Burke, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 1,753. Population change since 2000: +11.6%
 
Males: 871  (49.7%)
Females: 882  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05871.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,896 (it was $35,268 in 2000)
Burke:

$48,896
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,580 (it was $20,697 in 2000)

Burke town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $172,879 (it was $88,500 in 2000)
Burke:

$172,879
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $211,832; Detached houses: $227,566; Townhouses or other attached units: $254,945; In 2-unit structures: $223,496; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $214,295; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,740; Mobile homes: $87,573
  • Races in Burke, VT (2010)

    Burke races chart
    • 1,69096.4%White alone
    • 291.7%Hispanic
    • 171.0%Two or more races
    • 90.5%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.06%Black alone

Races in Burke detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Burke: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.5%), Irish (15.5%), French (14.8%), French Canadian (9.7%), German (8.5%), United States (8.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 34.1 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Burke,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Burke:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burke town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

35 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 0.8% Europe).

This town:

2.2%
Vermont:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Burke town:  1.6% ($1,421)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (106.4 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (164.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (278.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: East Burke, VT (1.4 miles) , West Burke, VT (1.5 miles ), Sutton, VT (2.1 miles ), East Haven, VT (2.2 miles ), Newark, VT (2.5 miles ), Lyndon, VT (2.5 miles ), Lyndonville, VT (2.5 miles ), Kirby, VT (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $17,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $404,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.62 N, Longitude: 71.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +149 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Burke: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Burke, Vermont

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Earthquake activity:

Burke-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from Burke center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 22.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Burke center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Caledonia County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Heavy Rains: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: John Q. Farmer - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Burke:

  • PINES REHAB AND HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LYNDONVILLE, VT)
  • CALEDONIA HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • NORTHEASTERN VERMONT REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • ST JOHNSBURY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • FMC OF ST. JOHNSBURY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SAINT JOHNSBURY, VT)
  • UNION HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GLOVER, VT)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burke:

  • Norwich University (about 48 miles; Northfield, VT; Full-time enrollment: 4,221)
  • Saint Michael's College (about 61 miles; Colchester, VT; FT enrollment: 2,336)
  • Plymouth State University (about 61 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,838)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 62 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 63 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 63 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Dartmouth College (about 66 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)

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Notable locations in Burke: Burke Mountain Campground (A), Burke Mountain Ski Touring Center (B), Burke Mountain Ski Area (C), East Burke Community Library (D), Vermont Childrens Theater (E), East Burke Volunteer Fire Department (F), West Burke Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Burke: East Burke Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Howland Cemetery (2), Woodmont Cemetery (3), Burke Green Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Duck Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sutton River (A), Roundy Brook (B), Dish Mill Brook (C), Flower Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Caledonia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 23.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 1.47. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.47
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

13.9%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.2%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Vermont average:

11.7

Burke travel time to work - commute Burke mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Burke town (based on Caledonia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3556
Mainline Protestant3,81032
Evangelical Protestant1,48815
Other7809
None20,794-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Caledonia County:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Caledonia County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Caledonia County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Caledonia County:

24.6%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.5%
State:

13.3%

4.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Vermont average:

5.68%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orleans County, VT  0.56% ($30,029 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.44% ($37,611)
from Grafton County, NH  0.31% ($41,868)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Vermont average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orleans County, VT  0.45% ($34,732 average AGI)
to Washington County, VT  0.44% ($27,444)
to Grafton County, NH  0.43% ($41,943)

Strongest AM radio stations in Burke:

  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WTWN (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELLS RIVER, VT; Owner: PUFFER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSTJ (1340 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burke:

  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WCKJ (90.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WKXH (105.5 FM; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDOT (95.7 FM; DANVILLE, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING INC)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W243AE (96.5 FM; ORLEANS, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WMOO (92.1 FM; DERBY CENTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSTAR MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLTN-FM (96.7 FM; LISBON, NH; Owner: PROFILE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWLR (91.5 FM; LYNDONVILLE, VT; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, VT. STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Burke:

  • WVTB (Channel 20; ST. JOHNSBURY, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)
  • W36CP (Channel 36; NEWPORT, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)
  • WLED-TV (Channel 49; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 20m66ftTotal length
  • $3,465,000Total costs
  • 10,600Total average daily traffic
  • 656Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,702Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 71920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Burke, VT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Burke, VT)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BURKE MT, Summit Burke Mt Wetv Bldg (Lat: 44.570861 Lon: -71.893417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNTQ233
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.550 MHzGrant Date: 01/16/2013, Expiration Date: 10/06/2022, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2014, Certifier: Donald J Rendall JrRegistrant: Green Mountain Power Corporation, 2152 Post Rd, Rutland, VT 05701, Phone: (802) 747-5655, Fax: (802) 747-2137, Email:
  • Burke Mountain, 2343 Toll Road (Lat: 44.570972 Lon: -71.894194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Call Sign: WQJL247
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/20/2008, Expiration Date: 10/20/2018, Certifier: Willis R Merrill IiiRegistrant: Merrill Information Systems, Inc., 53 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, Phone: (802) 748-5866, Email:
  • BURKE MTN, Burke Mtn Toll Road (Lat: 44.570861 Lon: -71.893000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQPL554
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/20/2012, Expiration Date: 06/20/2022, Certifier: Phil ChitwoodRegistrant: Vermont Transco LLC, 366 Pinnacle Ridge Road, Rutland, VT 05701, Phone: (802) 770-6235, Email:
  • BURKE MTN, 5.4 Miles Ne'Ly Of Intersection Sr 114 And Us Rt 5 (Lat: 44.570889 Lon: -71.893417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 4.9 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WHK214
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/03/2022Registrant: National Grid Usa Service Company Inc., 40 Sylvan Rd, Waltham, MA 02451, Phone: (781) 906-3409, Fax: (315) 428-6689, Email:

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burke and their reported violations in the past:

WEST BURKE HOUSING (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2011), St Boil Water Order (APR-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-19-2008), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2008), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-19-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-12-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Burke compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Burke on our top lists:

  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Central America (population 500+)"
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