Introduction to Burton, Michigan

Burton, Michigan, in Genesee county, is 3 miles E of Flint, Michigan and 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Flint metropolitan area. Burton has a population of 30,308.

Burton History

The original settlers of Burton mostly came from the towns of Henderson and Adams in Jefferson County, New York. For a long time, this place was called the Atherton settlement after the Atherton brothers, who settled in the area. The name "Burton" comes from prominent local farmer, John Burton. With an increase in the population, the city has also expanded in terms of infrastructure and other facilities.

Burton and nearby Attractions

  • Alfred P. Sloan Museum
  • Flint Institute of Arts
  • Burton Church
  • Pierson Branch
  • For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
  • Brookwood Golf Course

Things To Do In Burton

Visitors to the city of Burton can visit the Alfred P. Sloan Museum, the Flushing Area Museum or the Montrose Historic & Telephone Pioneer Museum. Pierson Branch is a beautiful waterbody in Burton. The For-mar Nature Preserve and the Brookwood Golf Course offer various recreational opportunities. Also, enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the stores at the South Flint Plaza Shopping Center and the Eastland Mall Shopping Center.

Burton Transportation

Bishop International is the nearest major airport.

Burton Higher Education

There are a number of institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Burton. Among these are the Mott Community College, the University of Michigan-Flint, the Baker College of Flint, and Kettering University.


Total Population 29,223
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 11,716
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,987


Median Family Income $51,691
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $767
Median House Value $70,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.9%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Burton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Genesee
Standard Zip Codes 48509, 48519, 48529
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.999
Longitude -83.616

Burton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.9 inches
Distance 34.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Burton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northeast (48509)

Southeast (48519, 48529)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davison 5,029 $50,996
Flint 99,802 $29,065
Goodrich 1,823 $74,464
Grand Blanc 8,088 $59,225
Mount Morris 3,003 $22,424
Otisville 920 $35,972

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 367 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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