South Burlington, Vermont
|South Burlington, Vermont|
South Burlington City Hall
Location in Chittenden County and the state of Vermont
|• City Manager||Kevin Dorn|
|• City Clerk||Donna Kinville|
|• Total||29.6 sq mi (76.6 km2)|
|• Land||16.5 sq mi (42.7 km2)|
|• Water||13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)|
|Elevation||328 ft (100 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||18,743|
|• Density||1,136/sq mi (438.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||05403, 05407|
|GNIS feature ID||1459577|
South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. With an estimated population of 18,743 people in 2014, it is the second largest city (and third largest municipality after the nearby town of Essex) in Vermont and is home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry's. It is one of the principal cities of the Burlington metropolitan area.
The municipality is composed of multiple sets of residential developments and a commercial center, which is in the process of being converted to a downtown. 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," along with three other public parks.
Vermont's largest airport, the Burlington International Airport ("BTV"), is located in the city limits, although it is owned by the neighboring city of Burlington. BTV serves as the base of the Vermont Air National Guard and an Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) of the Vermont Army National Guard.
- 1 History
- 2 Government
- 3 Geography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Parks & recreation
- 7 Downtown project
- 8 Education
- 9 Transportation
- 10 Media
- 11 Notable people
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
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 came to be organized as a separate town with the name South Burlington in the same year, 1865. The town of South Burlington was later incorporated as a city in the year 1971.
Budgets must be approved by voters.
The city budget for 2007-08 was $18,321,479.
The school budget for 2007-08 was $36,742,377.
Located in western Chittenden County, South Burlington is bordered by the city of Burlington to the northwest, Winooski and Colchester to the north, Essex to the northeast, Williston to the east, Shelburne to the south, and Shelburne Bay on Lake Champlain to the west. A large portion of Lake Champlain west of Burlington, extending west to the New York state line, is also part of South Burlington.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.6 square miles (76.6 km2), of which 16.5 square miles (42.7 km2) is land and 13.1 square miles (33.9 km2), or 44.25%, is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 17,904 people and 8,224 households in the city. The population density was 1,121.2 people per square mile (670.5/km2). There were 8,429 housing units at an average density of 507.8 per square mile (150.8/km2).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Race and Ethnicity as of the 2010 Census:
|White||90.0% (88.7% non-Hispanic or Latino)|
|Black or African American||1.9%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.9%|
|Two or more races||2.0%|
Data from 2009-2013
|Median household income||$64,756|
|Per capita income||$37,425|
|Persons living below poverty level||5.1%|
|Persons per household||2.17|
As of the census 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.
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.
One measure of economic activity is retail sales. South Burlington was second in the state in 2007 with $326.8 million.
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.
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.
GE Healthcare employed 780 people as of 2008. The headquarters of Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc. are located in South Burlington. The aforementioned CommutAir has its headquarters located in the city as well.
Parks & recreation
- Red Rocks Park is a public park and beach on the shores of Lake Champlain.
- Overlook Park is a scenic park overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
- Veterans Memorial Park (also known as Dorset Park) is the city's most well-known park. It has two baseball fields, one basketball court, a playground, and Cairns Arena, the high school's hockey arena, is close by.
- Jaycee Park has a playground, basketball court, and open space for people to use.
The city of South Burlington has taken steps to begin the construction of a new downtown core, known as "City Center." The city center will be composed of units for residential, retail, and mixed use, and there will be two open parks. The project is set to be constructed along Market Street, which is east of Dorset Street, the city's current commercial street.
- Chamberlin School
- Orchard School
- Rick Marcotte Central School
- The Schoolhouse (private)
- Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School
- Vermont Commons School
- Rice Memorial High School (private, Roman Catholic)
- South Burlington High School (the city's only public high school)
- Vermont Commons School
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 the city of Burlington. It originally did not offer scheduled commercial flights to destinations outside the United States, although it now has a Customs Port of Entry. The name dates to a time when it offered flights to Montreal, but in 2011, it started seasonal flights to Toronto.
Bus service is provided by Chittenden County Transportation Authority.
Interstate 89, Vermont's longest interstate highway, has two interchanges serving the city. Exit 13 merges with I-189, which ends on Shelburne Road (US Route 7). The second interchange, Exit 14, is the state of Vermont's largest highway exit and merges onto US Route 2. Exit 14E merges onto Williston Road and Dorset Street in South Burlington. Exit 14W is the main exit into Burlington and becomes Main Street in the Burlington city limits by the University of Vermont.
- Kerstin Anderson, Stage Actress
- Harry Bliss, cartoonist and illustrator
- Ronald Braunstein, American conductor
- Garry Davis, world citizen, peace activist, founder of the World Service Authority and creator of the World Passport
- Jack Du Brul, New York Times bestselling author
- Laura Hall, Miss Vermont 2009
- Major Jackson, poet and professor
- Jack Leggett, collegiate baseball coach
- Mike Rochford, pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and Yakult Swallows
- Martin St. Louis, right wing with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, now with the New York Rangers
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- "Villages & Communities Within: South Burlington". www.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
- South Burlington in 2014, City hall.
- Buscher, Sara (May 20, 2008). Residents to vote today on budgets. Burlington Free Press.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): South Burlington city, Vermont". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
- "Welcome!" CommutAir. Retrieved on May 24, 2009.
- "Magic Hat Brewery Directions" . Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
- McLean, Dan (July 13, 2008). Retail Sales by the numbers. Burlington Free Press.
- Ryan, Matt (November 30, 2008). South Burlington real estate snapshot. Burlington Free Press.
- McLean, Dan (January 30, 2009). GE Healthcare furloughs 50 people. Burlington Free Press.
- "City Center Park/Dumont Park". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
- Port Of Entry - Burlington International Airport
- WW Norton Author's Page
- Jack Leggett Clemson University profile
- Mike Rochford Baseball-Reference statistics
- South Burlington official website
- Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
- South Burlington GIS
- Brief History of South Burlington and Mayfair Park Neighborhood