Burbank, CA

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Living in Burbank

Burbank is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 102,511 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Burbank is the 63rd largest community in California.

Burbank home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Burbank real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Burbank is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burbank is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burbank who work in management occupations (12.97%), art, media, and design (12.37%), and office and administrative support (11.84%).

Of important note, Burbank is also a city of artists. Burbank has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Burbank’s character.

Also of interest is that Burbank has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.70% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Burbank is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Burbank a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Burbank is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.29% of adults in Burbank have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Burbank in 2018 was $43,109, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $172,436 for a family of four. However, Burbank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burbank is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burbank home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burbank residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Burbank also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burbank include Armenian, German, Irish, English, and Italian.

In addition, Burbank has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.71%).

The most common language spoken in Burbank is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Armenian.