Burton (Michigan)

Genesee County


Burton is a city in genesis County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a suburb of Flint ( Michigan). According to the 2000 census, the city had 30,308 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in Genesee County.


When the first white settlers in the area applies Levi Gilkey, the 1831 land near the mouth of the Gilkey Creek (now part of Flint ) acquired on 11 May and settled there. In 1833, Burton was part of the Grand Blanc Township. Many of the original settlers of Burton came from the towns of Adams and Henderson in Jefferson County, New York. For many years it was known as the place Atherton, named after the brothers Shubael and Peru Atherton, who settled in the Thread Creek in 1835.

The city was originally organized as Burton Township, named after John Burton, a prominent local farmer. Burton Township was originally a part of the Grand Blanc Township, that then in 1836, Flint Township was. The northern part of Burton was part of Kearsley Township was incorporated together with the southern part of Genesee Township from 1839 to 1843, when the community was back in Flint Township.

When Flint was registered as a town, the Burton Township was separated from the Flint Township according to the resolution of the Genesee County council of 12 October 1855. The first council meeting took place only on 7 April 1856. The date is sometimes considered the founding date of the city. Over the years, large parts of the northern and western side of the municipality of the City of Flint have been assigned. On 16 May 1972, township residents voted for the official registration and the city of Burton was founded on July 1, 1972.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a land area of ​​60.8 km 2

Demographic data

According to the 2000 census, lived in the town of 30 308 people in 11,699 households and 8,165 families. The population density was 498.6 / km 2 There were 12,348 housing units at an average density of development of 203.1/km2.

In the 11,699 households lived in 35.0 % of cases, children under 18 years. 51.8 % were living together as married couples, 12.8 % had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.3 % of all households were single-person households 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.

27.4 % of the city's population was under 18 years old, 8.4% were aged 18 to 24, 32.0% were aged 25-44, 21.0% were aged 45 to 64, and 11.2 % were 65 years or older. The average age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over 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 have a median income of $ 41,433 compared with $ 27,601 for women. 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 young people under the age of 18; 9.5% belonged to the age group 65 years or older.