Burlington employment information

IndexBurlingtonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$23,388$25,608$28,555
Median household income$37,316$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,599$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,189$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$28,596$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$22,227$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate6.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level21.3%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Burlington is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Burlington is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Burlington is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Burlington is 36% higher than the national average.

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Burlington median earnings by income bracket

Burlington employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%0.2%
Manufacturing sector21.2%0.5%
Financial & insurance services3.7%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services18.3%14.5%
Public administration2.3%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%0.4%
Education, health & social services13.2%33.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Alamance, NC786$80,00050%
Altamahaw, NC376$71,25033%
Swepsonville, NC1,114$65,45522%
Gibsonville, NC6,565$56,9617%
Saxapahaw, NC1,329$55,8284%
Burlington, NC51,740$37,31630%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Perth Amboy, NJ51,727$45,27615%
Castle Rock, CO51,802$86,56362%
Placentia, CA51,860$79,27548%
La Crosse, WI51,864$40,34025%
Peabody, MA51,868$62,23416%
Burlington, NC51,740$37,31630%
Source: The Burlington, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.