Burton is a city in Genesee County in the state of Michigan and a suburb of Flint. The population was 29,999 at the 2010 census, making Burton the second largest city in Genesee County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.43 square miles (60.68 km), of which 23.36 square miles (60.50 km) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 29,999 people, 11,964 households, and 8,041 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,284.2 inhabitants per square mile (495.8/km). There were 13,075 housing units at an average density of 559.7 per square mile (216.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 88.1% White, 7.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.
There were 11,964 households of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 30,308 people, 11,699 households, and 8,165 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,291.3 per square mile (498.6/km²). There were 12,348 housing units at an average density of 526.1 per square mile (203.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.09% White, 3.55% African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.
There were 11,699 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,050, and the median income for a family was $50,332. Males had a median income of $41,433 versus $27,601 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,548. About 5.5% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
Burton Michigan neighborhoods include: Beechwood Estate Sycamore, Bendle area, Bristol / Maple, Burton, Center / Dort / Atherton, Creekside Blvd, Ellis Park, Hawkshire Estates, Kelly Lake, Lapeer Road, Mallard Ponds, Pine Creek Estates, Schafer Manor