bach. Degree 21,972 19.0%
Grad Degree 9,666 8.4%
Average years of education: 13.2

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Burlington, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 123,074 118,156 4,918 4.0%
1991 124,512 117,100 7,412 6.0%
1992 125,256 118,394 6,862 5.5%
1993 125,684 120,030 5,654 4.5%
1994 126,776 122,314 4,462 3.5%
1995 128,706 123,938 4,768 3.7%
1996 132,686 127,932 4,754 3.6%
1997 135,216 130,538 4,678 3.5%
1998 134,856 130,924 3,932 2.9%
1999 136,312 132,896 3,416 2.5%
2000 138,808 134,412 4,396 3.2%
2001 138,084 130,304 7,780 5.6%
2002 139,036 128,592 10,444 7.5%
2003 141,284 130,672 10,612 7.5%
2004 139,654 130,378 9,276 6.6%
2005 138,500 129,610 8,890 6.4%
2006 139,816 131,590 8,226 5.9%
2007 140,498 132,812 7,686 5.5%
2008 142,946 133,768 9,178 6.4%
2009 144,170 126,636 17,534 12.2%
2010 154,166 137,572 16,594 10.8%
2011 155,320 140,362 14,958 9.6%
2012 157,282 143,552 13,730 8.7%
2013 154,796 143,878 10,918 7.1%
2014 153,652 145,190 8,462 5.5%
2015 154,412 146,252 8,160 5.3%
2016 157,388 149,928 7,460 4.7%
2017 159,642 152,836 6,806 4.3%
2018 161,734 155,508 6,226 3.8%
2019 165,982 159,814 6,168 3.7%
2020 160,914 149,250 11,664 7.2%
2021 162,046 154,128 7,918 4.9%
2022 166,348 160,174 6,174 3.7%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com