Burton has the 1080th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 4.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Burton is part of the Flint metro area. Unemployment in the Flint area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Flint has the 162nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Burton is below average at $42,930, and the median cost of a home in Burton is $69,500, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Burton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Burton. 84% of Burton workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Burton spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.