Burlingame, CA
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Burlingame is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 30,459 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Burlingame is the 252nd largest community in California.

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

Burlingame is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlingame is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlingame who work in management occupations (20.22%), sales jobs (9.82%), and business and financial occupations (9.08%).

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

One of the nice things about Burlingame is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Burlingame use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Burlingame‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burlingame. 58.53% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Burlingame in 2010 was $62,019, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,076 for a family of four. However, Burlingame contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burlingame is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burlingame home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burlingame residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Burlingame also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlingame include German, Italian, English, and Russian.

In addition, Burlingame has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.96%).

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