Burlingame, CA

Burlingame profile

Living in Burlingame

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 30,889 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 91.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Burlingame is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burlingame who work in management occupations (19.09%), business and financial occupations (11.00%), and sales jobs (8.53%).

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.

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

Burlingame is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Burlingame, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Burlingame is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Burlingame, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Burlingame, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Burlingame is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.82% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Burlingame in 2018 was $73,968, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $295,872 for a family of four.

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 12.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlingame include Irish, German, Italian, English, and European.

Burlingame also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.51%.

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