South Burlington, Vermont

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South Burlington, Vermont
City
South Burlington High School
South Burlington High School
Official seal of South Burlington, Vermont
Seal
South Burlington, Vermont
South Burlington, Vermont
Coordinates: 44°27′7″N 73°10′54″W / 44.45194°N 73.18167°W / 44.45194; -73.18167Coordinates: 44°27′7″N 73°10′54″W / 44.45194°N 73.18167°W / 44.45194; -73.18167
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
Incorporated (town) 1865
Incorporated (city) 1971
Government
 • City Manager Kevin Dorn
 • City Clerk Donna Kinville
Area
 • Total 29.6 sq mi (76.7 km2)
 • Land 16.6 sq mi (43.1 km2)
 • Water 13.0 sq mi (33.6 km2)
Elevation 328 ft (100 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,904
 • Density 950.2/sq mi (366.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05403, 05407
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-66175[1]
GNIS feature ID 1459577[2]
Website www.sburl.com

South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 15,814. It is one of the anchors of the Burlington metropolitan area.

It is composed of multiple sets of suburban neighborhoods and a commercial center, which is in the process of being converted to a downtown.[3] It is also home to the state's largest mall, the University Mall. The city borders Lake Champlain and has a public park and beach, "Red Rocks."

History[edit]

The area of South Burlington was first granted by New Hampshire as part of Burlington township on June 7, 1763. The town of Burlington was organized around 1785. In 1865, the unincorporated village of Burlington was chartered as a city. The remaining area of the town was then organized as a separate town with the name South Burlington. The town of South Burlington was later also incorporated as a city in 1971.

Government[edit]

Budgets must be approved by voters.[4]

The city budget for 2007-08 was $18,321,479.[4]

The school budget for 2007-08 was $36,742,377.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.6 square miles (76.7 km2), of which 16.6 square miles (43.1 km2) is land and 13.0 square miles (33.6 km2) (43.82%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,814 people, 6,332 households, and 3,786 families residing in the city. The population density was 950.2 people per square mile (366.9/km2). There were 6,501 housing units at an average density of 390.6 per square mile (150.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.78% White, 0.83% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 6,332 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 10,679
1990 12,809 19.9%
2000 15,814 23.5%
Est. 2009 17,551

Economy[edit]

Burlington International Airport is located in South Burlington

CommutAir, a regional airline, is headquartered in the city, by the airport.[5] The Magic Hat Brewing Company, one of the United States's larger craft breweries, is located here.[6] One measure of economic activity is retail sales. South Burlington was second in the state in 2007 with $326.8 million.[7]

Personal income[edit]

The median income for a household in the city was $51,566, and the median income for a family was $67,241. Males had a median income of $42,076 versus $29,883 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,290. About 2.3% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Real estate[edit]

While the number of homes sold dropped from an annual high of 396 in 2005, it has exceeded 150 for the last several years. The average sales price has risen steadily, however, from $230,000 in 2005 to $310,000 in 2008.[8]

Industry[edit]

GE Healthcare employed 780 people as of 2008.[9] The headquarters of Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc. are located in South Burlington.

Education[edit]

Elementary Schools

  • Chamberlin School
  • Orchard School
  • Rick Marcotte Central School
  • The Schoolhouse (private)

Middle Schools

High Schools

Transportation[edit]

A Dodge Charger police car from South Burlington.

Burlington International Airport provides the area with commercial service to major regional hubs and international airports. Despite its name, it is located in South Burlington, although the land it is located on is owned by Burlington. It did not offer scheduled commercial flights to destinations outside the United States, although it does have a Customs Port of Entry.[10] The name dates to a time when it offered flights to Montreal but it started seasonal flights to Toronto in 2011.

Bus service is provided by Chittenden County Transportation Authority.

Major routes[edit]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Radio[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ City of South Burlington, Vermont Planning & Zoning
  4. ^ a b c Buscher, Sara (May 20, 2008). Residents to vote today on budgets. Burlington Free Press. 
  5. ^ "Welcome!" CommutAir. Retrieved on May 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Magic Hat Brewery Directions" . Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  7. ^ McLean, Dan (July 13, 2008). Retail Sales by the numbers. Burlington Free Press. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Matt (November 30, 2008). South Burlington real estate snapshot. Burlington Free Press. 
  9. ^ McLean, Dan (January 30, 2009). GE Healthcare furloughs 50 people. Burlington Free Press. 
  10. ^ Port Of Entry - Burlington International Airport
  11. ^ WW Norton Author's Page
  12. ^ Jack Leggett Clemson University profile
  13. ^ Mike Rochford Baseball-Reference statistics

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