Burbank, IL
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Burbank is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,128 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Burbank is the 71st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Burbank is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burbank is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Burbank who work in office and administrative support (17.25%), sales jobs (9.72%), and food service (6.88%).

One downside of living in Burbank, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The percentage of people in Burbank with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.27% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Burbank in 2010 was $21,500, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,000 for a family of four. However, Burbank contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Burbank is a somewhat 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 27.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Burbank include Irish, German, Italian, and Palestinian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Burbank's cultural character, accounting for 30.38% of the city’s population.

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