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The Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of three counties in northwestern Vermont, anchored by the cities of Burlington and South Burlington and containing four of Vermont's nine cities. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 198,889 (though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 208,460).[1] The MSA represents the counties containing the contiguous urbanized area centered on the city of Burlington, plus adjacent counties that are socio-economically linked to the urban core (as measured by commuting). An alternative definition using towns instead of counties as basic units is the Burlington-South Burlington New England City and Town Area (NECTA). The NECTA had an estimated population in 2007 of 194,354.

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Counties

List of counties making up the MSA:

Towns and cities

List of towns/cities making up the NECTA:

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 198,889 people, 75,978 households, and 49,311 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 95.43% White, 0.74% African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

Economy

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Personal income

The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,122, and the median income for a family was $51,690. Males had a median income of $35,363 versus $26,070 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,175.

The median wage in the area in 2008 was $16.47 hourly or $34,258 annually. This was 7.6% higher than in the rest of the state.[3]

Industry

The largest industrial facility in Vermont is IBM's semiconductor plant a few kilometers East of Burlington in Essex Junction.

Volunteers

The metropolitan area ranked ten points higher than the US average, helping to propel the state to ninth in the country for volunteerism for the period 2005-8. 37.4% of the population volunteered during this period. The national average was 26.4%. The local average annual number of hours was 40.8.[4]

Public health and safety

One study ranked the area fourth highest in gun safety, out of 100. [5]

Media

There are four network-affiliated television stations in the city. They include WFFF channel 44 (Fox), WFFF's digital subchannel 44-2 (The CW), its sister station, WVNY channel 22 (ABC), WPTZ (NBC), and WCAX channel 3 (CBS). WCAX, WFFF, and WPTZ operate news departments. WCAX is the only Burlington-based news department, while WPTZ is based in Plattsburgh, New York with a bureau in nearby Colchester. WFFF and WVNY are also based in Colchester.

Comcast Communications is the city's major cable television service provider. Residents within the city limits are also served by municipally-owned Burlington Telecom.

These cable channels are Burlington based: VCAM-Channel 15,[6] RETN-Channel 16,[7] and Channel 17.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (CBSA-EST2008-01)" (CSV). 2008 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-19. http://www.census.gov/popest/metro/tables/2008/CBSA-EST2008-01.csv. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ What Vermonters Earn retrieved August 23, 2009
  4. ^ Sutkoski, Matt (29 July 2009). "Vermont volunteering thrives". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1B.  
  5. ^ Where men are targets. Men's Health. June, 2008.  
  6. ^ Vermont Community Access Television
  7. ^ Retn.org
  8. ^ Channel 17


The Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of three counties in northwestern Vermont, anchored by the cities of Burlington and South Burlington and containing four of Vermont's nine cities. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 198,889 (though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 208,460).[1] The MSA represents the counties containing the contiguous urbanized area centered on the city of Burlington, plus adjacent counties that are socio-economically linked to the urban core (as measured by commuting). An alternative definition using towns instead of counties as basic units is the Burlington-South Burlington New England City and Town Area (NECTA). The NECTA had an estimated population in 2007 of 194,354.

Contents

Counties

List of counties making up the MSA:

Towns and cities

List of towns/cities making up the NECTA:

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 198,889 people, 75,978 households, and 49,311 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 95.43% White, 0.74% African American, 0.58% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

Economy

Personal income

The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,122, and the median income for a family was $51,690. Males had a median income of $35,363 versus $26,070 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,175.

Industry

The largest industrial facility in Vermont is IBM's semiconductor plant a few kilometers East of Burlington in Essex Junction.

Public health and safety

One study ranked the area fourth highest in gun safety, out of 100. [3]

See also

References


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