Burton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Burton had a population of 29,206 as of July 1, 2016. Burton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burton is located at latitude 43.0007 and longitude -83.6181 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burton (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Burton (GNIS ID: 1626011) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Burton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,206
Population in Households 29,095
Population in Familes 23,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 1,251
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 11,769
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,642 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,127 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,281 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $83,074
Average Home Value $94,379


Median Household Income $45,011
Average Household Income $55,954
Per Capita Income $22,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.44%
Households -0.26% -0.34%
Families -0.46% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Burton, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burton to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 94th
Population Density1 # 263 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 149 79th
Median Household Income # 330 52nd
Per Capita Income # 340 51st

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