Want to be healthier?
Then move to Burlington, Vermont.
According to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
— 92 percent of the people living in Burlington say they are in good or great health.
Burlington is also among the best in exercise and among the lowest in obesity, diabetes and other measures of ill health,
Burlington is Vermont’s largest city . With a population of 38,889 at the 2000 census, the city is on the shores of Lake Champlain.
The average age of someone living in Burlington is of 37, according to the Census Bureau. 8% of the people living there are at the federal poverty level. They are well-educated people there as well, nearly 40 percent of area residents having at least a college bachelor’s degree.
Bicycling, hiking, skiing and other exercises are common in Burlington. Neighborhood groups commonly focus on improving parks, working in community gardens and repairing and improving sidewalks.
Burlington is helped by the presence of IBM and other employers who are said to offer more generous health benefits and corporate wellness programs.
Thinking about moving to Burlington?
Races in Burlington:
- White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
- Two or more races (2.3%)
- Black (1.8%)
- Hispanic (1.4%)
- American Indian (1.3%)
- Vietnamese (1.2%)
- Other race (0.5%)
- Ancestries: Irish (17.8%), English (13.6%), French (12.7%), German (10.2%), French Canadian (8.8%), Italian (7.1%).
2008 cost of living index in Burlington: 94.6 and the average home cost: $155,500
Average Temperatures: January, 16.3° F; July, 70.5° F; annual average, 44.6° F
Average Annual Precipitation: 34.5 inches of rain; 78.3 inches of snow
The numbers came from the CDC report, released in August and based on survey data from 2006, comparing about 150 metropolitan areas.