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Burlington County

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Population

The population of Burlington County increased 5.98 percent from 2000 to 2010, rising from 423,394 to 448,734.

Race and Ethnicity

  • White – 70.6 percent
  • Black – 15.9 percent
  • Asian – 4.3 percent
  • Hispanic – 6.4 percent
  • Two or more races – 2.3 percent
  • Other (American Indian & Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders, and some other races) – 0.4 percent

Voting record

Burlington County has 375 election districts, and 74.5 percent of ballots were cast in the 2012 Election out of its 291,760 registered voters.

Employment by Sector

  • Construction – 4.9 percent
  • Manufacturing – 7.0 percent
  • Retail and wholesale trade – 14.7 percent
  • Transportation and utilities – 5.9 percent
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate – 8.2 percent
  • Professional and technical services – 11.0 percent
  • Education and health care – 26.1 percent
  • Arts, entertainment, and accommodation – 7.8 percent
  • Public administration – 7.9 percent
  • Other services – 6.5 percent

Unemployment Rate

Burlington County’s unemployment rate more than doubled from 2007 until 2012, going from 3.9 percent to 9.0. The rate spiked between 2008 until 2009 (from 5.0 in 2008 to 8.4 percent in 2009) as did New Jersey and the national trends. Burlington County’s unemployment rate mimicked that of New Jersey (4.5 percent in 2005 and 9.3 percent in 2012), but staying about a half of a percentage point lower.

Poverty Rate

The poverty rate in Burlington County has gradually increased, going from only 4.6 percent in 2005 and rising to 6.3 percent in 2012. Burlington County’s poverty rate always stayed much lower that of New Jersey (8.7 percent in 2005 and 10.8 percent in 2012).

Median Household Income (in current dollars)

The median household income for Burlington County started at $69,042 in 2005, and spiked in 2008 ($77,470), and then dropped down to $74,693 by 2012. It always stayed above the median household income in New Jersey ($61,672 in 2005 and $69,667 in 2012), which also never fell below $60,000 in that span.

Median Housing Price (in current dollars)

The median housing price in Burlington County started at $273,100 in 2005, raised to $283,700 by 2008, but then fell all the way down to $238,700 in 2012. The price in New Jersey remained a good deal higher, following a similar pattern, but starting at $333,900 in 2005, rising to $372,300 in 2007, and falling to $311,600 in 2012.

Housing Occupancy

As of 2012, there are 176,889 housing units in Burlington County, 71.5 percent of which are owner-occupied, 21.7 percent are renter-occupied, and 6.8 percent are vacant.