Burton, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Burton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Burton had a population of 29,917 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Burton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,917
Population in Households 29,810
Population in Familes 23,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 1,281
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $46,599
Average Household Income $58,710
Per Capita Income $23,790


Total Housing Units 13,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,812 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,260 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 998 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $90,116
Average Home Value $103,203


Total Households 12,072
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,965
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.03% -0.24%
Households 0.11% -0.14%
Families -0.12% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

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, 2018 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 # 37 95th
Population Density # 256 63rd
Diversity Index # 148 79th
Median Household Income # 357 49th
Per Capita Income # 367 47th

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