Burlingame, CA
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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 30,106 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Burlingame is the 250th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Burlingame telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.85% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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.

In Burlingame, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.28 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Burlingame. 65.09% 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 2018 was $84,132, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,528 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 14.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burlingame include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burlingame's cultural character, accounting for 30.16% of the city’s population.

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