Burlington has the 2486th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Burlington is part of the Racine metro area. Unemployment in the Racine area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Racine has the 229th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Burlington is below average at $40,450, and the median cost of a home in Burlington is $175,800, which is the same as the national average. 18% of workers in Burlington hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Burlington. 83% of Burlington workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Burlington spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.